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Karolina Piwiec

AI in HR How to hire great developers with the AI Benchmarking Engine

AI in HR: How to hire great developers with the AI Benchmarking Engine

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Technical Interview | No Comments

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are transforming the talent acquisition game. AI-powered solutions can improve a whole range of processes. The technical recruitment process is no exception.

The best part?

AI in HR can give you great results.

This article will explain how AI can help you get better hiring results (AI Benchmarking Engine for the win, but more on that later!). Read More

Pre-employment testing the all in one guide

Pre-employment testing: the all in one guide

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | No Comments

Pre-employment testing is a standardized and objective way of collecting candidate data in the hiring process. The purpose of pre-employment testing is to verify the skills, capabilities, and personality traits of prospective employees.

In this article, we’re covering:

  • the benefits of various pre-employment testing methods
  • types of pre-employment testing
  • the best pre-employment screening methodology for tech candidates: RealLifeTesting™
  • actionable tips for designing an efficient pre-employment testing procedure

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second interview questions

12 powerful second interview questions to ask your candidates

By | Human Resources, Technical Interview | One Comment

Once candidates pass the screening and the first interview stage, they often get invited to the second interview. The second interview is used to either assess company fit in a second soft skills interview or verify technical skills through a technical interview. The choice of second interview questions you can ask your candidates depends on which of these purposes you want the interview to serve. 

By the end of this post, you’ll know: 

  • what is the difference between the first and second interview questions 
  • second interview questions to ask candidates in a second soft skills interview
  • second interview questions to ask candidates in a technical interview 

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phone interview questions

Phone interview questions: the complete list

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | One Comment

Candidates tend to look similar on paper, but it’s possible to identify the ones who really matter with the help of screening. There are two main ways to screen candidates in IT: through technical screening and phone interviews. Both of these methods verify different skills, but when combined, they are a highly efficient way of pre-selecting people who should be invited to the on-site interviews. The more precise you are in your technical screening, the more you reduce your candidate pool without sacrificing the final Quality of Hire. That’s a win for everyone because, a) you’re not wasting time on non-viable candidates, and b) non-viable candidates don’t waste their time talking to you.  Without a doubt, the right phone interview questions can help you achieve your recruitment goals. Here’s the list of the best ones. Read More

technical recruiter salary

Complete technical recruiter salary data

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, IT recruitment | No Comments

A technical recruiter salary depends on a number of factors, including the level of expertise, location, possessed skills, and others. If you want to check whether you’re being paid fairly, need to prepare yourself for a job interview for the role we’re discussing here, or consider becoming a technical recruiter, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together industry-specific data to give you a full understanding of the subject, so you don’t need to look any further.

In this post, we will be addressing the following topics

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conducting an interview 7 steps

Conducting an interview in tech: the 7 steps you need to take

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview | One Comment

Conducting an interview can be tricky when it comes to tech, mainly because many tech recruiters don’t possess the exact set of skills and expertise typical of the position they’re trying to fill. As a consequence, some HR professionals approach interviews with a high level of awkwardness, and in some cases, even anxiety. Let’s just say, the developers are not impressed. In fact, the word “interview” comes second on Stack Overflow‘s list of words used to describe the annoying part of job searching, and first on the list of words used to describe its exhausting part. Read More

5 recruitment metrics that will transform the way you hire

5 recruitment metrics that will transform the way you hire

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment | No Comments

To be a successful tech recruiter, you need to make your hiring data-driven. To recruit the best software developers, you need to make informed decisions and stay away from the gut feeling as much as possible. Luckily, your rescue comes in the shape of recruitment metrics which allow you to objectively evaluate whether your talent acquisition strategy is efficient or not. They also give you the ability to streamline it wherever necessary.

In this article, we look at the 5 top recruitment metrics:

  • Source of Hire
  • Time to Hire
  • Applicants per Hire
  • Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) 
  • Offer Acceptance Rate

These recruitment metrics were selected based on Jibe’s study. You can find more information on some of the recruitment metrics listed by Jibe which we’ve already discussed in our previous articles: Cost per Hire, Candidate Experience, and Quality of Hire. Read More

The seven deadly tech recruitment sins

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview | No Comments

In the ideal world, your tech talent pipeline is full of candidates and when you select one and tell them you’re interested, they’re game. Once you make an offer, they gladly say yes.  Fast forward a couple of days, they sign the employment contract and you live happily ever after. In reality, you have to spend hours sourcing, personalizing and generally need to bend over backwards to get your message across. With the high competition for software developers these days, it takes a considerable amount of time and effort to lure a candidate to join your company. In other words, the recruitment process in IT is rife with challenges, even to seasoned recruiters, not to mention those guilty of some of the biggest tech recruitment sins.  Read More

GDPR recruitment

[INFOGRAPHIC]: 2018 GDPR recruitment implications – get ready!

