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Working From Home Tips That’ll Help You Stay Productive, No Matter What You Do

By Human Resources

It’s not hard to come across generic working from home tips for just about every profession.

Whether you’re a sales assistant, DIY crafter, or technical developer, tips for working from home are general. Find a routine, stick to it, so on and so forth. 

And that’s great, as it applies to most work that can be done from home. 

But when your workflows revolve around the office how do you work from home successfully?

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Tech Recruitment: What does a recruiter do

Tech Recruitment: What does a recruiter do?

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

Have you ever found yourself asking – what does a recruiter do? Maybe you’re considering bringing on a recruiter because your staffing needs are becoming more than you can handle?

Whether it’s that or just your curiosity, answering the question – “what does a recruiter do?” is not a simple one. 

Finding the right people is integral to your company’s success. As business author Kamil Toume puts it, “the real competitive advantage in any business is one word only, which is people”. 

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All you need to know about a skills assessment interview Blog

All you need to know about a skills assessment interview

By Technical Interview

Did you know that 78% of job applicants lie during the recruitment process, with 60% declaring a mastery of skill they hardly ever used? Shocking, isn’t it? Luckily, you can use a skills assessment interview to verify your candidates’ skills. 

In this article, we’re going to tell you which employee skills assessment methods you can select from, why it’s worth investing your time in them, as well as give you a few tips on making your skills assessments interviews more effective. Let’s begin!

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ull life cycle recruiting

The 6 proven steps to master full life cycle recruiting

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

Full life cycle recruiting gives you the ability to make strategic hiring decisions.  How can you use it to improve your results?

What is full life cycle recruiting?

Full life cycle recruiting refers to the entire hiring process for a new employee. The idea of full life cycle recruiting involves every step of the recruitment phase from start to finish. It is sometimes known as ‘end to end recruiting’ or ‘360 recruitment’.  Read More

How to assess programming skills – a review of the best methods Blog

How to assess programming skills – a review of the best methods

By IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview

Did you know that the costs of recruiting a software developer can be as high as $60k? Unless you’ve got a huge recruiting budget, you can’t afford to hire an employee whose skills haven’t been verified and just hope for the best. In fact, knowing how to assess programming skills, whether front end, back end, or full stack, is fundamental to any successful IT recruitment process. 

How can tech employers test one’s abilities upfront? It’s more complex than just looking at a programmer’s CV. 

In the following article, we’re going to review how to assess programming skills using different assessment methods, with a special focus on the optimal setup, namely the work sample coding tests followed by the HR and technical interview. By following our advice, you’ll minimize the risk of hiring an under- or over-performing candidate, or simply someone who isn’t a good fit for your company.

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15 tips and sourcing strategies in recruitment Blog

15 tips and sourcing strategies in recruitment

By Recruiting Tips

Attracting top talent is essential to the future of your organization. If you want to get ahead of your competition, you need to hire the best talent (and implement the best recruitment strategies) to help you get there. For this reason, creative sourcing strategies in recruitment are important to develop. 

Candidate sourcing, or just sourcing, is the means of identifying candidates for a job opening. Talent sourcing is a proactive approach to candidate recruitment. It emphasizes searching for qualified people with some strategies focusing on those actively looking for a new job and others identifying as passive candidates. Being familiar with your organization’s sourcing strategies in recruitment is essential. 

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17 recruiting tools every recruiter should use in their recruitment process

18 recruiting tools every recruiter should use in their recruitment process

By Recruiting Tips

The technology and capabilities of modern recruiting tools are something that’d leave even the most tech-savvy of us in awe. 

These hiring tools are designed to make an HR recruiter of any industry find better talent, hold a better interview, and employ a better employee. They’re created for both corporations that make an insane number of hires every month, as well as those that seldom hire new staff. 

Chefs have their favorite knife, footballers have their favorite boots, and recruiters have their best recruiting tools to make their job easier. 

But with so many recruiting tools for employers out there, how does an HR manager pick out the best from the rest?

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Web developer job description template Blog

Web developer job description template

By IT recruitment

Web development. It’s an all-encompassing term. “What does a web developer do?” is a common question that is often asked by people outside of the tech field. 

To help you understand the requirements and definition of this role, we have compiled a web developer job description to help spell out the details. 

A web developer is someone who is able to design, create, and maintain websites and web applications from a web interface design. The term is broadly used and can include any developer whose work supports a website. There are essentially three types of web developers. Front-end web developers are responsible for the elements of a website that users see and interact with. Back-end web developers are responsible for the ‘behind the scenes code’ that dictates how the website functions. While full-stack web developers are able to do a bit of both.

Generally speaking, web developers are employed to write code using a variety of programming languages. The most skilled developers are not only fluent in many languages, but importantly they are able to continue learning new technologies and strive to find the best method to solve a problem.  

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DevSkiller funding

From founding to funding: a $1M success story

By Changelog

We have some really big news!

But first, we’d like to thank you for trusting us with your business. 

Back in 2015, we were just a stereotypical startup with five founders in a tiny office, a pile of empty pizza boxes, and a big dream. Today, we serve our amazing customers from 60+ countries including PayPal, Cisco, ING, Deloitte, Criteo, or EY. 

And things will get even better…DRUMROLL….

We’ve raised over $1M from SpeedUp Energy Innovation! 

This money will help us further improve our products and our service to you and your businesses.

founding announcement

In addition to continuously tweaking our products, we will be rebranding them. Very soon, DevSkiller will become DevSkiller Talent Score and MapSkiller will become DevSkiller Talent Boost Read More

Social recruiting in tech: How to make the most of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit

Social recruiting in tech: How to make the most of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit

By Recruiting Tips

With 94% of recruiters admitting that they use social media for candidate sourcing, the competition for tech talent is as fierce as ever. However, it’s wrong to assume that you can’t stand out from the IT recruitment crowd. There are many ways (some of them creative) in which you can use social recruiting to source new hires!

