• By Elite Technical
  • 02 Jan, 2016

Staff augmentation is the solution many companies are using because it is most effective in helping them when it comes to the needs of their business. Here are a few reasons why Staff Augmentation may benefit your business.

Even though the US economy has been steadily growing the last four years (according to a myriad of economic indicators) many American companies are still uneasy about the future prospects of the health of the recovery. The tepid economic environment has caused most American companies to be extremely cautious about expanding their staff, which can be seen in the monthly hiring reports released by the Labor Department and ADP.

Why Choose Staff Augmentation?

Companies are getting creative in order to maintain current productivity and pursue new growth opportunities while adequately staffing workgroups, staying within budget, and minimizing risk exposure if the economy experiences a double dip or a slowdown.

Staff augmentation is the solution many companies are using because it is most effective in helping them when it comes to the needs of their business. Here are a few reasons why Staff Augmentation may benefit your business.

Staff Augmentation Helps Find the Right People for the Job

Staff Augmentation gives a company the opportunity to fully staff workgroups with precision and efficiency. Individuals with specific skill sets are brought up to speed quickly and make immediate positive contributions to the project. Staff Augmentation provides an ability to adapt and increases nimbleness which aligns with the needs of the finance department to improve clarity on expense management.

Staff Augmentation Saves Money

Cost reduction is another major advantage of Staff Augmentation. Using Staff Augmentation cuts your costs by eliminating productivity slumps caused by training inexperienced personnel and reduces redundant staffing overlap. The Human Resources Department will be able to work with a staff augmentation expert to assist your company with the precise duration and expertise of staffing needed in order to keep costs at a minimum.

Staff Augmentation Gives Companies Flexibility

Minimizing an organization’s risk exposure to an economic downturn is the biggest advantage to Staff Augmentation. Staff Augmentation gives companies the ability to adapt to future unforeseen variables. This flexibility will save a company a great deal annually and reduce financial stress.

The Bottom Line

Staff augmentation allows a large, successful company to sustain its competitive advantages while being able to react to change like its smaller, more nimble counterparts. According to a recent study conducted by Gartner, IT spending is going to increase dramatically over the next three years. Still, companies will approach this opportunity with an appropriate amount of caution due to the uncertain US economic environment, tight corporate margins, and the necessity to maintain flexibility.

Are you interested in exploring how staff augmentation can help your business?  Contact us  to begin discussing your needs with a Staff Augmentation expert.

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By Joe Monaco 22 Nov, 2017

Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving is Wrong, according to a report by the same name in today’s edition of The New York Times (11.21.17). The article featured a historian’s view that the nation’s celebration of Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude and friendship between Native Americans and English settlers in 1623 is based on misinformation.

The reporter noted that the truth of how Pilgrims and Native Americans ended up feasting together is probably unknown. The imperfection of oral tradition and alleged embellishments over the years fuel the controversy. In fact, Thanksgiving wasn’t even official until President Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of gratitude in appreciation for Civil War victories in 1863, rather than an unusual social experience and shared harvest between cultural groups.

Who knew?

Does it really matter when or how Thanksgiving began? We believe the spirit of Thanksgiving and the acts we do today are what count most. We believe sharing a meal brings people closer together, and cultivating gratitude leads to the happiness and fulfillment so important in life and work.

There’s no need to debunk Thanksgiving. The world is better for its spirit. Findings of a 2007 study by Robert Emmons, who researched gratitude through a psychological lens, found that expressing gratitude improves mental, physical and relational well-being. Emmons concludes gratitude has the power to heal, energize and change lives. It impacts the experience of happiness, and the benefits of gratitude are long-lasting. Giving thanks is healthy!

At Elite Technical, Thanksgiving Day reminds us of the blessings we’ve enjoyed in shared partnership with our team, our contractors, our clients, and our community. Thanksgiving Day is one more opportunity to say “Thank You” to the many people who give meaning to the work we do each day. We thank you all.

As business leaders, we appreciate the way Ayn Rand characterized our Thanksgiving tradition. This Russian-American novelist born and educated in the USSR before immigrating to the U.S. in 1926, said: “Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production,” said Rand, who authored The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), among other literary works.

Elite Technical’s talent recruiting team  worked productively in 2017 to ensure excellent placements for the skilled IT and Engineering experts we represent, as well as the companies we supply. Our team is still at it, and we are grateful for their success. As we prepare for Thanksgiving travels, bountiful meals, and moments with family, we appreciate the spirit of people who strive each day to serve the needs of others and, in doing so, enjoy the rewards of their hard work and generous spirit. It is both deserved and appreciated.

