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ITAC Solutions Welcomes Emily Buerger to the Mobile Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Emily Buerger to the Mobile recruiting team! Emily graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a professional sales specialization. With a background in insurance sales and property management, Emily’s experience with customers and problem-solving skills make her a great addition to the ITAC team.

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By itacareers
October 16, 2018

What Makes a Great Boss?

In case you missed the memo, Boss’s Day is just around the corner—Tuesday, Oct. 16 to be exact. Though National Boss’s Day was first registered by Patricia Bays Haroski in 1958, it didn’t become an official holiday until 1962 when Illinois Governor Otto Kerner proclaimed it a national day. The purpose of the designated day was simply to improve the relationships between employees and their managers.   

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By itacareers
October 9, 2018

Jump Start Your Career in Atlanta

Choosing where to start a career as a recent graduate or young professional can be an intimidating and overwhelming decision. After all, the world is your oyster! However, WalletHub recently released a study on the best and worst places to start your career in 2018 that may help narrow down your options.

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By itacareers
October 2, 2018

Social Media’s Role in Recruiting and Hiring

With our generation’s infatuation with and reliance on social media, it’s only natural to consider how social media impacts job seekers in the recruiting and hiring process.  Does the presence of social media help or hurt job seekers? Well, it depends on how social media is used by job seekers, hiring managers and employers. 

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By itacareers
September 25, 2018

Are You Missing Out on Candidates?

By: Jimmy Moore, ITAC Birmingham Business Development Manager

Throughout the hiring process, time is of the essence—especially with unemployment being as low as it is these days. Not only is the candidate pool shallower, but candidates do not stay on the market for long, so it is important to act swiftly to hire top talent.

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By itacareers
September 18, 2018

Are You Missing Out on Candidates?

By: Jimmy Moore, ITAC Birmingham Business Development Manager

Throughout the hiring process, time is of the essence—especially with unemployment being as low as it is these days. Not only is the candidate pool shallower, but candidates do not stay on the market for long, so it is important to act swiftly to hire top talent.

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By itacareers
September 18, 2018

ITAC Solutions Welcomes Kristen Schneider to the Birmingham Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Kristen Schneider to the Birmingham recruiting team! Kristen graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in communication studies. Kristen began her career as an IT recruiter in Atlanta but is excited that her new position at ITAC brings her back home to Birmingham.  

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By itacareers
September 11, 2018

ITAC Lands on Birmingham Magazine’s 2018 Best of Birmingham Listing

Did you vote for us? Thank you! We’re excited to announce that for the third year in a row ITAC Solutions has been named a Best of Birmingham honoree by Birmingham Magazine!

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By itacareers
September 4, 2018

ITAC Solutions Welcomes Margo Coleman to the Birmingham Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Margo Coleman to the Birmingham recruiting team! Margo graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in May of 2018. Margo discovered her passion for helping people while working at a clothing store and hopes to carry that passion into her new role as a recruiter. To learn more about Margo, check out this Q&A:

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By itacareers
August 28, 2018

ITAC Solutions Welcomes Kendrick Russ Mostellar to the Mobile Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Kendrick Russ Mostellar to Mobile’s team! As the Business Development Manager, Kendrick is excited to grow ITAC’s established accounts and acquire new accounts in her hometown of Mobile and the Pensacola, FL area. To learn more about Kendrick, check out this Q&A:

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By itacareers
August 21, 2018

ITAC Solutions Named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama

ITAC is proud to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for in the state by a survey completed by the Best Companies Group!

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By itacareers
August 14, 2018

Sloss Tech 2018 Recap

Sloss Tech 2018 was an inspiring event that raised awareness of ITAC’s growing technology sector and candidate base here in Birmingham. 

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By itacareers
August 7, 2018

6 Résumé Writing Tips

Crafting an impeccable résumé is crucial to standing out amongst other job seekers. It can make or break an employer’s first impression of you. Before creating or updating your résumé, check out these 6 tips!

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By itacareers
July 31, 2018

Don’t Forget the Exit Interview!

