With Xmas only a matter of weeks away, it’s time to reflect on the past year and the incredible success we’ve had in market conditions that have been extremely testing. We’ve learnt a great deal in the eight years we’ve been doing business, the most important of these being ‘putting clients first’. And our dedicated team of consultants has done just that with their robust work ethic and dynamic customer service.
Our 2012 turnover has been well above expectations – we’ve exceeded the record we set in 2011 by an incredible 15%. During the year our focus has been twofold: to cement our already strong relationships with existing clients and at the same time increase our new customer base.
Marketplace Skill Shortage
With so many job seekers in the marketplace, one would think that problems with placements would be few and far between but during the last twelve months we’ve found it difficult to find suitably qualified IT staff, mainly those with C#, ASP.NET, SQL and PHP skills. It’s hard to explain why there is a skills shortage especially to clients who believe that because of the economic turndown and the resultant high numbers of unemployed, there should be a wealth of candidates to choose from. Unfortunately this could not be further from the truth.
Complacency is the Enemy
In the IT sector candidates are able to pick and choose their next role dependent on location, career progression, benefits and salary. They have plenty to choose from if they have the right skill-set for the role. Right now is a very good time for candidates looking to make their next career move.
Companies should not become complacent when it comes to the retention of staff. The attitude that employees should be thankful they’re in employment in these tough times is not the way to go. Replacing good employees is a difficult process and can prove to be time-consuming and very costly.
At Adria Solutions we’ve learnt that bold and innovative marketing, working together with numerous job boards and increasing our SEO activities have all played a vital role in our continued success. We look forward to doing the same in 2013.
We wish you all a Merry Xmas and a ‘Prosperous’ New Year.