May you also enjoy a blessedly productive life of abundance with many reasons for Thanksgiving, today, tomorrow and always.
By Joe Monaco 15 Nov, 2017

As technical recruiters, when we interview a consultant for IT or Engineering positions, we ask about the candidate’s career game plan. If you’re our candidate, we need to know where you want your career to be next year, three years from now, and five years down the line. Why is that important? Seeing the big picture helps pin down the actions and details needed to get you there.

Knowing where you want to go helps our technical recruiters determine the best placements for you. A frank, two-way discussion with your recruiter can help you break through career inertia. Identifying specific job opportunities is one benefit; exposure to a fresh, data-driven perspective on your objectives is another.  

Discussing your goals also helps clarify your criteria for the jobs you want, which makes  it easier for you to be strategic when pursuing and accepting career opportunities. Your criteria may include a specific company or geographic location, a pay rate that makes it easier to support your lifestyle, and a workplace culture that matches your personality. Perhaps your criteria will include an opportunity to expand your comfort zone or learn new skills.

As a technical recruiting agency, Elite Technical adheres to our own criteria for IT and engineering candidate placements. Among other things, we target individuals with a demonstrated success record and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. We want people who communicate well and demonstrate reliability. We also look for the same high level of commitment to ethics and integrity that we bring to work every day.

Career Advice: How to Achieve Your Career Goals

To advance your career, consider what motivates you to succeed. What impact will reaching your goals make on your life? What might get in your way? Clarity strengthens purpose.

• Be specific about what you want to achieve, and write down your goals. The more details you provide, the greater your chance of recognizing the right opportunities. Asking yourself open-ended questions about your intentions, then writing your answers brings clarity. Research demonstrates that putting pencil to paper, and physically writing your thoughts, helps strengthen your brain’s connection to your goals. Keeping a written copy also will provide a checklist and a mark in time against which you can assess progress.

• State your targeted career growth time frame, and work toward it by charting your next steps.

• Keep your career game plan checklist where you can see it and monitor your progress.

• If you feel overwhelmed, chunk down your list and approach your goal(s) one step at a time.

• If you find yourself falling off track, pick a step you can work on in the next day, week or month. That step might be as simple as refreshing your resumé, hiring a business coach, checking the Elite Technical Job Board , or registering for a technology certification program. As you make progress, your motivation will grow.

• Identify what you must learn to master challenging objectives; then identify the resources you need. You might need to improve your interview skills, build social media connections, or add an in-demand skill set to your resume. You also might need to identify a training program or necessary financial resources. Meeting those needs starts with a first step forward.

To support your technical career plan, contact the Elite Technical team. We’ve got resources we’re happy to share.
By Joe Monaco 02 Nov, 2017
Elite Technical opened its doors November 2, 1992 as a humble home-based startup with a dream.  Today, we are privileged to mark our 25th year as a provider of top-tier technology talent to the nation's leading companies. And, we have you to thank for it.

We owe our success to the many companies who took a chance on our small firm over the years; a trusted corps of accomplished Information Technology and Engineering consultants who expertly serve our clients every day; and our dedicated group of corporate associates, several of whom have been with our team since Day One. Serving you all has been our pleasure and privilege.

As we embark on our next quarter century, the Elite Technical team is grateful to the many people who made our growth possible. Your unflagging support gifted us with tremendous opportunity to grow our own business and help many others in the process. We love that we've been able to pay it forward.

"The opportunity to serve, to help develop the careers of our consultants, and to impact the mission-critical projects of our clients leaves us both honored and humbled," said Joseph Monaco, Senior Vice President and Co-Founder. "We recognize the staggering role technology advances make in business and society and we are thrilled to play even a small part."

At Elite Technical, we have always been proud to honor our solid heritage of excellence, integrity, respect, transparency and service. We are passionate as ever about our mission, our people, and the role we play in shaping careers and companies.

"We have worked every day of the last quarter-century to exceed customer expectations and ensure progress for our clients, consultants and company alike," said Donna Keller, President and Co-Founder. "We have great appreciation for the opportunity to partner with so many well-regarded people and companies over the years. In the words of Henry Ford, 'Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.' "

Technology touches billions of lives each day. We are honored to keep many hands on the pulse and deeply grateful to all who have made Elite Technical's last 25 years possible.

We'll see you on the journey forward!

By Joe Monaco 31 Oct, 2017
A recent survey found that 91% of job seekers believe technology has made the job search process significantly more effective; at the same time, 87% believe technology makes the process more impersonal, according to featured news on the American Staffing Association website.

While we love technology, the heart of our business from Day One has been our people: our inside team, those we’ve embraced as Elite Technical consultants and the clients we serve. Our high-tech operation has been solidly high-touch from the get go!

Why High-Touch Is a Powerful Business Strategy

1.  As the saying goes, people want to do business with people they like and trust. To like and trust you, they need to know you. They need to hear you speak, sense how you think, and tell you what’s important to them, too. They need to believe you have their best interest at heart. That requires a personal connection.

