Summer 2020

Welcome!

Welcome back to another edition of PSCI's client newsletter, the IT Industry Rundown!
 
In our last edition, I spoke to you about how PSCI was approaching and handling the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we now enter the second half of the year, we are, unfortunately, still dealing with the same reality we were back then. We must, however, persist!
 
That's why, in this edition, you'll find articles designed to help guide you further along through this pandemic. Below, you'll find original content from PSCI where we offer solutions to the hiring challenges we know many of you have been facing. There are also articles from industry leaders that provide great advice and insights on how to manage and prepare your teams as you guide them through this storm.

Not everything is pandemic related, though! Also learn about blockchain technology and how the staffing industry is looking to take advantage.

I hope you enjoy this edition of the IT Industry Rundown. For even more IT industry news and information, please connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter

Chris O’Neill
President & CEO 

Hiring Challenges Faced During a Pandemic
While many companies have temporarily put hiring on hold, there are others operating as if it's business as usual (mostly). For those organizations that need the talent, hiring during the pandemic presents several unique challenges. In this blog post, we discuss four hiring challenges faced by employers and offer solutions for how they can overcome them. Read More >>

Why Do Workers Change Jobs?
If you want a candidate, especially one with experience, to make a lateral move, you first need to understand what would motivate them to do so. Setting salary reasons aside, in this blog post we examine the reasonings and motivations for why an IT professional would consider switching jobs. Read More >>

Can Blockchain Reshape the IT Staffing Industry?
Blockchain technology is most simply defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger that records the origin of a digital asset. Financial institutions use it to expedite the transfer of funds and hospitals use it to securely transfer sensitive medical information. This blog post looks at how the staffing industry is trying to get in on the act. Read More >>
Remote Work: Why Technologists Love It
It could be the "relaxed approach" that comes from working from home; or, possibly, the money that's saved from not having to commute. One thing is for certain, though, technologists are embracing remote work. In the latest iteration of their COVID-19 Sentiment Survey, Dice asked for technologist's opinions about working from home; these were the results. Read More >>

Corporate Governance in the Era of Offsite Employees
As this article states in its opening, the pandemic is far from over. So, while there may be some businesses returning to office life, there are many more gearing up for long-term remote work - possibly on a full-time basis. With that being the case, InformationWeek lists six questions IT leaders should be asking themselves to assure that corporate governance and security are up to the task for remote work. Read More >>

Preparing for a Second Wave of COVID-19 Cases
Public health officials and experts are warning of a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases - and if you've been paying attention to the news, that wave may already be ashore. There's no need for businesses to be caught off-guard this time around, however. To help businesses prepare, TechServe Alliance has put together this brief on how to prepare for a resurgence. Read More >>
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