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Company: Bowman Williams
Job Title: CEO
John Davenjay is the CEO of staffing agency Bowman Williams. John founded the company in 2009 after running operations and sales for a managed service and VoIP provider based in Washington, D.C. His firsthand experience of sourcing and hiring MSP employees led to the creation of a staffing firm exclusively focused on helping the MSP industry eliminate the common bottleneck of hiring MSP talent. Forbes ranked Bowman Williams #137 in the Best Recruiting Firms in America in 2018. The firm is a staffing partner for more than 300 MSPs around the country. Follow Davenjay on Twitter or on LinkedIn.
Recent articles by John Davenjay
- July 31, 2019
Hiring strong but slightly underqualified staff and training them can help avoid turnover.
- March 8, 2019
Look for candidates who can communicate and are a good cultural fit; then, offer needed training.
- January 29, 2019
For new MSP sales hires to succeed, it’s important to have a defined sales and marketing process.
- October 24, 2018
Hiring can be painful. Understand which skills translate most often into successful hires for MSPs – and which ones do not – then stick with those skill sets to avoid making a bad decision.
- September 14, 2018
We all know how challenging it is to find high-quality help these days. That’s why retaining your top talent can be equally as important as choosing the right person to hire. To improve employee retention, consider the importance of outlining career progression
- August 13, 2018
Finding the right candidate for your position goes beyond technical skills. Look for an understanding of the business model, a focus on customer service — and then build a bench.
- July 12, 2018
MSPs want the very best talent they can afford. But when an applicant seems too good to be true, it’s time to do some digging.
- May 28, 2015
One of the largest misconceptions that can be seen in current IT job seekers is realistic expectations evaluating a company’s career growth opportunities. Career growth can often be associated with a company’s size: the larger the organization, the more stable the enterprise, the more they can provide for their employees. This, however, isn’t always the case.
- February 24, 2015
It’s normal to aspire for career growth, and employers want their employees to have large aspirations when they align with their business’ objectives, but candidates interviewing for a new job should tread lightly.
- January 21, 2015
It is too often that candidates worry about listing “significant” items on their resume and ignore the “small things” that make a lasting impression on employers during the interviewing process. The smallest things are often the biggest things
- November 25, 2014
Keeping your business fully staffed requires you to have a proactive process for interviewing and hiring employees, but don’t forget to keep a staffing company in your back pocket, too.
- October 15, 2014
Finding the right resume can make place more money into your pocket, but hiring the wrong individual may cost you in the long run.
- September 17, 2014
Hiring employees requires a unique set of skills — and sometimes a new hiring manager. Here’s how CSPs can pair the right people with the right opportunities.
- August 26, 2014
Keeping your employees with you will save you time and money in the long run. But for them to stay with you, you’ll need to understand their needs and wants. Here’s where you might be going wrong.
- August 15, 2014
Here’s what channel partners should look for when hiring cloud-ready managers.