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Adding Value In A Tight Labor Market

Posted by Daniel Sullivan on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

Adding Value in a Tight Labor Market

If, like many IT HR professionals, you’re operating at maximum bandwidth, working with an executive search firm has clear benefits.  Some of these are readily apparent from the beginning.  For one, your firm saves time and money. There is no need to devote valuable internal resources to sorting through dozens or hundreds of resumes from job seekers.  A specialist staffing firm does this for you; and after screening and interviewing, you choose from only the top candidates available.

Speaking of the best candidates, specialized firms such as J. Patrick + Associates are continually sourcing new potential hires with focused, specific skill sets that meet your needs.  With the ability to leverage a continually growing proprietary database that matches your target demographic, these experienced professionals can illuminate an ever-expanding network of candidates for your firm to choose from.  Out of this bigger and better pool, new and higher quality candidates emerge.

Next, and most important to your bottom line, a search firm enables you to minimize risk and the associated cost of a bad hire.  According to the Harvard Business Review, as much as 80% of employee turnover is due to poor hiring decisions.  Furthermore, the Labor Department estimates it costs an average of one-third of a new hire’s annual salary to replace him or her.  What’s worse, the costs associated increase the further up in the organization the change occurs.

The right executive search firm offers you the necessary tools to prevent this and maximize your hiring ROI.  Although you probably already know this, one alarming item to consider is when the job market is tight, finding the right person becomes even more challenging.  It’s in times like these that a top firm offers your business some less obvious capabilities, adding even more value when you need to fill critical positions.  Firms like J. Patrick + Associates know the IT and telecom industries inside and out, and bring the best industry practices to the critical task of job placement. 

Industry Trends and Market Intelligence

Another reason to use a firm focused on specialized placement is their knowledge of workforce trends within the IT and telecom industries. A good niche firm understands the impact these can have on your business. A niche recruiter can help advise you to make strategic hiring decisions that not only meet your immediate needs--finding the right person for that key position right now--but also ensure you’re positioned for the larger demands of an evolving business environment.


In comparison to a traditional agency, with a specialist firm you’re already on the same page, and together, you’re ready to take decisive action.  This is something you won’t find easily somewhere else.  You can expect a top firm like J. Patrick + Associates to know the hiring and job requirements in your industry, to be prepared to address critical issues, and to leverage unique industry insight to help drive your most favorable hiring decisions.

Long-Lasting Relationships

Veteran firms have been placing the best-qualified candidates at top tier IT and telecom businesses for nearly 20 years.  That’s no accident; it’s the proven result of a winning track record.  Over the years, countless hours have been spent building enduring professional relationships with former candidates.  Many of these former job seekers are now in hiring positions.  Who do they turn to when they need both quality and speed? J. Patrick + Associates.  The reason is simple--because of the long-term trust we’ve built between our firm and our clients.

Contact JP+A Now

When placement costs can exceed the annual salary of each candidate, it’s a significant expense you simply can’t ignore.  So, if you need to find the best-qualified people to fill key positions, it’s time to consider a firm with proven expertise and resources.  Choose J. Patrick and Associates to provide the winning outcome your business demands.

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Tags: Recruiter Tips, Job Search, SaaS, Job Interviews, HR and Hiring, Career Strategies

Introducing iMPR

Posted by Elissa Jane Mastel on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 @ 01:41 PM

impr ilissa miller pr logoWe are excited to announce that our friend Ilissa Miller has launched her own agency, introducing iMiller Public Relations (iMPR).  Daniel Sullivan introduced Ilissa to the telecom arena, and helped launch her fifteen year career as a proven leading tastemaker in the industry.  

Ilissa provides a different perspective than your average marketing consultant by filling the need specifically for the telecom industry to every integrated marketing aspect of a company. The key differentiator in Ilissa’s business acumen is that she has a proven insight and understanding of the telecom industry. She calls herself “a translator” between technical speak and business speak with the ability to break down the telecom industry and build it up through marketing that everyone can understand.  

"This is such an exciting endeavor for me.  I truly love what I do," Ilissa Miller, CEO iMPR says, "Couple that with relationships that run deep and far, it is both heartwarming and exciting to create this new venture that can provide the strategic vision that many telecom and IT marketing departments need.  Our goal at iMPR is to deliver our clients messages in the most effective and broadest ways possible."
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iMPR is more than just public relations, it’s your outsourced partner for PR, marketing and business strategy that will get your business noticed and heard.  Newly founded in 2011 by Ilissa Miller, a telecommunications industry veteran, iMPR offers industry insight to help propel your messages, brand and products to the next level.  With clients like Global Capacity and FiberMedia, her new venture is expected to grow exponentially in the coming year.  

Key areas of service include the development of a comprehensive and strategic marketing communications plan that encompasses press releases, case studies, media outreach, speaking opportunities, award submissions and social media outreach.  With your core communications effectively deployed, your marketing efforts will fall in place.  Your messages will be integrated throughout your entire organization from your website to sell sheets, brochures, advertising campaigns, promotions and implemented at tradeshows, conferences, corporate events and beyond.

Ilissa is located in the New York City metro area, but has clients stretching from London to California.

Looking for this kind of service for your company?
Ilissa Miller
CEO, iMiller Public Relations
email: ilissa@imillerpr.com
1 866 307 2510
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Tags: AV/VTC/UC, SaaS