Like all agriculture, manufacturing and service industries, the pandemic has also negatively impacted the IT staffing business. The fear of traveling and working in closed office spaces makes it easy for the virus to spread faster. Though many pharmaceutical companies have started selling vaccines and drugs that cure, there is no sign of a definite solution taking shape in the immediate future. It should however enthuse many people in the information technology business to know that the pandemic has also taught people how to be resilient and cope up with dangers, and protect themselves.
Pandemic has Taught Employee to be Resilient
Covid is teaching employees why it is necessary to stay strong in difficult times in spite of the fact that many workers have lost someone dear in their life. In their quest to stay resilient, employees are discovering many ways to bury differences and cooperate to resolve problems amicably rather than fight it out. It is clear to most people working closely that cooperating is important and not confrontation. Stories of how employees are helping each other abound.
New Staffing Specific IT Tools Emerge
IT staffing firms are discovering tools that cut down traveling dramatically. Employees now know that the less they travel, the better they are off – especially those who use the public transport system. One of the top tools that the IT staffing firms are using is CONSULT. It is an application that cuts down invoicing time to 10% and improves profit level by 50%.
A new breed of software has already hit the market that makes communicating a simple affair. Due to a large number of IT products hitting the market during the pandemic, the quality has improved even as prices go down. The market has seen the emergence of substantial free tools that make it possible to work remotely and more efficiently.
Encourages Work-from-home Culture
The pandemic has taught administrators and business owners that technology-driven remote working can improve the performance level of its employees many times over. The usually 9 to 6 working culture is being replaced by result-oriented work culture. Nowadays managers focus on results and not on the time that employees spend in the office.
Since a substantial part of the service industry employees have started to work from home, it has reduced the stress that the public utilities were facing.
Of all the most impactful benefits is that many consultants in the IT staffing industry are able to offer their services working from the comfort of their home. It is a win-win situation that improves profits for all stakeholders in the industry. Likewise the demand for consultants is going up because customers are able to see the benefits of hiring from staffing companies rather than working with self-hired employees.