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The 9-step guide to hire a mobile app developer

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

Mobile apps are literally everywhere. So, if you’re a tech recruiter, one day very soon, your colleague will come to you and say: “I need an app developer,” “Please help me to hire someone to build an app,” “We need to hire app developers for our team,” “Please find app development companies near me,” “We need to hire a mobile app developer,” or “Do you know any app developers near me?”

This guide will show you, step-by-step, how to find app developers for hire. Not only how to hire any mobile app developer, but how to hire a mobile app developer who is right for you. We’ll also talk about the cost of hiring an app developer. For example, on average, do Android developers earn as much as iOS developers?

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Complete iOS Developer salary data

Complete iOS developer salary data

By | Developer Salary | No Comments

Mobile devices are ubiquitous, and people increasingly rely on apps. Not only for entertainment but also work, transport, payments, even health. Companies follow this trend and frequently adopt a mobile-first approach. No wonder that there is a growing demand for developers who specialize in mobile apps. Although Android dominates the market, iOS is the second most popular mobile operating system, In some countries, such as the USA, Canada, and Australia, it is the most popular. Under such circumstances, it’s not surprising that the average iOS developer salary is higher than many other developer salaries, especially in the USA.

iOS developers are responsible for developing and maintaining applications for mobile devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system. They do it using mostly 2 programming languages: Swift and Objective-C. Not only do they have to know the iOS operating system but also how it works on different Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. Their average salary varies depending on the level of experience and location. We have compared the average salaries provided by top recruitment services: PayScale, Glassdoor, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter. iOS skills are in high demand but are not as common as Java or Python. It may be the reason why Indeed and ZipRecruiter don’t have enough data to provide information about salaries depending on the level, and they only share an average salary.

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10 developer strengths of super successful engineers

10 developer strengths of super successful engineers

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | 3 Comments

When I first founded Devskiller seven years ago, my team’s goal was to help companies find great developers. Since then, I had the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller ones globally. I spoke to technical people like CTOs, IT managers, team leaders, team members, and HR representatives. All these people were responsible for finding and hiring top tech talent. They were all facing a universal problem: how to hire great programmers. They were also chasing after the same developer strengths. 

It all starts with identifying a good developer when you see one. This brings us to the critical question: What are the key developer strengths? There has been much discussion on the subject. I recommend you to read this Quora thread. It’s packed full of insights from some serious industry masterminds. Read More

how to hire great developers with a referral program

How to hire great developers with a referral program

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

According to the Stack Overflow 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape report, 26.8% of developers found their current job through a friend, family member or former colleague. This statistic shows the significance of your employees’ networks in the competitive space like the tech recruitment industry. One of the ways of maximizing the potential of these networks is creating a robust and efficient employee referral program. Read More

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[EBOOK UPDATE]: How to hack process of recruiting programmers [with a Case Study]

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | One Comment

Technical hiring is becoming increasingly difficult because of the fierce level of competition for IT talent. Even companies who weren’t originally associated with tech now need software developers to grow. This comes with a number of consequences which altogether make hiring so challenging. How to hire a programmer who can really do their job well? We’ve found a formula which we present in our ebook entitled Hack the process of recruiting programmers [with a case study] which is an update to the original resource released back in 2016.

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GDPR headache coming to recruitment in 2018 – resolved by Krzysztof Dzioba of EY LAW

By | Expert Interview, Human Resources, Recruiting Tips | One Comment

The Web has transformed how people look for jobs as well as the way companies recruit professionals. Candidates either fill out forms and willingly submit their personal information or are identified by recruiters based on the information they choose to share online. In some cases, the data of candidates involved in the hiring process get mishandled.

On 25 May 2018, a new privacy regulation addressing this issue comes into force. It’s called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Although May 2018 may seem far away, there’s a lot that needs to be done so you need to start right away. The clock is ticking, but organizations are still far from ready. According to a 2017 study by TrustArc entitled “Privacy and the EU GDPR”, 61% of survey participants reported that they have not started the process of implementing the GDPR. To give you a better understanding of the GDPR and its implications on the recruitment process, we talk to Krzysztof Dzioba of Ernst & Young Law Tałasiewicz, Zakrzewska i Wspólnicy sp.k. Read More

Glossary of IT terms for Tech Recruiters

Glossary of IT terms for Tech Recruiters

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Technical Interview | 3 Comments

