Winter 2019

Welcome back to another edition of PSCI's client newsletter, the IT Industry Rundown!

As you may have noticed throughout the year, each of these publications has centered around a theme. We've addressed women in tech, how best to attract and retain IT talent, and most recently, cybersecurity. As we quickly approach the end of the decade (!!!), however, it's time to set our sights forward.

That's why in this edition, we've turned our attention on how best to prepare for 2020. Learn about the hiring trends that many in the industry are adopting, the skills that are expected to be among the most in-demand, the new devices and styles of application development that are expected to have the biggest impact on IT, and the best ways to position your organization for success in the new year.

You can also find original content, in the form of our blog posts, that detail the most challenging IT roles to fill, why leaving a role open for too long can have detrimental effects, and the reasons to partner with an IT staffing firm when filling full-time positions.

We hope you find these articles useful as you strategize and formulate your plans for the upcoming year. For even more IT industry news and information, connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Chris O’Neill
President & CEO


Why to Use a Staffing Firm for Full-Time Jobs

Staffing agencies are usually sought by employers to fill temporary positions - and for good reason. Their services allow for greater flexibility, lower overhead costs, and quicker hires. In this blog post, the argument for utilizing their services for permanent hiring needs is made; and in it, learn the pros of engaging an IT staffing firm to fill those needs. Read More >>

The Risks of Leaving a Role Open

The IT skills gap has resulted in a staggering number of IT positions being left unfilled across the nation and the world. While that opportunity may be music to IT professional's ears, it's a true nightmare for employers. That's because the risks posed by leaving a role open for too long can prove to be detrimental to both an employer's bottom line and brand perception. Learn all about the risks and what can be done to mitigate them in this blog post. Read More >>

The Most Challenging IT Roles to Fill and Why

As has previously been discussed, the IT skills gap is a true supply and demand problem within the world of IT, with certain roles proving trickier to fill than others. In this blog post, learn the 4 most challenging IT roles for employers to fill, what makes them so challenging, and a solution that'll help employers solve their hiring problems. Read More >>


Three Hiring Trends to Watch in 2020

Just as technology continues to advance and evolve, so should your hiring practices. This is to ensure that your organization is not only attracting the best available talent but that your hiring practices are also accurately identifying the best fits. In this article, learn three hiring trends that will keep your organization ahead of the curve. Read More >>

These Will be the Top 10 Most Popular Tech Skills of 2020

The new year comes with a lot of uncertainty but one thing you can count on is that your organization will be investing in IT and making IT hires. In this article, discover the top 10 most popular tech skills of 2020 (estimations based off what IT professionals are spending their time learning via courses and certifications). Read More >>

Predicting 2020 Trends Across DesignOps, AppDev, AI, IoT and 5G

According to experts, new devices and styles of application development are expected to have the biggest impact on technology next year. Here are a few predictions and insights, from analysts and executives, about what they believe may happen across DesignOps, AppDev, artificial intelligence, and 5G in 2020. Read More >>

7 Ways to Position IT for Success in 2020

IT departments are experiencing tremendous changes as their roles expand to impact customer service, sales, and even business strategies (and they have been for a few years), making IT critical for sustained business success. So, as you begin your planning for new IT strategies and initiatives, here are 7 tips to help you hit the new year running. Read More >>


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