Selecting the Right Short-Term IT Staffing Partner

May 4, 2023

Filling Your Staffing Needs

Meeting your organization’s IT staffing requirements efficiently and effectively can be challenging. According to a 2022 LinkedIn article, 63% of recruiters say talent shortage is their biggest problem, and 76% of hiring managers say attracting the right job candidates is their biggest challenge. A CareerBuilder survey found that a bad hire cost companies an average of $15,000. Navigating these challenges can be especially difficult when filling IT positions due to technology’s critical role in today’s fast-paced business environment.  

Short-term IT staffing partners are essential for organizations that require temporary IT staffing solutions for specific projects or periods. They provide the expertise and resources needed to complete projects within the given time frame without going through the hiring cycle for a full-time employee. However, selecting a quality short-term IT staffing partner is crucial to the success of any project. 

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Expertise in IT Skills

The staffing partner should have a pool of IT professionals with diverse skill sets and experience levels to meet your organization’s specific needs. Additionally, the partner should understand the latest IT trends and technologies. 


An excellent short-term IT staffing partner should be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of your organization. They should be able to provide the necessary resources and support to complete projects within the given time frame. This flexibility can include scaling up or down depending on project requirements, providing remote resources or onsite support as needed, and offering varied pricing models to fit your budget. 

Proven Track Record

Selecting a short-term IT staffing partner with a proven track record is crucial to the success of any project. The partner should have a history of completing similar projects within the given time frame and budget. They should also have positive reviews from previous clients, demonstrating their ability to deliver high-quality work.

Data Security

With the rise of cyber threats, data security is a significant concern for organizations. A short-term IT staffing partner should have robust data security protocols. They should have policies and procedures for data protection, use employee background checks, and provide secure remote access to company systems. They should also be knowledgeable in applicable industry compliance requirements (ex. HIPAA, CMMC).


Effective communication is essential in any business relationship, and it’s no different when selecting a short-term IT staffing partner. The partner should have open and transparent communication channels, provide regular updates on project progress, and promptly address any concerns or issues. They should also be able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including project managers, team members, and senior executives.

Cultural Fit

A good short-term IT staffing partner should fit your organization’s culture. This includes understanding your organizational values, work ethics, and culture. A strong fit ensures the partner can seamlessly integrate with your organization, providing a smooth and productive working relationship.

How Can Dewpoint Help? 

At Dewpoint, we believe in “Making IT Personal,” which directly applies to our IT Professionals as a Service. We start by identifying your goals and culture, then match the “right” expert for you. Even after placement, our leadership maintains close communication and support to ensure they and you have the support needed to succeed. 

Whether you need to move rapidly on a project, want subject matter expert guidance, or need a full-time employee, we have a solution that fits you. Chat with our experts today to see how Dewpoint professionals can help you achieve your goals. 

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