The technology sector is far and away the fastest growing in the US, which presents an interesting set of challenges and opportunities when it comes to hiring. With more than 1.3 million tech startups in existence worldwide, helping clients attract and recruit the right talent for positions in categories from e-commerce to aeronautics takes skill, category knowledge, and the ability to build strong relationships.
Of all the skilled technical talent, engineers are the most sought-after. In fact, only one in every 100 engineers is unemployed. There is good news for those companies looking to create or build their tech team. According to research, approximately half of all employed engineers are looking to make a job change in the next 12 months. So, with that in mind, how can you recruit top tech talent?
Here are four principles to follow:
Know and communicate your brand essence and company culture. People who work in the tech industry – particularly those in a position to pick and choose their next place of employment – are more likely to choose a company with a differentiated brand identity, clear goals, and a positive company culture.
With 53% of the engineers recently surveyed by Glassdoor reporting that they would leave a company based on its culture, it’s important to give a clear idea of what your company culture is during the interview process. You then need to ask probing questions to understand if your candidate would work well within that culture. Here are some questions that have worked well in our experience:
- Tell me about a situation where you felt you were an instrumental part of your team?
- What would your ideal day, week, month at our company look like?
- If you were asked to work on a project as part of a team, what role would best suit you and why?
These questions will help you gain an understanding of how your candidate works best and help you assess how they would fit within your team. Read more here…
Source: The Staffing Stream