Tech language and IT terms are not easy if you are a non-coder. Still, in order to be able to recruit developers and communicate with them effectively, tech recruiters have no choice but understand the IT terms connected with their everyday job. So get out of your comfort zone and master the tech language. We’ve compiled this Devskiller Tech Glossary of IT terms to make it as easy as it can be. Read More

Devskiller platform update – what is new? #September2017

By | Changelog

At Devskiller, we believe in continuous improvement. We have a growing base of happy customers who use the platform on a daily basis which gives us the opportunity to constantly develop our tool to address their needs. To do so, we look at how you use Devskiller when you work and listen to what you have to say about it. For the last 6 months we’ve been busy turning your insights into action. We’ve put the new features and functionalities together in this post to help you leverage them to the full. Read More

30 industry insights for hiring developers

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Recruiting developers takes a lot of skill because majority of them are passive candidates. As a tech recruiter, you’re constantly forced to learn new things. The more educated you are, the faster you can make informed decisions to outperform your competitors. We’ve gone through research from leading organizations including The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Stack Overflow, Manpower Group, Evans Data Corporation and Vision Mobile to give you 30 industry insights for hiring developers. We’ve compiled the data into an easy-to-read list you can go over while enjoying your morning coffee. Enjoy! Read More

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How to source developers from Stack Overflow

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Top tier software engineers tend to have steady jobs which makes them hard to recruit. How passive are they? According to Stack Overflow 2016 Developer Landscape, 97.5% of all software engineers are currently employed, but only 33.04% of them are in a job they love.  In IT recruitment, there’s very little chance of top tier developers knocking on your door and if that happens, consider yourself lucky. In most cases, however, it takes a great deal of time and effort to hire a software developer. In this post we explain how to source developers from Stack Overflow and how to use the data available on the platform in the recruitment process.

Because majority of developers are passive candidates, recruiters need to be where they like to hang out. HR professionals should use Stack Overflow for three purposes: Read More

7 Steps to Hiring Top Developers

By | Coding Test, Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview

If there was ever an image summing up the developer recruitment pattern, it’s the one used by Isaac Lyman in his Medium post “How to recruit a developer”:

Looks familiar, right?

Unless you are one of the lucky companies offering “showstopper” jobs, it’s very rarely that top tech talent comes knocking on your door. Good developers are quickly snapped up because as passive candidates they get subsequent offers. They are almost never on the market because they don’t need to be shopping for jobs. Read More

How to source software developers from LinkedIn

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Based on 2016-2017 Talent Shortage Survey, IT professionals constitute the second biggest talent shortage group globally and one of the hardest groups of professionals to recruit. LinkedIn is the go-to place for sourcing software developers for majority of recruiters, so it’s a very crowded and competitive space. The higher the demand for top tech talent, the more efficient you need to be with your sourcing. In this post, we explain how to source software developers from LinkedIn. Read More

How to optimize your hiring process

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Recruiting is hard work – you typically spend very little time forming opinions of people you’d like to hire for a long period of time. As Alan Carniol, founder of InterviewSuccessFormula.com explains in this Forbes post by Jacquelyn Smith, “a hiring manager must make a decision that can cost a company thousands or tens of thousands of dollars [in that short time]”.

For that reason, it’s important to understand what you can do to make your hiring process successful, cost-efficient and time-effective. Read More

10 biggest mistakes you’re making when hiring in tech

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Hiring can be a tall task, but it’s an important one. Why so? Choosing the right people around you impacts your business more heavily than many of the decisions you make because your employees make hundreds of decisions on your behalf every single day.

In his podcast, Michael Hyatt argues: “Team is everything. If you don’t have the right team, then you’re limited by what you can accomplish. If you get the right people in place, you can leverage what you can do and take it to another level.“ Not having the right people around you in the professional environment is “worse than trying to do it alone”.   Read More

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Human resources psychology in tech: what you need to know to recruit top IT talent

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

When recruiting developers, what do you think you rely on? You most likely reach out to the candidate, check their social media profiles, talk to them, and ask them to write some code. It may seem like a lot of ways to get to know a potential employee, but there’s actually one important thing that can get in the way of finding “the one”. A pink, spongy thing: your brain. The fact that we’re wired to make judgments subconsciously doesn’t mean it’s impossible to hire the best candidate. It means you simply have to be aware of human resources psychology mechanisms at play so you can prepare ahead and reduce your innate bias.

Here’s are the psychological mechanisms behind hiring that you simply can’t ignore. Read More