ESP’s Best Practices published in Business Journal

In Friday’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, ESP was once again quoted in theFast.50.Logo-750 Fast50 Feature. Here’s how Bob Hildreth answered their questions:

1. Please tell us about at least one “best practice” that your company uses that helps set you apart from the competition. What is the one thing that you do over and over again that helps lead to your success?

In the fast-paced IT industry, too often the focus is only on technical skills and past work experience.  We know the importance of that when it comes to hiring, but we also see value in understanding a candidate’s interpersonal and soft skills. We’ve made it a best practice to spend a significant amount of time getting to know a candidate. We want to have an in-depth understanding of their career goals, personalities, and work styles to ensure the best fit for their careers and their future employer.

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Growing Demand for IT Pros in Minneapolis

It’s no surprise to us that IT professionals in MN are in high demand.  According toGrowing Demand for IT pros Wanted Analytics, Minneapolis saw an increase of 18% in job postings this April over a year ago. Technology is among the most demanded occupations, and one of the hardest to fill as it requires a high level of skill. Java Developers, Project Managers, and Business Analysts are within the top 10 most-posted jobs in April in the Minneapolis.

Recently, Web Applications Developer was named ‘Best Computer Job for the Future‘. It is a hard to fill position due to the variety of skills required in order to do the job but obviously in high demand due to the popularity of smart phones and tablets.

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