Interview coding challenges are a highly polarizing topic. The truth is, you could probably fill libraries with resources to help you master coding interview challenges. That said, what does it take for the employee to create an effective effective coding challenge scenario?
Interview coding challenges aren’t inherently evil. They can help developers master the art of coding. From the recruiter’s point of view, they can help choose the right candidates. You have to be careful though because they’re a double-edged sword. If done right, they can help you identify the best candidates. If done wrong, however, they can turn your candidates into your enemies and possibly make a bad hiring decision. Read More
If you work in an office, there’s a good chance that you use Slack. It’s an incredible tool for collaboration. It will come as no surprise then that there are a few key Slack hacks that can speed up tech recruitment. In this post, you’ll find out some fantastic Slack hacks you can use to do a lot more in the same workflow that you already use. If you don’t already use Slack for tech recruitment, there are some good reasons why you should. Read More
Technical interviews have long sparked outrage among software developers. They aim to assess engineering aptitude and predict future performance if hired for the job. This sounds pretty straightforward, right? Why is it then that so many tech companies, including tech giants, resort to interviewing methods developers truly hate? The whiteboard interview is by far the biggest offender.
In this article, we look at the following topics:
- What is a whiteboard interview and what is wrong with it?
- What is the aim of the technical interview?
- Do developers hate the idea of being tested? Insights from our study
- 73% of developers take a coding test sent by the recruiter
- 91.9% of developers who start taking the test finish it
- Whiteboard interview alternative a.k.a. how to structure your technical recruitment process
- Spartez technical recruitment: structure
- The whiteboard interview: conclusion
The demand for tech workers is huge all over the world and no more so than in the United States. According to some estimations, the tech industry accounted for 8% of total U.S. economic activity in 2016, employing over 7 million tech workers. What these numbers show is that the tech industry is a major driver of the US economy and employment. But with tech workers comprising 10% of all jobs added to the economy, where are all these skilled tech workers coming from? Are they coming from the US or abroad? And if they are coming from the US, how do the skills of US-based tech workers stack up worldwide? Read More
Mobile app developers are hard to come by, particularly if you are trying to build an app for iOS. It is up to you to go out and find the best iOS developers to build your mobile app. But that can be a daunting task. The iOS developer skills that a mobile developer needs aren’t the same as you know your run-of-the-mill Java developer. Read More
Job interviews are the first point of the interview process where you can start piecing things together. And by using specific interview techniques and skills, you’re able to shed a little more light on your applicant.
An interview gives you, the interviewer, the first real chance to assess a person and see if they’re an OK fit or a fantastic fit for the applied position. But your interviewing techniques are more than what you say – it’s your body language, the environment and the way that you listen.
Use these 14 interview tips to discover which applicant is right for the job
In this article, you’ll see: Read More
These are all relevant IT recruitment questions which are often answered based on gut feeling.
The good news, we now have the data to answer them. We do so in our latest technical screening report.
Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the Devskiller Global Technical Hiring & Skills Report 2019.
What’s in our technical screening report?
Our technical screening report is packed full of developer hiring information, technical skills data, and geographical insights. It is based on data gathered from testing 112,654 developers from 120+ countries within a 365-day time span. Read More
2019 is here and it’s time to take a look at the key hiring trends in HR which will impact recruitment. To help you grasp the most important ones, we’ve reached out to key hiring experts, including Ryan Leary, Sean Fahey, Rita Mendes, Thomas Eymond-Daru, Cynthia Cohen-Tordjman, Dorota Piotrowska, Jonatan Rugarn, Luke McGinn, and Tom Winter.
We’ve asked our experts the following question:
“What are the key trends in HR to impact 2019?”
Without further ado, here’s what they believe is going to happen. Read More
The New Year is around the corner so we’re taking a look back at the work we’ve done and content we published this year. Before you dive deep into the festivities, check out the most popular 2018 HR articles and resources from the Devskiller team.
Most popular HR articles
‘Those that fail to plan, plan to fail’, as the old adage goes. And this phrase rings true in the modern world of tech recruiting, too. A recruitment plan is an often overlooked element of recruiting developers of any level, despite the current tech talent scarcity. The annual Harvey Nash/KPMG 2018 CIO Survey focused on 3,900+ tech leaders discovered that 65% of respondents believe that hiring challenges are hurting the industry (up from 59% last year).
IT recruitment is without a doubt full of obstacles. A well-written recruitment plan can help you tap the existing talent pools and find the ideal candidates. Read More
2019 is around the corner and it’s time for us to take a look at all the most recent tech recruitment research. To help you make the best hiring decisions throughout 2019, we’re giving you 70+ human resources statistics. The data gathered here can give you a good snapshot of the state of hiring at the end of 2018.
We’ve gone through volumes of research by industry leaders including Stack Overflow, The Bureau of Labor Statistics, LinkedIn, Deloitte, ManpowerGroup, Glassdoor, Gallup, Jobvite, iCIMS Inc., NFIB, Sentier Research, USA Today, PayScale, and Thomson Reuters.
Without further ado, let’s dive right into the Human Resources statistics for 2019!
Human Resources statistics for 2019
Talent shortage human resources statistics
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
There’s no denying that the world is in constant flux. Thanks to the web, automation, and the data processing abilities of modern computers, the border between humans and machines has become fuzzy. How does it affect IT and QA testing in particular? And finally, which QA skills make great QA testers well, great?
The ideal set of QA skills
As we become more dependent on AI and automation, the role of QA testers has changed too. Does an ideal QA tester even exist? Probably not. However, here are the QA skills commonly shared by great QA testers: Read More
The last leaves are falling off the trees, days are getting shorter, and the Northern Hemisphere prepares for winter. Unphased by the changing seasons, Devskiller has been working hard all year long to bring new features to the platform. Our goal is always a better platform and a better experience.
Devskiller platform update November 2018
Here are some of the most important new features we’ve added since last June:
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