Forte Group: Providing Flexible and Cost-Effective IT Staffing Solutions

CIO Vendor As the country continues its gradual economic recovery, the staffing industry has seen tremendous growth over the past year. In addition to record-high revenues, the staffing industry is also witnessing an increased demand for skilled, professional, and degreed labor. The global IT talent market is experiencing a lack of qualified IT labor to support the ever growing industry demands. Forte Group has understood this, has tapped into the opportunity, and has gone on to build a brand name in this market.

Headquartered in Chicago, Forte Group addresses IT talent needs focusing on the cutting edge technologies in enterprise ecommerce, mobile, Windows development, and QA. "We specialize in flexible engagement models: temporary and permanent recruitment, blended on-site and offshore teams, and in-house projects. Over the years through our training and recruitment practices we have built a large technology talent pool, and as a result have access to an exclusive IT talent through our global recruitment practices and sister training company, FORTE Knowledge," adds Steve Kreynin, CEO and founder of FORTE Group. It has recruited, trained, and placed over 3000 IT professionals since 2000. Currently, it has 150 consultants and twenty recruiters in three offices. It is working on opening two additional offices in the US in 2014.

The Origins

Forte's approach to talent is its main differentiator. Technology evolves faster than a university system can adapt to and produce immediate talent for. Forte aptly fills this gap. This training direction has formed into a sister organization devoted to IT training and career development: Forte Knowledge (
Forte established offices in Eastern Europe in cities well known for their engineering talent. It has trained over 500 professionals internationally in the sought-after Java stack, including Oracle ecommerce, Android development, and Selenium Test Automation. Forte has access to some of the best talent globally that it offers to its clients via flexible and economical delivery models, where customized teams of local and global professionals serve as seamless extensions of the clients' organizations.

Forte is keen on building long-lasting relationships with the talent and with the clients. Forte enjoys a high employee retention rate and most customers that hired Forte as a service provider extended contracts and/or utilized other services of the company. Forte has built its book of business mostly on referrals and word of mouth – this clearly speaks to the quality of the work.

Leveraging the Best Talent

FORTE's development centers in the US and Europe are built around the latest technologies, proven methodologies, and transparent delivery models. These delivery models allow FORTE to allocate resources best suited to the specific requirements of a given project. "Our success is a result of our hiring philosophies and employee retention, which far exceed the market levels," mentions Steve.

The core competencies of the company include ecommerce, IT security, custom and mobile application development, and QA. FORTE's strength stems from leveraging the best talent and flexible delivery models for clients. Coupled with a team that prides itself with deep industry knowledge, long-term relationships with key clients, and a successful track record, this has helped the company to find and sustain success in the industry for more than a decade.

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As the country continues its gradual economic recovery, the staffing industry has seen tremendous growth over the past year.