Recruiter pays firms to take IT staff

In an innovative move to try and stir the level of full time positions for IT and telco staff a recruitment specialist focusing on that area is offering to pay the first month of the salaries of those staff taken on.

In an innovative move to try and stir the level of full time positions for IT and telco staff a recruitment specialist focusing on that area is offering to pay the first month of the salaries of those staff taken on.

The decision by Ratio Search & Selection to pay the first month’s pay for those given permanent positions is in response to the current trend for temporary positions rather than full time.

As a result of the recession an increasing number of firms are looking for short-term cover but not yet prepared to make the leap into taking on people full-time.

“We have never seen such high demand for temporary staff, said Steven Byrne, Ratio Search & Selection’s recruitment director.

Ratio will pay the first month’s pay and guarantee to find a replacement if the person chosen for the role leaves within a year.

Byrne said that it hoped the scheme would “knock down some of the barriers” holding some companies from recruiting full-time staff.

There have already been some warnings sounded about the depth of some staff cuts with the resistance to re-hiring some of those that have been let go with predictions that some companies will find themselves in a weak position as the recovery kicks in.

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