For twenty years, i.c.stars has provided technology and IT employers with diverse talent on a contract-to-hire and direct hire basis.
i.c.stars mitigates risk for employers through our assessment and by the program rigors — we are highly selective and graduate leaders who have developed the highest levels of resilience, problem solving aptitude and motivation to help others.
By hiring talent through i.c.stars Staffing, LLC, a social enterprise, employers gain:
- Innovative tech talent
- A diverse perspective
- Talent trained in in-demand tech skills
- Ongoing check-ins with talent and manager to ensure satisfaction
- Partnership with a social justice organization
Since our program began, the i.c.stars leadership curriculum has been recognized by employers as the primary strength behind our graduates. The leadership skills gained during the i.c.stars training program enable our graduates to outperform other junior level talent in business and technology.
The program rigors – participants commit to 12-hour days for four months with no tardies or absences – build behaviors predictive of high performance. These include a strong work ethic, punctuality, and the ability to lead a team, according to Siemens.
In addition, the check-ins and wrap around support available to graduates boosts job retention.