While they may be uncomfortable, exit interviews can be extremely important for your company. Exit interviews take time and effort, but the feedback from departing employees can be invaluable.

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By itacareers
July 24, 2018

Should I Get Certified?

Certifications can be costly and time-consuming, so as a job seeker, it’s important to determine which certifications are worth your while. JG Carver (ITAC’s IT Business Development Manager), Charles Baughman (ITAC’s Chief Administrative Officer PHR, SHRM-CP) and Kemper Trull (ITAC’s Nashville Market Leader) weighed in on this frequently asked question.

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By itacareers
July 17, 2018

Leaves of Absence Prep 101

Your employees are human, which means occasionally they encounter situations that take them away from work for extended periods of time.

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By itacareers
July 10, 2018

Mid-Year Job Market Report

Believe it or not, we are more than halfway through 2018. Remember in January when we were setting career goals and discussing trends to watch?

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By itacareers
July 6, 2018

ITAC Solutions Welcomes Hope Housel to the Birmingham Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Hope Housel to Birmingham’s recruiting team!

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By itacareers
June 27, 2018

Join ITAC at Sloss Tech 2018!

ITAC Solutions is excited to sponsor and attend the Southeast’s preeminent tech festival for the third year in a row!

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By itacareers
June 27, 2018

ITAC Solutions Welcomes Riggs Symonds to the Birmingham Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Riggs Symonds to Birmingham’s recruiting team! 

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By itacareers
June 13, 2018

10 Scarce Job Skills in Nashville

Despite being one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and experiencing an influx of new residents from across the country, Nashville is still suffering from a skills gap.  A skills gap occurs when employer demand for a certain skill exceeds worker supply of that skill in a certain area. For instance, while Nashville has an abundance of individuals specialized in music production and healthcare management, it is lacking tech-savvy individuals.

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By itacareers
June 5, 2018

What Software Developers Want

In today’s job market, software developers are in high-demand, and candidates with these skills need to be wooed. Is your company struggling to recruit, hire and retain software development talent? Here’s what software developers are looking for in a company (in addition to a competitive salary, of course): 

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By itacareers
May 29, 2018

Diploma to Paycheck in 6 Steps

Congratulations, you graduated! Now what? Stepping into the “real world” and finding that first job is a daunting task for any new graduate. The good news is that employers plan to hire 4 percent more graduates from the class of 2018 than they did from the class of 2017, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employees (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 survey. Plus, these 15 industries plan to hire the most college graduates in 2018.

 

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By itacareers
May 22, 2018

It’s Nice to do Business in Birmingham

Just a few years ago, Birminghamians envied the growth and revival of other cities. Today, we have collectively established Birmingham as a breeding ground for success and are beginning to brag on our own city’s accomplishments. For instance, start-up stories, like Shipt, are making headlines and proving success is possible; companies, like Stewart Industries and Autocar, are choosing to relocate or expand to Birmingham; and small businesses are quickly growing into medium- and large-sized businesses.

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By itacareers
May 15, 2018

ITAC Solutions Honored with 2018 Top Tiger Distinction by Auburn University

We are thrilled and proud to announce that ITAC earned the distinction of being a “Top Tiger” for the fourth year in a row! This honor is awarded to the fastest-growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni. Presented by Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business and Business Alabama magazine, the “Top Tiger” program celebrates the entrepreneurial success of alumni from each of Auburn’s 12 degree-granting colleges and schools.

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By itacareers
April 17, 2018

10 Scarce Job Skills in Atlanta

Job skill scarcity occurs when employer demand for a certain skill exceeds worker supply of that skill in a certain area. In other words, these are the skills employers are actively seeking and having trouble finding. As a job seeker, it’s beneficial to pay attention to what skills are scarce in certain areas to know where it may be easier for you to find a job within your skillset or what skills you could acquire to be more attractive to employers in your city.

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By itacareers
March 27, 2018

Assessing Cultural Fit

At ITAC, we understand the importance of cultural fit. In fact, our mission is to improve lives by connecting the right candidates with the right client companies. Cultural fit is the ability of an employee to comfortably work in an environment that is compatible with his/her own beliefs, values and needs. A quality cultural fit results in a happy, productive employee.

