Summer 2021

Welcome!

Welcome back to another edition of PSCI's client newsletter, the IT Industry Rundown!
 
Though COVID restrictions are being lifted and life is slowly returning to normal, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way business gets done for the foreseeable future, if not permanently.
 
Perhaps the most glaring illustration of this will be seen in where work gets done. In years past, a remote work offering was seen as a benefit. Now, in order to attract and retain talent, it's nearly a necessity.

That's why this edition of our quarterly newsletter focuses solely on that issue. Below, you'll find articles from various industry publications stressing the importance of adopting a hybrid work schedule. In addition, our own blog posts cover how to ease employees back into the office and how to successfully onboard remote hires.

I hope you find these articles helpful as you continue to formalize your future work plans. As always, please remember to connect with PSCI on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest IT industry news and information. 

Patrick O’Neill
Marketing Manager

Remote Onboarding Done Right
Effective onboarding can lead to faster integration of new employees, decreased organizational costs, and improved retention rates. With nearly a quarter of the US workforce expected to be fully remote by 2025, much of the onboarding process will be taking place virtually. In this blog post, we list proven onboarding techniques to get remote employees started off on the right foot. Read More >>

Returning to Work Post-COVID
An increasing number of employers around the nation are setting return-to-work dates. While each employer's plan to return to work will look different, there are a few considerations that most should adhere to. We outline what those are in this blog post. Read More >>
Back to the Office? The Rules of Work Have Changed - Ignore That and We All Lose Out
A recent survey conducted by Robert Half suggests that as many as 1 in 3 remote workers may quit their jobs if asked to return to the office full-time. Many, though, still crave in-person interaction with coworkers. A balanced approach, then, is needed in order to take the needs of both the staff and business into account. In this article, the Tech Republic reports on the hybrid model. Read More >>

Technologists Prefer Hybrid or Remote Work Options
While surveys of remote workers have shown that remote work can make it hard on employees to develop and maintain working relationships with both colleagues and managers, it's still a preference for most tech workers. Those companies that are able to build an agile approach that gives their workers flexibility and control over their work environment will be the ones that succeed in attracting and retaining top talent. Article via TVTechnology. Read More >>

Want to Make Your Developers Stick Around Longer? This One Change Could Do It
A poll of more than 15,000 developers found that 95% would embrace a hybrid working model. As IT skillsets continue to be in demand, competition for developers and other IT professionals promises to be high. In this article, the Tech Republic once again reports on the importance of embracing the hybrid work model. Read More >>

How Employers Can Maximize Engagement and Productivity for a Hybrid Workforce
As has already been alluded to and suggested, hybrid work models are likely here to stay. With that being the case, employers must provide their hybrid workforce with the proper tools in order to sustain productivity and engagement. In this article, the Undercover Recruiter suggests ways for doing so. Read More >>
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