2.  While it takes more time to have a conversation than to zip off an email, time invested in real discussion leads to the deeper insights needed to serve candidates and companies well. When people experience the trust and rapport built through expert service, they are more likely to stay engaged. It’s a win-win.

3.  We believe employee loyalty and retention are essential to business success. Great experiences enhance loyalty. 89% of companies cite customer experience as a key factor driving loyalty and customer retention. Candidates and employees are our customers. Fostering meaningful experiences for customers (especially Millennials who thrive on experiences) leads to greater longevity, which contributes to a stronger bottom line. (It costs five times less to keep a customer happy than to find a new one.) Again, win-win.

4.  When we dig deeper into a candidate's past and potential contributions through personal dialog, we seize an opportunity to strengthen the relationship. We learn why and how to value those candidates; we gather information that teaches us how to respect and regard them. This business intelligence fosters the deeper engagement needed for those long-term, high-value relationships that serve every business well.

Wonder how well our high-touch approach works at Elite Technical? Here’s what a contractor told us:

".... From the first e-mail exchange between us and the first telephone call I received, [my Elite Technical recruiter] has consistently shown me he cares about me. I can tell he cares about me from the tone of his communications and the subject matter we discuss. [He] consistently follows up with me in a very timely manner regarding issues of import to Elite Technical and me ... Everything about [him] says he is a professional who not only takes his work seriously, but deep down really cares about the people he works with .... I feel like I have a good friend in [him], although we have never met in person. In my opinion, that speaks volumes about the kind of person he is …” M. Busby, Systems Engineer

Learn more about Elite Technical contractor experiences at: elitetechnicaljobs.com

By Elite Technical 27 Oct, 2017

Elite Technical is privileged to place talented technology consultants with leading companies throughout the year. In September, our recruiting teams and account managers celebrated our new placements because we believe in celebrating a job well done. Wondering what positions we filled? Check out highlighted placements below.

Field Technician - Supporting a highly regarded IT services client, Elite Technical placed a mid-level Field Technician in the Treasure Coast region of Florida. The project involves modernizing much of the existing network/telecom backbone for a large State’s voice/data systems.

Are you seeking placement as a Field Technician? Contact us.  

Software Engineer  - Elite Technical also placed a senior level Software Engineer with strong Object Oriented C/C++ programming experience who will write front-end applications in a Linux environment for accessing an innovative camera device. Are you a Software Engineer looking for a new placement? Let us know your goals.  

Security Engineer - We also placed a Security Engineer who will provide complex engineering analysis and support for firewalls, routers, networks and operating systems. This engineer also will perform and evaluate vulnerability scans within a multi-platform, large enterprise environment.

Seeking a position in Data Security? Ask us who we know. 

Tune in again next month for an update on new placements, and check out Elite Technical’s Career page on LinkedIn here.   Know a talented consultant seeking his or her next placement? Please share our information.

  An Innovative Technology Services Company – Driven by Talented People

We are passionate about serving our clients. How can we help you?

Founded in New York in 1992, Elite Technical is a privately held, certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). Talent recruiting is our core expertise.

From our humble genesis as a home-based startup, Elite Technical grew into a nationally recognized provider of Information Technology and Engineering talent. Today, our respected client base includes leaders in Aerospace, Defense, Commercial Enterprise, Financial IT, Healthcare IT, Media, Power & Energy, as well as top-tier federal systems integrators and key governmental agencies.

To learn more about Elite Technical’s capabilities, please give us a call at 1-800-ELITE-50. 

By Elite Technical 16 Jan, 2016

Finding the right IT Professional Services Company is important, but not always easy. Here are five traits you should look for that will save you time and money.

General economic improvement, uptick in technology spending, and the rapid migration to mobile platforms and cloud computing is causing more companies to invest in technology. According to the Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, IT spending is projected to accelerate from 2014 to 2017 at an annual rate of over 3.5%. This means that a lot more investing will happen in technology and with all this spending, there will be many IT service companies clamoring for attention.

Finding the right IT Professional Services Company to partner with is very important, but is not always easy. Here are five traits you should look for when seeking out an IT Professional Services Company that will save you time and money and ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget.

By Elite Technical 02 Jan, 2016

Staff augmentation is the solution many companies are using because it is most effective in helping them when it comes to the needs of their business. Here are a few reasons why Staff Augmentation may benefit your business.

Even though the US economy has been steadily growing the last four years (according to a myriad of economic indicators) many American companies are still uneasy about the future prospects of the health of the recovery. The tepid economic environment has caused most American companies to be extremely cautious about expanding their staff, which can be seen in the monthly hiring reports released by the Labor Department and ADP.

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