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By itacareers
March 20, 2018

There’s Momentum in Mobile

From its family-friendly nature to its annual Mardi Gras festivities, living in Mobile has unique perks. This coastal town not only offers a low cost of living, but its small-town atmosphere and proximity to the beaches also generate a higher standard of living. Mobile may be a smaller town than any other ITAC market, but the momentum of the city rivals that of Nashville, Huntsville and Birmingham.

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By itacareers
March 13, 2018

How to Plan a Job Search Staycation

Spring break season is here! How are you spending your week-long vacation? If you’re an upcoming college graduate looking for an entry level job, spring break gives you the uninterrupted time needed to jump start your job search.

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By itacareers
March 6, 2018

How to Manage Remote Employees

Telecommuting and remote workforces are on the rise. In fact, SHRM reports that by 2020, three-quarters of U.S. employees will work remotely. Remote working certainly offers advantages to employees—flexibility, reduced commute times, decreased childcare costs and productivity, but it presents managers with the challenge of less interaction with their employees. As a manager, how can you maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages? Check out these tips for managing remote employees:  

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By itacareers
February 13, 2018

ITAC Takes on Nashville

As one of the fastest-growing metropolitans in the U.S., Nashville is experiencing constant change in the company landscape and an influx of new talent from around the country. Not only is it known for its prominence in the healthcare industry, but Nashville’s technology sector is also seeing major growth. Overall, the city is becoming more transient, which brings in great diversity in ideas and experience and opens the door to job growth.

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By itacareers
February 6, 2018

The Importance of Soft Skills

Not only are hiring managers looking for candidates possessing job-specific hard skills, but they’re also seeking candidates who demonstrate the soft skills necessary for success.

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By itacareers
January 30, 2018

7 Ways to Improve Retention in 2018

Today’s ongoing war for top talent and generation of job hoppers makes it challenging to improve employee retention. Though employees are a company’s most valuable asset, employee turnover is a huge problem for many employers these days. Keep your employees happy and improve your employee retention rate in 2018 with these seven strategies:

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By itacareers
January 23, 2018

Find Flexibility in 2018

From telecommuting and flexible scheduling to freelance and part-time work, the number of flexible jobs is on the rise. Workplace flexibility is such a popular perk with job seekers these days, and employers are starting to notice and adapt. What’s so great about workplace flexibility? Not only does it improve employee work-life balance, but it also leads to increased employee performance and productivity.

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By itacareers
January 16, 2018

Huntsville & Nashville Named Hottest Cities for Tech Jobs

Calling all techies! Are you in search of a new job or a new city? According to Money, these 20 cities are where you should be looking in 2018. The article highlights that the tech industry is expanding beyond Silicon Valley and other big cities. Based on year-over-year job growth for engineering, software and IT roles, Huntsville, AL lands at the top of the list and Nashville, TN lands at eighth.

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By itacareers
January 9, 2018

Trends to Watch in 2018

A new year not only brings resolutions, goals and fresh starts, but it also brings new trends, fads and demands. Hiring and workplace trends impact how companies structure, recruit, train and retain their workforces. To stay competitive, it’s essential that employers and hiring managers are informed of the emerging trends and adjust workplace structure and hiring strategies as needed.

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By itacareers
January 2, 2018

6 Resolutions for Career Success in 2018

A new year provides us with the opportunity to start fresh and make positive changes. Though many of us resolve to eat healthier, lose weight or save money, some of us set career goals for the new year. If you’re one of these career-oriented individuals, it’s important for you to not only set goals, but make proactive plans to achieve them.

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By itacareers
December 26, 2017

How to End the Year on a High Note

The holidays are officially in full swing, which means the end of the year is not too far behind. As a leader and hiring manager, it is important to end the year on a high note—no matter what happened throughout the year. Abide by these 3 tips and your employees will be motivated when they return from the holidays.

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By itacareers
December 19, 2017

6 Ways to Handle Holiday Vacation Requests

The holidays not only bring sweet treats and thoughtful gifts, but they also cause an influx of vacation requests from employees. And, unfortunately for managers, not everyone can take off at the same time. Managing vacation requests is tricky, but with these strategies, you can keep your employees happy and ensure your business stays up and running throughout the holidays.

