10+ Alternatives to Robert Half Technology: PrideStaff, Aerotek, Randstad, and Other Staffing Agencies

Published Dec 20, 2017
10+ Alternatives to Robert Half Technology: PrideStaff, Aerotek, Randstad, and Other Staffing Agencies

According to the World Economic Forum, more than 57 million workers, about 36 percent of the U.S. workforce, are freelancers. By 2027, the majority of the U.S. workforce will be engaged in freelancing.

However, that still leaves the other 64 percent of the U.S. population working on-site, at least for the next decade. Even though we might be headed towards a freelance market as a whole, some companies still need on-site staff.

According to Robert Half Technology, launched in 1994 to focus on technology staffing, the top five in demand technical skills are database management, desktop support, telecommunications support, wireless network management, and business intelligence and reporting services.

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In 2018, 21% of CIOs in the United States plan to add full-time IT professionals to their teams, 63% of CIOs plan to hire only to fill vacated IT roles and 61% of CIOs say it’s somewhat challenging to find skilled IT professionals.

If you’re in need of an on-site developer, and Robert Half Technology, for whatever reason, doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, what other options do you have to help you fill your staffing needs?

PrideStaff and Aerotek are two well known alternatives, but read on for more staffing agency options for your technology hiring needs.

PrideStaff

PrideStaff, based in Fresno, California, offers staff sourcing solutions for employers looking to hire for temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Although their IT related jobs are mainly for data entry and IT support, PrideStaff is the only staffing agency on this list, besides Robert Half Technology, with quality assurance — they offer a 110% guarantee if you’re unhappy with your temporary employee.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States
Quality guarantee: Yes

Aerotek

Aerotek delivers contractor, contractor-to-hire, and direct placement staff for your project-based, seasonal, or niche needs from their offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. They provide government services, clinical solutions, and workforce management. If you’re looking for a software engineer or software developer, Aerotek may have the person you’re looking for.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Singapore, China
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

Adecco

Adecco, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is the largest staffing agency in the world. They offer temporary, temporary-to-hire, direct hire assistance, and payroll services. Adecco provides their temporary staff with group insurance and a 401k program. Their candidates are pre-screened, skill-tested, background and drug checked. Adecco provides staffing solutions for data engineering, IT support, system administration, and IT security needs.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States, Canada, and 56 countries in: Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Asia Pacific
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

Kelly Services

From Troy, Michigan, Kelly Services furnishes employers with an array of staffing solutions, and makes placements for IT needs, including: software development, IT management, and IT support staff. They claim to place over 9,000 contractors a year from all disciplines of IT. From DBAs to back-end testers, from web developers to systems analysts, Kelly Services has the contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire, project solution, and outsourcing solution you might need.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the Philippines, and 20+ countries in Europe and Asia
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

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Kforce

Kforce Inc, hailing from Tampa, Florida, is a staffing agency that caters to technology and finance firms, as well as government needs. With Kforce, you can find developers and engineers familiar with web applications — including .NET, HTML, JavaScript, Java, and Scala — mobile apps, and databases — including Hadoop, NOSQL, and Snowflake — as well as specialists in infrastructure, security, and UI.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

TEKsystems

TEKsystems, headquartered in Hanover, Maryland, focuses on IT solutions. Their skill network “supports all stages of an application’s life cycle.” With TEKsystems, you can find an expert in big data, cloud computing, data architecture, data warehousing, IT project management, information architecture, QA and software testing. If you’re looking for developers versed in Scala, Clojure, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, R, and Perl, look no further than TEKsystems.

IT specific: Yes
Located in: United States, Canada, and 14 countries in Europe, Asia, and Asia Pacific
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

Randstad

Randstad, based in Dieman, Netherlands, is a multinational human resource consulting firm — and the second largest HR service provider after Adecco. Randstad offers talent interested in both temporary and permanent positions. In 2016, Randstad placed 183,900 people into permanent positions, including mobile developers, senior software engineers, front-end developers, and network administrators.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States, Canada, Mexico, and in 34+ countries in South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australasia
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

Hays Talent Solutions

Hays is a staffing agency based in the United Kingdom, although they also operate in the U.S. job market, among others. They specialize in providing qualified staff in many fields, one of which is information technology. With Hays, you can find your next Java, mobile, .NET, and web developer, along with your infrastructure and architecture expert, network administrator, engineer, security professional, or support technician on a contract, contract-to-hire, and full-time basis.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States, Canada, Mexico, and 30+ countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

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On Assignment

On Assignment, based in Calabasas, California, is the second largest IT staffing agency in the United States. They offer technology staffing services through three divisions: Apex Systems, CyberCoders, and Oxford Global Resources. CyberCoders, based in Irvine, California, for example, can help you find tech and engineering professionals fluent in Java, SQL, JavaScript, C++, Python, Linux, and .NET.

IT specific: Yes
Located in: United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

Michael Page

Michael Page, founded in London in 1976, operates in 35 countries. They focus on staffing in an array of fields, including technology, and tout their recruiters’ pay structure as salaried, rather than commission, as a reason for their success. Their industry specialists will help you find your next permanent or temporary hire in IT auditing, sourcing, analysis, or project management.

IT specific: No
Located in: United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Japan, Singapore, and 28+ countries worldwide
Quality guarantee: Not advertised

Conclusion

Well, there you have it. Whether you’re in the market for someone to help you on-site with your deliverables on a full-time, part-time, temporary, or freelance basis, fear not — you have plenty of options to consider in addition to Robert Half Technology.

One of these staffing agency alternatives just might help you find the perfect candidate(s) to fill your technology or software development related position. But, if you’re open to hiring a remote developer instead, there are plenty of freelance developer platforms to choose from as well.

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Let us know in the comments if you have other companies you think should make the Robert Half alternatives list!

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