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, Infographic, IT recruitment | 2 Comments

As of 25 May 2018, companies who collect personal data of EU residents have to become compliant with the GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). The 2018 GDPR recruitment implications are manifold and they involve giving individuals more control over their personal data, as well as simplifying the data protection environment.

HR and recruitment professionals rely heavily on personal data which they collect and store. In fact, decisions made throughout the recruitment process are based on personal information such as education or professional experience.  What is more, the EU GDPR places the burden of compliance on the organization collecting and/or storing the data. For that reason, it’s in their hands to ensure compliance before the deadline arrives. 

We’ve put together data on the effect the 2018 GDPR will have on recruitment and presented it in a handy infographic you can find below. Let’s get started! Read More

how to become a recruiter in tech

How to become a recruiter in tech: 7 simple steps

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | One Comment

How to become a recruiter and how can you improve your hiring skills if you’re already an active recruiter? There are a number of things you can do to be more successful in HR, regardless of your level of advancement. In this post, we show you how to become a recruiter in tech, as well as improve your skills as a professional tech recruiter. We also present you with actionable tips which are easy to implement so you can get started right away.

How to become a recruiter and what is the typical salary?

Although the string of decisions which leads to becoming a recruiter is not identical for everyone, in most cases it starts with the right education (this topic is covered in detail below in section 1). Read More

Devskiller software engineer salary numbers

[INFOGRAPHIC]: Software engineer salary numbers

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, Infographic | 2 Comments

The topic of software engineer salary has long been the subject of debate. According to a widely held belief, a typical developer salary is sky-high. If that’s really the case, how come 54.8% of devs are unsatisfied with their paycheck?

To give you a better understanding of the intricate subject of software engineer salary, we’ve gathered data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Stack Overflow, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Jobvite, PayScale, Hannah Riley Bowles, Linda Babcock, and Lei Lai research, and InContext.

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Devskilller tech recruitment book

[JUST PUBLISHED] A tech recruitment book every HR Pro should read

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | One Comment

It’s time for some big news!  Our long-awaited tech recruitment book IT Recruitment Process That Works. Proven strategies, industry benchmarks and expert intel to supercharge your tech hiring is out and is available exclusively on Amazon.

The comprehensive guide to technical hiring is written by our cofounders, Kate Kandefer and Tom Winter, who share their insights and experience in hiring software developers.   Read More

hiring stats

65+ recruitment stats HR pros must know in 2018

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment | 3 Comments

2018 is here and it’s time to look at the current developer hiring landscape. The tech recruitment industry is constantly changing and to help HR professionals keep up, each year industry leaders release reports packed full of HR statistics. These can serve as a benchmark and hopefully turn make tech hiring data-driven discipline across companies worldwide.

To help you make informed hiring decisions in 2018, we’ve gone through volumes of research from a number of organizations including Stack Overflow, Google, Manpower Group, Society for Human Resource Management, Glassdoor, Deloitte University Press, Edelman Trust Barometer, The MRINetwork, Jobvite, PayScale, NFIB, Work Institute, and The American Journal of Health Promotion.

Here are the top 2018 HR statistics to guide you through 2018. Read More

HR trends Devskiller expert roundup

14 world class industry experts reveal 2018 HR trends

By | Expert Interview, Human Resources, IT recruitment, Uncategorized | No Comments

As 2017 is coming to an end, it’s time to look ahead and plan for the future. To give you a head start on the new year, we’ve gathered world-class industry experts to share 2018 HR trends which will rule the year to come.

HR trends: 2018 forecasts from 14 experts 

We’ve asked Craig Fisher, Franz Gilbert, Dr. John Sullivan, Shannon Pritchett, Jim Stroud, Todd Raphael, Ben Slater, Elyse Mayer, Matthew Cooper, Mei Lu, Aleksandra Pszczoła, Nathan Perrott, Vince Szymczak, and Kate Kandefer about their recruitment trends forecast for 2018. Buckle up for seriously good insights from some of the sharpest minds in the industry!

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what you need to know to hire top developers in 2018

[INFOGRAPHIC]: What you need to know to hire top developers in 2018

By | Hiring Statistics, Infographic, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | 2 Comments

As a tech recruiter, you should do all it takes to understand the group of professionals you’re trying to hire. How difficult is tech recruitment exactly? Do developers like their jobs? Are they satisfied with their careers or do they welcome change? What benefits exactly do they value at work? And finally, how can you encourage them to make a move?

In this infographic, we’ve gathered some stats & actionable tips to help you make informed decisions in 2018.  Without further ado, what you need to do to hire top developers in 2018. Read More

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