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​AP Professionals is an IT staffing company that started in 1993 in Buffalo, NY. We expanded our IT focus in 1998 when Jerry Tenenbaum opened the Phoenix, AZ office. Jerry had spent the previous 25 years in the Information Technology and IT Staffing business in Central New York. ​Since then, we have placed thousands of IT professionals for our clients throughout the US. We utilize a flexible engagement model providing full-cycle staff augmentation in contract, contract-to-hire, along with direct hire recruiting solutions. Our ‘Just in Time’ approach to staffing large projects allows companies to be more agile and responsive with their needs. Our recruiters have an average of over ten years of technical staffing experience and are committed to an ethical and professional approach to technical recruiting. Many of our clients collaborate with us to help them fill their most difficult and specialized positions that aren't getting the coverage that they need. ​

Some may think it strange that a company that earns its keep by placing candidates in open positions would focus on our client’s retention, but your retention of key personnel is very important to us. Our growth at AP Professionals is predicated on your growth as an organization.  The old rule of thumb was 20% of your workforce will contribute to 80% of your productivity and if this still holds true it is very important that you hold on to those precious resources.  The IT community is a tight knit group, and word gets out as to who has the best environments to work in.

While many companies are focusing on how to save on costs by getting rid of employees, others are focusing on keeping the good ones they have. There are issues with employee retention at the best of times, but trying economic times make the situation even worse. Turnover costs an organization money and resources for recruiting, training, and retaining employees. The key to human resource is attracting talented employees and retaining them for hopefully the duration of their careers. While this human resource goal may seem a bit lofty in an era of “what’s in it for me,” the organizations that successfully attracts and retains talented employees ensure their longevity in a volatile business climate.

Flexible Staffing & Recruiting Solutions

We offer several options to meet your business needs across every type of technical position, entry to expert levels, by utilizing cutting edge search tools to identify top talent for our clients. ​We enable companies to be more agile, efficient, and responsive to upcoming technology needs offering everything from short term assignments to indefinite contracts, contract to hire, direct hire, and payrolling solutions. We also offer statement of work and executive search and hire solutions.

The AP Approach

  1. Be Proactive - Don't wait until your best employees are unhappy before taking any steps to rectify the situation. Staying in good communication with your staff and actively showing concern for their welfare goes a long way in building loyalty. Take the initiative and ask your employees and prospective employees what qualities and offerings an ideal employer would have. You may be surprised by the answers.
  2. Develop & Adhere To Company Values From The Top Down - Find projects and causes that are in line with those values your employees support; then encourage everyone to get involved. This can be unifying and build a camaraderie born of a common vision and purpose. This also gives them a sense of pride in who they work for and adds another dimension to their loyalty.
  3. Get Creative - Attracting and retaining talented employees should be your number one priority, regardless if you lead the IT, marketing, or finance section of your organization. Talented employees are difficult to find, even in one of the most open job markets since The Great Depression. However, attracting talented employees is not as difficult as retaining them.
    Attracting talented employees is known as recruitment in human resource parlance. Many organizations implement comprehensive recruitment strategies that are not only ineffective, but completely unnecessary. Advertisements do not attract talented employees. This shotgun approach overwhelms human resource departments with thousands of resumes and cover letters.
    Tap into the high achievers of your organization for referrals. Talented people often associate with other talented people and, even if their particular talents are not commensurate with your company’s mission, you can tap into their network of high achievers who possess the skill set commensurate with what you expect from an employee.
  4. Develop Talent - Talented employees expect a development program that not only enhances their professional skill set, but also allows them to seamlessly integrate into the organization’s culture. Development is an ongoing process that encourages a talented employee to seek more responsibility and hence, upward mobility. Talented employees tend to remain with organizations that promote from within.
  5. Compensate - It goes without saying that talented employees want to be fairly compensated for their performance. This means that a talented employee should at least receive the mean compensation package of someone who works in a similar position in the same industry.
  6. Recognize - Talented people want to be recognized for their contributions and performance, whether it is with a simple congratulations or thank you, to being featured in the organization’s monthly newsletter. While ego does not pay the bills, plaudits for an employee’s talent motivates them to achieve at a higher level.
  7. Challenge - Talented people seek new challenges, especially projects that are outside the domain of their job responsibilities. Above all, talented employees see the new challenges as an opportunity to build on their occupational skill set. Providing new challenges must be done judiciously, with attention paid to time constraints and resource requirements.
  8. Mentor - Mentoring is a time-consuming endeavor that requires discipline and patience. However, talented employees will remain with an organization if they are mentored by someone who has a timeless commitment to the organization. Mentoring seems to be lost art within the business world, mostly due to the fragmented nature of contemporary workplaces. Nonetheless, mentoring ensures a talented employee receives the professional grooming required for moving upward within an organization.

Award Winning Commitment To Top-Tier Service.

We believe that people will always remain the most important asset of any business. We are committed to providing our employees with award-winning service combined with a comprehensive employee benefit program. The average tenure of our recruiters is over ten years in the industry. ​​
"Building Relationships That Last a Lifetime" is the cornerstone of our ability to attract and retain top talent. We are flexible and adaptive while adhering to our corporate tenets of excellence, initiative, and integrity. We start this process by taking care of our employees by offering premium benefits:

  • 100% Healthcare Insurance coverage (Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO)
  • 100% Dental Insurance coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Short term and long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 25 Days PTO annually (10 Vacation, 10 Holiday, 5 Sick)
PBJ Best Places To Work Winner

​National Technical Staffing & Recruiting Solutions, ​Regional Focus.

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Industry Expertise:

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Electronic Gaming
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Hospital / ​Healthcare
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • ​Utilities / Green Energy
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Industry Expertise:

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Hospital / ​Healthcare
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public ​Utilities / Green Energy
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Industry Expertise:

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Hospital / ​Healthcare
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • ​Utilities / Green Energy

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