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Karolina Piwiec

GDPR recruitment

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

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, Infographic, IT recruitment | One Comment

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

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How to become a recruiter in tech: 7 simple steps

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

How to become a recruiter in tech? 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 look at ways you can start your career in recruitment as well as improve your skills as a professional tech recruiter. We present you with actionable tips which are easy to implement so you can start 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

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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

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65+ recruitment stats HR pros must know in 2018

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment | No 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, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | One Comment

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

How to build a strong employer brand in Tech

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | No Comments

As Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon says, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.“

How do you make sure what is being said reflects what it’s like to work at your organization? According to LinkedIn data, 80% of talent acquisition managers believe that employer branding has a significant impact on the ability to hire great talent.  Given the gravity of this statistic, employer branding should be your priority in years to come.  Here’s why. Read More

40+ employer branding statistics every recruiter should know

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment | One Comment

Employer branding is one of the strongest hiring trends and it’s definitely here to stay. That said, some companies still underestimate its impact. We’ve aggregated the most important employer branding statistics to give you hard data you can use as a benchmark to grow your employer brand.

Employer branding statistics

All statistics presented below come from industry leaders including LinkedIn, SHRM, Harvard Business Review, Glassdoor, Bersin by Deloitte, Edelman Trust Barometer,  CareerArc, Jobvite, iCIMS, Melián-González & Bulchand-Gidumal, CareerBuilder and CR Magazine. 

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How long does the hiring process take in tech?

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

When joining the interview process, candidates often ask “How long does the hiring process take at your organization?” and they have a reason to do so. Filling open racks in tech is taking more time than ever with the average length of the interview process reaching 24.4 days for Internet & Tech jobs and 23.9 days for Computer Software and Hardware positions. 

In this post, we look at the average hiring process length and propose ways of speeding it up. 

How long does the hiring process take in tech?

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