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By itacareers
December 12, 2017

How to Land a Temporary Job During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, colored lights, holiday shopping AND seasonal hiring. During the holiday hustle and bustle, retailers and other businesses often depend on temporary employees to help manage the heightened workload and cover for employees’ vacation time.

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By itacareers
December 5, 2017

Why You Should Always Keep Your Resume Updated

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By itacareers
November 16, 2017

5 IT Jobs in High-Demand

Job seekers, it’s time to sharpen those tech skills. Employers across the country are struggling with a shortage of IT talent, specifically software development talent, which makes it prime time to land a job in IT.

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By itacareers
November 14, 2017

How to Explain Employment Gaps

Many of us take time off from working for one reason or another. Whether it’s to raise a family, travel the world, seek a new opportunity or something else, there comes a time when we need to explain that “employment gap” to potential employers. Employment gaps often raise suspicion among hiring managers, but with a simple explanation you can easily dispel their doubts. ITAC Recruiting Manager Karsen Wilford and Nashville Market Leader Kemper Trull shared their advice on how to best explain employment gaps to potential employers.

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By itacareers
October 31, 2017

ITAC Recognized as a 2017 Best of Birmingham Honoree!

We're excited to announce that for the second year in a row, ITAC Solutions has been recognized as a Best of Birmingham Honoree! Each year, Birmingham Magazine polls its readers to determine the best people, places, businesses and activities in the Magic City. Recently, the magazine released the results of this year's poll.

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By itacareers
October 23, 2017

The Impact of Cultural Fit on Hiring Decisions

Skills and professional experience aren’t the only things you should seek when hiring an employee. Finding a cultural fit is a key, too, and it can make or break the success of your team. Generally, when someone fits in at their workplace, it leads to greater job satisfaction, higher employee engagement, improved job performance and higher retention rates. What employer wouldn’t want that? In the Q&A session below, ITAC’s Chief Administrative Officer, Charles Baughman, weighs in on the impact of cultural fit on hiring decisions and company performance:

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By itacareers
October 3, 2017

Boost Your Business with Short-Term Hiring

Though many companies rely on short-term hires and temporary staff during the summer months or holiday rush, there are more benefits to short-term hiring than you may expect. In fact, short-term hiring can boost your business by providing your company with:

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By itacareers
September 26, 2017

How to Land a Job Out of State

Are you ready to relocate? Whether your significant other landed their dream job, you want to move closer to family, or you just have an itch to reinvent yourself in a new city, searching for a job out of state can be tough. Because of potential relocation expenses and other long-distance candidate hassles, employers are often hesitant to consider non-local candidates. But, do not lose hope! Landing a job out of state is not impossible, but it may require a little extra effort.

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By itacareers
September 19, 2017

3 Ways Office Design Impacts Company Culture

Does your physical office space reflect your company’s culture? This is what you see, touch, hear and smell every day. It includes the office floor plan, décor, lighting, conference rooms and break areas, such as a lounge area, cafeteria or on-site gyms. 

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By itacareers
September 12, 2017

Why You Should ALWAYS Keep Your Resume Updated

Whether you’re desperately job seeking or happily employed, you should ALWAYS keep your resume updated. Why? In short, because you never know when or what career opportunities may present themselves. Yes, it’s a tedious task, but an up-to-date and polished resume is a valuable tool to have on hand regardless of your current circumstances.

Here’s how you can benefit from regularly updating your resume:

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By itacareers
August 29, 2017

How to Give Negative Feedback

Nobody likes being the bad guy, but as an employer/manager, it is your job to lead your team to success by not only offering encouragement but also criticism. If done correctly, sharing negative feedback can improve a team’s overall performance. Negative feedback doesn’t have to be an awkward, rude or cold exchange that escalates into a heated argument or tearful exchange. There are ways to deliver negative feedback that result in a positive outcome. Before pursuing the difficult conversation, check out these tips!

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By itacareers
August 22, 2017
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