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Most IT leaders and project managers have found themselves in the following position:

You’ve assembled the dream IT team for your critical project. They’re brilliant, motivated, and ready to work. But then, suddenly, a key developer resigns, a tester gets lured away by a competitor, and your perfectly balanced team starts to come apart at the seams.

This is a frustration that is all too familiar in the IT world.

But beyond the resignations, there are many other frustrations IT leaders face when trying to keep an IT project afloat. And as a staffing firm who’s been in business for over 30 years, we’re aware of them all.

Most can be attributed to the following:

  • Attrition: The tech industry is a hotbed for talent, and that can be a double-edged sword. While it means you have a wide pool to choose from, it also makes your team members prime targets for headhunters and competitor offers.
  • The Knowledge Gap: When someone leaves, their institutional knowledge goes with them. This can leave the remaining team scrambling to onboard a replacement and catch them up to speed, causing delays and potential rework.
  • Employee Burnout (a common occurrence since 2020 and Covid-19): A constantly understaffed team is a recipe for burnout. The remaining members end up taking on extra work, leading to fatigue, frustration, and a decline in morale – the exact opposite of what you need for a successful project.
  • Missed Deadlines: A project with a constantly shifting team dynamic is unlikely to hit its deadlines. The constant onboarding and knowledge transfer creates roadblocks, pushing deadlines further and further away, while also raising costs.

So, what can be done?

This is where IT staffing firms, like PSCI, can be your saving grace.

Here’s how we can help:

  • Finding the Perfect Fit: PSCI has a vast network of pre-vetted IT professionals. We can find the right person with the specific skillset you need, saving you valuable time and resources.
  • Rapid Deployment: You don’t last over three decades in this industry without having a stellar reputation for being able to deliver and deliver with speed. So, getting the right people in place quickly is one of our chief concerns. This minimizes downtime and keeps your project moving forward.
  • Flexibility: As you know, projects don’t always go according to plan. This is why we offer a range of engagement models, from temporary and contract-to-hire to permanent options. This allows you to scale your team up or down as needed, keeping project costs under control.
  • Specialized Expertise: While there’s no one specific IT niche that PSCI focuses on, our core competencies cover everything from project management, application development and data ware housing, to systems and networking and statistics and programming. This means we can find talent with exactly the skills you need, even for those hard-to-fill positions.

Keeping an IT project team fully staffed doesn’t have to be a constant source of frustration. Contact PSCI today to find the talent you need and keep your project on track for success.

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