The most popular programming languages and frameworks of 2017 with 2018 predictions

The most popular programming languages and frameworks of 2017 with 2018 predictions

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment, Tech trends, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Out with the old, in with the new. That is how tech is supposed to work right?

It can seem to an outsider that technologies come and go faster than fashions on the Paris Catwalk. But if you hire developers, you have to stay abreast of these trends for fear of being late to the party when the next big trend technology needs to be sourced.

To help you out, we’ve checked a few of the big end-of-year technology studies to give you a look at what was big in 2017 and a window into what will be big in 2018.

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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 | No Comments

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

Introducing Devskiller Tech Recruitment Certification Course

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

Tech Recruiters are faced with one of the biggest challenges in HR because they chase after the second hardest group to recruit globally (according to ManpowerGroup research). As a consequence, the degree of competition in tech recruitment is FIERCE.

That said, some tech recruiters operate with outdated methods or even worse, have no structure they follow and optimize. Others act like there’s still a surplus of talent in tech while there’s actually a scarcity of talent. Not only do these people fail miserably, but they also give good recruiters bad rep.

Moreover, in tech recruitment, there’s always room to grow. Even the best recruiters need to keep learning to stay on top of their game.

That’s why we’ve decided to take action and designed our educational course dedicated to tech recruitment. We want to give you a competitive advantage over your competitors so you can recruit the best developers out there. And everything is FREE, with the aim to participate in building a better Tech Recruitment market.

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[CHECKLIST]Candidate experience 101 for recruiting software developers

[CHECKLIST] Candidate experience 101 for recruiting software developers

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

Checklists have been proven to be incredibly useful to professionals dealing with risky and complex situations like pilots and doctors. Because a consistently great candidate experience is essential to successfully recruiting the best devs, we have created a checklist you can use to help you provide a great experience every time.

If it is your job to hire software developers, my hat goes off to you. Finding one is like finding the perfect life partner. You have to go through a difficult, expensive process to find out if the two of you are right for each other. If it works out, you are rewarded with lifelong love and companionship. If it doesn’t, you could be left spending a lot of time and money on something that doesn’t go anywhere.

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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

cost of hiring a bad developer

The real cost of hiring a bad developer

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Did you know that hiring a new software developer can cost $31,970 in recruiting cost alone? You could splash out almost the same on a Tesla Model 3 so it won’t come as any surprise to learn that the hiring process is a high stakes game of poker, where you risk a lot in the hope of getting a great developer who will make a huge contribution to your company.

But what happens when you hire the wrong person? Just take a moment and ask yourself this:

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How to build a strong employer brand in Tech

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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

programming contest

Use programming contests as an efficient way to attract and engage developers

By | Coding Test, Human Resources, IT recruitment | No Comments

Developers are in increasing demand, a fact that doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. This means that the higher the demand for top tech talent, the more efficient you need to be with your sourcing in order to attract the best coding talent. One of the best ways to do this is to organize a programming contest. If done right, it can be a great way to attract devs to your conference and pick up qualified candidates to funnel into your recruiting strategy. Read More

AmazingHiring – a tech talent search engine [expert interview]

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Sergey Dmitrichenko is CEO and co-Founder of AmazingHiring.
Sergey started his career in tech recruitment in 2006 after graduating from a leading Russian technical university (Bauman Moscow State Technical University). In 2011 Sergey founded recruitment agency “GMS” – nowadays one of the best IT-recruitment agency in Russia & CIS.

AmazingHiring is the Ultimate Search Engine for Technical Talent. Read More

Glossary of IT terms for Tech Recruiters

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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 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 to make it as easy as it can be. Read More

Haseeb Qureshi on software bootcamps and software career development on the Yellow Duck Podcast

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Haseeb Qureshi is one of the kind. His history of getting from playing poker as a teenager earning $100,000 to becoming involved in software development is well known. So instead of rehashing old history we are going to more generally speak in this podcast about: software boot-camps, software development techniques, career development and more. Read More

Devskiller platform update – what is new? #September2017

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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