In our previous articles, we already discussed how you can leverage LinkedIn, and communities like Stack Overflow and GitHub to find developers for your team. Now, we’ve decided it’s time to see what Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have to offer in the matter. 

Below, you’ll find a list of social recruiting best practices, as well as channel-specific tips & tricks that will help you boost your talent sourcing efforts. As a bonus, we’ll also share a pro-tip on sourcing tech talent on Reddit and how you can match its users with their social media accounts. 

Let’s jump right in! 

What is social recruiting & why is it important?

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A Practical Guide for Tackling the High Attrition Rate in Tech

Employee Attrition Rate

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

A high attrition rate causes problems in the tech industry.

The employee turnover rate in the tech sector stands at 13.2% and is higher than in any other business sector. Even companies who have mastered recruitment and onboarding to perfection still struggle with talent retention. Is a high attrition rate a given and something that HR departments should accept? 

High attrition rate in tech causes problems for the industry

Definitely not – in this article, we’re going to share with you the main reasons why tech employees leave their jobs, and what tech employers can do to decrease employee turnover rate.  Read More

Recruitment blogs to follow. Best recruitment resources

20+ best recruitment blogs to follow

By Human Resources, Recruiting Tips

The world of recruitment is a bumpy one: you need to have eyes on the back of your head to know what is going on and how to adjust to the latest changes. 

No matter if you just started your journey as a recruiter or you are an experienced one, you can never have too many resources to follow. What is more, you should regularly update the list to make sure you miss nothing.

It is not that simple, though. Recruiters have a lot of tasks on their plates, and many of them just cannot dedicate enough time to keep checking the news.

While we do not have a remedy for that, we decided that a little list never hurts. Today, we have gathered 20+ recruitment blogs to follow from all over the world and we will show you why they are worth following. If you want to stay up-to-date with news from the HR industry, then we are here to serve you with some great recruitment resources.

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Hiring and coronavirus

By Changelog, Human Resources

In response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part and keep our customers safe and connected at the same time.

Starting today, we’re rolling out free access to video interviews for all of our customers globally until June 30. These features are typically only available in the Enterprise plan but we’re here to support the HR and tech community as much as we can. 

We’re also in the process of developing a remote-first hiring webinar to support which we will release soon. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please reach out via chat and we’ll do our best to help out.  Read More

Complete C++ developer salary data

Complete C++ developer salary data

By Developer Salary

C++ developers are constantly in demand in the job market and knowing expected C++ developer salary is important. At the same time, C++ is widely used across industries, mainly in an application domain. In fact, C++ can be found everywhere. Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Linux – all of these operating systems are programmed in C++ and C, So are two of the most popular databases – MySQL and Postgres. C++ is also widely used as a backend technology in graphics applications that employ computer vision and high-end graphical processing, including games that are heavy on graphics. What is more, C++ is suitable for embedded systems (smartwatches, medical machines, etc.), financial systems, telephone switches, cloud storage systems, browsers, and compilers.

What makes C++ such a widely used and trusted backend technology? It’s a general-purpose, compiled, statically typed, case sensitive, and free-form programming language which is an enhanced version of C. C++ provides rich library support in the form of Standard Template Library (STL). One of the biggest advantages of the language is its speed: C++ is faster than most programming languages. 

C++ developers are responsible for writing efficient code in C++ or modifying the existing code in order to develop various applications and programs. They’re also in charge of managing memory consumption issues. In short, a C++ developer is supposed to create executable programs that facilitate organizational operations. 

In this post, we will be addressing the following topics:

  • Average C++ developer salary
  • Entry-level C++ developer salary
  • C++ developer salary in NYC

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PHP developer salary

Complete PHP developer salary data

By Developer Salary

PHP is a general-purpose programming language that has been the cornerstone of the web for a long time. In fact, “PHP is used by 79.0% of all the websites whose server-side programming language we know”. Such a high number of sites running on PHP means that the demand for PHP developers should remain high as well, especially since it seems to be attracting new developers faster than many other programming languages

Even though there are rumors that PHP has lost some of its popularity over the years, it keeps changing. It is one of the most common full stack skills, frequently tested with front end technologies like JavaScript. The changes include usability and speed improvements that have come with its 7.x releases.  As a result, it is now the second most popular language for web development and the fifth most popular language overall, with 5.9 million developers across the globe. 

Yet, hiring the most experienced and skilled developers greatly depends on starting salary, location, and the competition on the market. For that reason, it’s essential to know what the average PHP developer salary is to remain competitive. Here’s an overview of different PHP developer salary levels across the US.  Read More

framework vs library

Creating software with a framework vs library: what tech recruiters need to know

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

In this article, you will find out:

  • Why a tech recruiter needs to know about software frameworks and libraries
  • What the difference is between a framework and a library
  • What frameworks and libraries actually do
  • What to look out for when screening candidates who need to know certain frameworks or libraries.

Why do I need to know about software frameworks and libraries?

As a technical recruiter, it’s no longer enough for you to know only the names of certain programming languages – you should also understand the basics of how software is made.

When it comes to creating production software, there are two very important factors to consider: The first is developing applications is becoming more complex. The second is programmers are always trying to be more effective and more efficient in their work. As a result, every team of programmers must decide whether (or not) to build an application using either a software framework or a software library (or a number of libraries).  Read More