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New VisionIT Website Enhances Client, Candidate, Mobile Experience

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New VisionIT Website Enhances Client, Candidate, Mobile Experience

Detroit, MI, May 28, 2013

VisionIT has announced the launch of its new website, www.VisionIT.com, designed to enhance the client and candidate experience, while positioning the company and site for digital and mobile growth.

The new VisionIT website is responsive across all mobile platforms, acknowledging that clients and employee candidates increasingly engage and seek resources and opportunities via smartphones and tablets. The new site is optimized for these devices with complete online social integration. “In our fast-paced global economy, our clients and workforce are increasingly mobile driven, untethered by traditional business operations. We are investing heavily in mobility, helping our clients leverage such solutions, including through our MobileForce solution,” said David Segura, CEO of VisionIT. “As such, it is vital that VisionIT’s digital properties are available across a range of mediums With culture playing a key role in candidate and client decision-making, VisionIT’s new website also paints a clear picture of the company’s corporate culture and work approach. The expansiveness of VisionIT’s services and talented, professional leadership also are prominently detailed.”While some may consider a website just a website, we take a contrarian view,” said Christine Rice, president of VisionIT.  “Our site is a starting point for demonstrating our value proposition and points of differentiation – as a company, employer and provider of innovative services – to an industry that has never been more competitive, especially for talent. We intend to stand apart.”

ABOUT VISIONIT

VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For 16 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With 20 U.S. offices, personnel in 42 U.S. states, and global operations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about this growing technology leader visit www.visionit.com<http://www.visionit.com/>.

 

Telecommuting: A Privilege or a Right?

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The ability to telecommute is a very controversial topic and I personally believe that telecommuting is a privilege versus a right.  I can empathize with the reasons behind Yahoo’s and Best Buy’s recent decisions to halt telecommuting within their organizations, since I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all answer to this debate.

The fact is telecommuting is growing, with the number of regular telecommuters in the U.S. expected to reach 4.9 million by 2016 – a 69 percent increase from the current level according to “The State of Telework in the U.S.” from TeleworkResearchNetwork.com.  Furthermore, there is evidence illustrating the hard and soft cost benefits to working from home on an organization’s bottom line. Additionally, employees need to appreciate that they too have financial benefits that come with telecommuting privileges such as saving on gas, dry cleaning and purchasing work clothes/accessories.

Studies have shown that absenteeism is reduced when telecommuting is allowed.  Reports show that absenteeism can cost U.S. organizations 100 billion a year, in a recent Optis-sponsored report. Telecommuting can reduce sick days and absenteeism by leveraging the flexibility it provides to take care of short-term personal concerns, such as a sick child or doctor visit, as opposed to the extended absence it would require when commuting and distance are factored in.

For example, a second annual telecommuting survey issued by StaplesAdvantage found benefits to the program even beyond absenteeism. Business decision-makers noticed happier employees (75 percent); more productive employees (53 percent); and less absenteeism (37 percent).

This is just one of many evidence-based reports quantifying the benefits of telecommuting. Perhaps that is in part, why workers often feel entitled to telecommute. Many have come to expect it, otherwise why all the hoopla about the Yahoo and Best Buy decisions? But the fact is, not all workers have the ability to telecommute effectively and it may not be in the best interest for their career.

I would state that for many people just beginning their career or employment with an organization, foregoing telecommuting options initially even if offered to them makes good career sense. The ability to learn the organization’s culture, prove yourself, collaborate with others, and simply develop relationships throughout the organization is integral to building a foundation to grow your career. In other scenarios, personnel struggling with performing or staying on task in the office are certainly not good candidates for telecommuting arrangements. The bottom line is we are not all capable of working well from home or off-site, essentially eradicating any productivity or other benefits for the organization.

Simply put, telecommuting is not appropriate or effective for every person. It should be reserved for high-performers that have earned the right to telecommute if they so choose. It is clearly most impactful for an organization when it is considered a privilege; to be worked toward, and awarded to major contributors to the business at the right time and in the right position to deliver benefits to both to themselves and the corporations they are committed to building.

VisionIT Earns ISO 9001:2008 and TL9000 Certifications

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(Detroit, MI)

VisionIT, a global leader of Information Technology Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions, has earned its ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 certifications for its Detroit headquarters in the areas of consulting services and contract/temporary staffing. VisionIT is one of only nine companies across the United States to achieve both certifications.

“The stringent processes and metrics requirements needed for ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 certification provide third party validation to VisionIT’s focus on quality, efficiency and client satisfaction,” said David Segura, VisionIT CEO.

“VisionIT has built an operational model that delivers on its word for high quality standards and excellence across our service areas,” said Bruce Friedman, VisionIT COO. “Through this initiative and significant investment in our processes and reporting systems, we have established for ourselves and our customers a strong platform for performance and tools for continuous improvement.”

The ISO 9001:2008 certification specifies requirements for a quality management system, audited by third party registrars against national and international standards for quality, including methods, interrelated processes, documented procedures and measurements designed to produce consistent product quality and customer satisfaction. ISO 9001:2008 is globally regarded as the most comprehensive body of standards on quality management systems and practices.

The TL 9000 standard, developed by the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QUEST) Leadership Forum, is a certified management system with international recognition that defines the telecommunications quality system requirements for the design, development, production, delivery, installation and maintenance of products and services. The certification also includes performance and cost-based assessments that measure reliability and quality performance.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the source of the ISO 9000 family of quality management system standards. ISO is a network of national standards institutes from 163 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives.

ABOUT VISIONIT
VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For 16 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With 20 U.S. offices, personnel in 42 U.S. states, and global operations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about this growing technology leader visit www.visionit.com.

VisionIT President Christine Rice Demonstrates ‘Diversity Matters’ with Keynote at Michigan Minority Procurement Conference

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(Detroit, MI)

To open the 32nd Annual Michigan Minority Procurement Conference and Opportunity Fair – the largest event of its kind – VisionIT President Christine Rice supported the theme “Diversity Matters” with her keynote speech at Detroit’s Cobo Center on May 1, 2013.

Rice focused on the role diversity has played in VisionIT’s tremendous growth and success, while examining how to bridge the skills gap to prepare our workforce for the future in an increasingly global marketplace.

At the conference, VisionIT was presented with the Google Tech Innovation Award by Chris Genteel, Head of Diversity Markets for Google. The award recognizes Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) members who have best used technology tools to their advantage.

Other speakers selected for keynote roles were Donald Coleman, chairman and CEO of GlobalHue, and Joset Wright, president of the National Minority Development Association.

Organized by the MMSDC, the conference is Michigan’s top networking event for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), aimed at connecting certified MBEs with MMSDC’s corporate members and other potential customers. The conference also offers MBEs business development training in such areas as financial management, sales strategy, marketing and global growth.

The MMSDC, operating for more than 30 years, is one of 36 regional councils affiliated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council driving economic growth within minority communities. MMSDC is nationally recognized for its work with major corporations to promote minority business development and growth and advances its mission by facilitating more than $20 billion annually in business contracts between corporations and certified MBEs.

ABOUT VISIONIT
VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For 16 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With 20 U.S. offices, personnel in 42 U.S. states, and global operations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about this growing technology leader visit www.visionit.com.