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IT Staffing – Ethics in a Hot Market

The IT Staffing Industry is beginning to see the benefit of an improved economy. There is an increased demand for IT professionals, particularly with hot skills … this is all good, right? Well … yes, and no.

With the changing markets Staffing Companies face different challenges and one of the challenges of a “hot market” is the “questionable tactics” employed by some companies and by some individuals. Here is what we are seeing at an increasing pace, today …

  • Contractors leaving contracts for a few extra dollars;
  • Contractor’s committing to contracts but changing their mind and taking different contracts;
  • Contractors going on interviews with no intent to take the job; and
  • Recruiters persuading contractors to bail on commitments for a few extra dollars.

If our industry is ever going to reach its potential as a key strategic resourcing partner for the 21st century we need to get on the same page with ethical standards. Independent contractors need to act in a way they would want to be treated and staffing companies need to embody the highest of ethics!


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