FAQ

for Hiring Managers

Below are answers to the most common questions we are asked about how Ursus IT Staffing finds top technical talent for the world's most innovative and established companies.

How is Ursus IT Staffing different from other staffing agencies?

Ursus IT Staffing focuses on matching rapid growth startup and Fortune 1000 companies with technical contract, contract to hire and direct hire placements. Ursus partners with some of the fastest growing as well as established companies throughout the US and Europe. We personally work with all of our candidates and specialize in technical staffing solutions.   Specifically, our four primary practice areas cover data center/network, cloud computing and data center automation, security and application development. Our recruiters focus solely on the candidate relationship, ensuring that you have the best experience and are always a top priority. Our account managers in turn, represent our clients, working to understand not only the technical requirements they seek in a candidate but as, if not more importantly, the company culture, nuances of the position and other intangible important to the candidate and hiring manager alike. This segmented approach enables us to provide our clients not only with the best candidates, but more importantly, the right people to help scale their business.

Is Ursus IT Staffing a local service or international?

Ursus IT Staffing has offices in both the US and the UK. Our five offices are located in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and London (which represents our European hub). For more information on the markets each office targets, check out our office location page here.

How long does the Ursus IT Staffing process take?

The typical recruitment process takes between two weeks and six weeks, depending on the position and how specific the parameters are.

What does the Ursus IT Staffing process look like?

After a partnership agreement is signed, we host an account manager kickoff meeting to discuss candidate specifications, hiring timeframes, company culture and background and the opportunity pitch. Our Account Managers become your representatives within Ursus, and lead Recruiters in finding the ideal candidate. Through a multi-step process, we vet, consolidate, and rank potential employees and only send you the top candidates. We believe in quality over quantity and can have quality job seekers in your inbox within 24 hours of beginning the process.

What positions does Ursus IT Staffing recruit for?

Ursus focuses on recruiting for technical positions, including but not limited to: network, system administrator, storage and database engineers, devops and automation specialists, application developers and a variety of program management positions.  Click here for a more complete list of our practice specialties. Click here for a listing of our current job openings.

How does Ursus IT Staffing identify the best candidate for a Hiring Manager?

Ursus IT Staffing has access to top local talent across the US and Europe. Working with your Account Manager, we’ll help you outline the ideal attributes, skills, and experience of the potential employee you’re looking for. Using our established processes and guidelines, we’re able to vet out candidates before the interview process and only present you with job seekers that will not only be a great fit for the job, but also be a match for your company’s unique culture.

How much does working with Ursus IT Staffing cost?

Every week a technical position remains open represents lost productivity and in many cases lost revenue that can wreck momentum for a team, division, or even the company.  A skilled, experienced staffing firm can also reduce or eliminate the potentially higher cost of hiring the wrong person. At Ursus, we focus on finding the best candidates for a role in the shortest possible time, which results in outstanding value for our clients. Our recruiting fees vary regarding the level of experience and specialization of a search.

Do I have to sign a contract and pay a retainer fee to work with Ursus IT Staffing?

If we don’t supply you with top-tiered candidates that you then hire, there is no payment obligation whatsoever. We stand by the value that we provide to our clients and don’t expect payment unless we deliver results.

How do I get in touch with Ursus IT Staffing?

Connect with us using this form!  One of our hiring experts will reach out to you within 24 hours to start you on your employee search. After you fill out our form, you should receive a confirmation email. In the meantime, check out our current job openings and some of our superstar talent that we are currently representing.

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