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How to Hire Faster: 5 Hiring Techniques to Win Top Talent

How to Hire Faster: 5 Hiring Techniques to Win Top Talent

 

These days, just about every business leader has a common challenge: finding technical professionals to fill their open roles and harness economic opportunities. On a national scale, we are in a challenging situation, where the overall unemployment rate is at 5.5%, and job opportunities are unfilled.

Since the unemployment rate for the tech industry is at 2.4%, there’s even more of a struggle to attract and hire technical talent for the post-pandemic boom. When companies like yours find key talent, there’s a high risk that those very candidates will vanish unless you are the first to reel in your net. That’s why you need to always act with urgency and employ hiring practices that reflect that mindset.

Whether you’re dealing with the current shortage or a more robust talent pool, it’s imperative to move fast when you find the perfect person. In our experience, here are a few strategies that your organization can utilize as you determine how to hire more quickly.

How to Differentiate Your Business

How to Differentiate Your Business During the Hiring Process & Attract the Right People

 

The candidate market is very likely to become a free-for-all in the coming months. According to a recent CNBC poll, as many as one in four professionals are contemplating whether or not to change jobs now that the market has found its sea legs after months of choppy water.

Though many of these candidates are eager for a change, most feel little to no rush when it comes to pulling the trigger. Unless your business finds a way to speak to a candidate’s true motives and desire, they will either opt to stay put or choose one of your more compelling competitors.

How to Snag Top Performers When Recruiting for DevOps Talent

How to Snag Top Performers When Recruiting for DevOps Talent

Lower costs, faster timelines, and increased efficiencies throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) have made a strong case for organizations to adopt DevOps methodology. In fact, the Upskilling 2020: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report found that 52% of respondents were already recruiting or planning to recruit tech professionals for their DevOps expertise.

Yet with this increased demand (and an ongoing shortage) comes increased difficulty recruiting for DevOps positions. The good news is that finding top talent is possible for most businesses. Here are few key tactics that will help your organization to attract and hire professionals with DevOps experience.

How to Screen Candidates for Technical Skills and Hire the Best People

How to Screen Candidates for Technical Skills and Hire the Best People

Is the average hiring process designed to separate the wheat from the chaff? Neil Roseman, former Technology VP of Amazon, suggests that in spite of lofty claims, many stakeholders in the tech world still make decisions based on educational bonafides, basic credentials, and gut feelings. As a result, the talent entering their organization is inconsistent and of varying quality.

On the other hand, organizations that take a meticulous approach to their sourcing, screening, and interviewing strategies can find higher quality people – no matter the size of their enterprise. In our experience, here’s how to screen candidates for technical skills and hire quality people.

4 Business Expenses You Should Never Cut When Optimizing Your Costs

4 Business Expenses You Should Never Cut When Optimizing Your Costs

During challenging times, most organizations are pressured to identify and trim extra expenses as a way of increasing profit margins. The thinking goes that making tough choices today has the potential to encourage greater flexibility and resilience tomorrow. Though leaner organizations are often better equipped to weather crises, making excessive cuts to the wrong activities or programs can hinder growth and adaptability.

How do you achieve business cost optimization without trimming too close to the nail? Start by determining which cuts are off limits. During my recent participation in a TechServe Alliance panel, we identified these four items as expenses you should never eliminate. So, if they’ve been on your mind, it’s time you think again.

3 Ways We’re Seeing the Coronavirus Impact Tech Employment

3 Ways We’re Seeing the Coronavirus Impact Tech Employment

The ability of any business to survive a major crisis – whether economic, geopolitical, and/or public health – depends on attracting and retaining incredible people. Only when employees are thinking of solutions that will take their employers through the eye of the storm will businesses withstand the worst of the prevailing rough waters.

Since the turbulence of events like the COVID-19 pandemic or other crises often influence the talent pool, it’s essential for executives and senior management to adjust their talent acquisition strategies to new circumstances and standards. Here is what you need to know about the impact of the coronavirus on IT employment – and what your business can do to maintain a healthy talent pipeline now and in the future.

First Year at Capstone

Last month I finished my first year working part time at Capstone. That’s long enough to feel like you know a company, and still short enough to be new. I’ve been reflecting about the differences to my 36 years working full time at IBM (38 years if you count my part time student work there.) This is NOT a technical blog post.  …