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A. Steven Raab

Chairman of the Board

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James Thompson

Chief Executive Officer

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2015

Published in The Fort Worth Business Press on February 13, 2015 By James Thompson The new 114th Congress offers an opportunity to ease the gridlock and get something accomplished for the American people. In my view, the best way is to focus READ MORE…

By Hanah Cho (From June 27, 2015 edition of the Dallas Morning News) With graduation season over, it’s a good time to discuss how managers can best work with newly minted graduates. James Thompson, CEO of Dallas-based technology staffing company The Insource READ MORE…

2014

Published in The Fort Worth Business Press on March 14, 2014 Many employers are complaining about the lack of skilled information technology (IT) professionals. Unfortunately, the magnitude of the problem is only going to increase. Why? Demographics. Between 1946 and 1964, 76.4 READ MORE…

By Molly Ryan, Report, Houston Business Journal The InSource Group, a Dallas-based information technology staffing agency, has decided to make Houston its next major market. The $33.5 million firm has maintained a small Houston presence for about a year, but recently, it READ MORE…

Published in Smart Business May 7, 2014 The benefits of unleashing employees with mobile devices are many: increased productivity, employee flexibility and the resulting higher morale, improved communication and collaboration, and quicker decision-making. Yet there are risks involved, so what READ MORE…

By Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer at the Dallas Business Journal Jim Thompson, president and CEO of The InSource Group, a Dallas-based information technology staffing and placement company, says there are more openings in the IT job market in North Texas than READ MORE…

By Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal On one hand, the planned 4,000 jobs from Toyota’s move into Plano and 8,000 jobs from State Farm’s regional headquarters in Richardson are cause for celebration on the North Texas employment front. On the READ MORE…

By Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal Jim Thompson, president and CEO of The InSource Group, a Dallas-based information technology staffing and placement company, says the IT job market is extremely tight in North Texas. That’s a problem for all READ MORE…

Published in Texas CEO Magazine on June 21, 2014 SKILLS GAP IS HURTING TEXAS BUSINESSES By James Thompson Graduation season is here and the majority of college grads will likely not look for jobs in information technology (IT) because they have neither the READ MORE…

Published in The Houston Business Journal on September 26, 2014 Sometimes senior managers must confront a hostage situation, luckily not one with armed assailants. This one is far more nuanced - when a top employee holds the organization hostage with bad READ MORE…

2013

by Jeff Bounds, Senior Staff Writer (From Feb 1, 2013 edition of the Dallas Business Journal) The InSource Group, a privately held Dallas technology recruiting shop, grew its revenue at least 20 to 25 percent last year, to upward of $30 million. And READ MORE…

(From the Fort Worth Business Press May 6, 2013) Although the country is polarized on many issues, most Americans would likely agree that a stronger economy benefits us all. Many sectors of the economy are growing, with initial reports placing 2012 GDP READ MORE…

Published in Texas CEO Magazine on July 19, 2013 A Commentary by James Thompson Many pundits, trade groups and corporations have called for an increase in the number of H-1B visas for skilled non-U.S. citizens to work in this country. The U.S. READ MORE…

2012

(From the Fort Worth Business Journal May 7, 2012) The U.S. employment situation has become a dichotomy. While the unemployment rate has fallen some, joblessness is still at high levels. Yet companies across the nation are reporting they can’t find people READ MORE…

Published in The Dallas Business Journal by Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 12:55pm CST  I asked North Texas business leaders in a variety of industries for their take on the election results, and got back a wave of responses. READ MORE…

In times of economic prosperity most companies’ information technology departments are perceived as a critical component that can drive top line revenue. Conversely, during times of extended recession, IT can become one of the first and most aggressively targeted departments READ MORE…

2011

Findings in a recent survey conducted by The InSource Group of more than 3,300 decision-makers in the IT space indicate a significant increase in the hiring of IT resources in 2007. The survey also revealed a significant divergence in opinion READ MORE…

 (From the Dallas Business Journal June 10, 2011 by Jeff Bounds, Staff Writer) North Texas tech companies are facing the prospect of delayed projects, overworked employees and problems retaining workers because of a shortage of job candidates who have the right READ MORE…

By James Thompson, President and COO of The InSource Group (Published on August 7, 2011 in Texas CEO Magazine) We Americans like to think we live in a society without a class structure and its associated boundaries. We’ve historically prided ourselves on READ MORE…

By James Thompson, President and COO of The InSource Group (Published on November 11, 2011 in the Fort Worth Business Press) McKinsey & Co. created a firestorm early this summer when it announced that its "Benefits Package Decision Makers Study" indicated that READ MORE…

As companies look for ways to improve their businesses in a slow, recovering economy they must take a look at their IT departments.. Business strategies have changed as a result of new buying habits both by consumers and other companies. READ MORE…

2010

From the Dallas Business Journal, September 3, 2010 Recent unemployment statistics show hiring trends continue to be weak, while the Conference Board’s consumer confidence indicator plummeted at the beginning of the summer after three consecutive months of gains. Not surprisingly, that private READ MORE…

According to a recent survey conducted by computer reseller CDW Corp., nearly half of IT decision-makers have rolled out Web 2.0 tools in their organizations. Businesses that have yet to officially implement these new tools may be surprised at the READ MORE…

From the Fort Worth Business Press, November 12, 2010 It’s a widely held view that putting people back to work will help our economy get back on track. But where are the new jobs going to come from? Small businesses have READ MORE…

Many economists and pundits point to small businesses as a critical component of the U.S. economic revival. After all, the small business sector is the largest creator of jobs in the U.S. economy. However, Washington doesn’t seem to understand this. Unemployment READ MORE…

2009

Organizations that survive and end up thriving through a downturn resist the temptation to take only defensive measures. They develop aggressive offensive strategies as well. Successful businesses strike a balance between cost containment and capitalizing on new opportunities that present READ MORE…

Reputation is everything to A. Steven Raab. And as chairman and CEO of The InSource Group, he relies on the reputation of his $30 million IT staffing company to draw in not just prospective clients but also prospective employees.   “Being in READ MORE…

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 524,000 jobs were lost in December 2008 across most major industry sectors. The U.S. economy has shed more than 5 million jobs since the beginning of the recession in December 2007. Clearly, many organizations READ MORE…

 Regardless of the personal challenges the recession has thrown your way, one thing is certain: you cannot control current market conditions. Market forces have aligned in unprecedented ways to create a problem more powerful than any one individual.  Unemployment stands READ MORE…

2007

Steven Raab, CEO of The InSource Group, is one of four finalists for the Tech Titans Community Hero Award sponsored by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), an honor given to recognize an individual within the technology industry for outstanding READ MORE…

2006

In recent conversations, many of you have asked what to expect from the information technology job market in 2006. Changes in the job market become evident very quickly as I observe the hiring practices of a large number of clients READ MORE…

We have heard it before, and businesses of all sizes recognize the problem. There is not enough information technology talent to meet existing and growing demand in the United States. Our colleges and universities are not graduating enough U.S. citizens with READ MORE…