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  • Writer's pictureBrenda Armstrong

Imperative for U.S. States to Opt for Recruitment Outsourcing in 2024.

The tech scene in the U.S., especially in Colorado, California, Texas, and Arizona, is buzzing louder than ever. But with the increasing demand for skilled professionals in renewable energy, semiconductors, and wireless technology, things are getting a bit complex. We're talking cybersecurity, infrastructure, data analysis, cloud computing – you name it. Even Chief Technology Officers are in high demand.

Talent Scarcity in Specialized Fields

Think of the tech world as a Hunger Games arena. Everyone is vying for the best cybersecurity experts, data analysts, and cloud computing gurus. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there's a projected 33% growth in demand for information security analysts. The solution? Outsourcing recruitment is like having a secret passage, enabling companies to tap into a broader network. For instance - the semiconductor hub, Silicon Valley in California, witnessed a staggering 25% increase in demand for semiconductor engineers, according to the California Employment Development Department. Now that's where agencies like ours allow for companies to gain more insight into the talent market and handpick talent that not only suits the role and company but can expeditiously take your company to the next level.

Changing Dynamics of the Job Market

The job market is changing with professionals opting for gig-based or contracts, as revealed by McKinsey & Company's survey where 57% of tech professionals prefer flexible employment. When outsourcing recruitment to firms like ITEOM, firms that specialize in this flexible work dance, you can rest assured that your team gets top-notch talent even if it is for short or long term contracts. Austin, Texas, a city known for its live music and tech vibes, has seen a 15% year-over-year increase in gig-based employment in the tech sector, as reported by the Austin Technology Council.

Time and Cost Efficiency

Glassdoor's study indicates a 66-day average time-to-fill for technology-related positions. But for a moment, consider the internal hiring carnival – it's a wild ride that can drain resources that already have a small technical bandwidth and are short on time to dedicate to niche roles. We bring expertise and efficiency, cutting down the time-to-hire by HALF. It's all about acting NOW... Phoenix, Arizona, sees the average cost per hire in the tech industry estimated to be a whopping 30% higher than the national average, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Specialized Industry Knowledge

Colorado Springs has witnessed a 20% increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Specialized recruitment agencies, like ITEOM, understand the tech lingo, requirements, and skillsets of the industry to search for and place that perfect hire. Deloitte's survey couldn't be more correct when they indicate that 76% of tech executives believe external recruitment partners bring a deeper understanding of industry-specific requirements – it's pretty much like having a matchmaking service but for skills and companies.

Leveraging Data and Analytics

San Diego, California, has seen a 40% rise in demand for data analysts, according to the San Diego Regional EDC. In this data-driven age, we use advanced analytics to identify trends and predict candidate success. LinkedIn's Global Talent Trends report aligns with the tech industry's data-driven ethos, making us your very own crystal ball – but better.

Overlooked Aspects of In-House Hiring

Harvard Business Review reports that companies with diverse management teams have a 19% higher revenue. Hiring internally is like cooking without spices – you miss out on the flavor. Companies often overlook hidden costs and challenges, like internal bias and limited networks. In Dallas, Texas, the push for diversity is significant. According to the Dallas Regional Chamber, companies embracing diversity have reported a 15% increase in employee satisfaction. Outsourcing recruitment, like us at ITEOM, spices things up by bringing in external perspectives, broadening networks, and promoting diversity and inclusion - whiteout compromising fit and cultural alignment.

The technical and industrial hiring game is a rollercoaster. With the demand for specialized skills and leadership roles skyrocketing, outsourcing recruitment in 2024 is like having a fast pass. Companies can overcome talent shortages, boost efficiency, and stay ahead in the dynamic tech landscape. So, why outsource recruitment? It's not just about saving costs; it's a move to secure the best talent and ensure long-term success. It's a sprinkle of strategic magic to help companies not just navigate but thrive amid the challenges of technical and industrial talent acquisition.

For company leaders navigating the complexities of finding technical and industrial talent, leveraging our expertise at ITEOM can be a strategic approach that complements a seamless and successful talent acquisition program. Visit: or mail us for more info: 


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