It’s currently a competitive market to hire the best technology professionals. This is especially the case for candidates with skills in mobile development, AI and machine learning, in addition to information security. Your organization needs to craft and execute a well-considered staffing plan to find and hire great IT pros.
With a successful hiring process in mind, here are a few tips aimed at sourcing superior tech candidates before the competition. Leverage these ideas to keep your business engaged, productive, and profitable.
Individuals build their own professional networks for a variety of reasons, including finding out about great open technology positions. IT businesses need to consider a similar approach as part of their overall staffing strategy. This network should include like-minded leadership at companies in your region as well as your staffing agency partner.
Getting the word out about an open position in this manner helps you source a higher-quality candidate than simply placing a job ad in a newspaper or online. In addition to your personal connections, be sure to inform any social media contacts about your company’s openings.
Building a corporate culture known for interesting project work, innovative ideas, and employee development plays an essential role in attracting talented IT pros. Make your organization known in the community by sponsoring charitable events and hosting developer “hackathons.” A large presence at technology conferences also helps grow your brand.
Additionally, keeping employee morale at its highest makes your own staff willing to spread the word about your company to their colleagues.
Of course, tangible professional experience usually matters when looking for great tech candidates. However, your organization might miss out on a perfect employee with all the right skills only because they are a recent graduate or someone changing careers. In short, your staffing approach needs to be flexible enough to consider those who are emerging IT pros.
Work with local colleges to develop an internship program to find skillful employees about to start their careers. Also, consider using technical tests as part of your hiring process to source candidates with great skills but minimal experience.
If you need help building a top-notch tech team at your company, meet with the experts at Technology Partners. As one of the top IT staffing agencies in St. Louis, we provide exceptional candidates able to hit the ground running for you. Schedule some time with us soon!
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