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recruitment plan

How to create and implement a recruitment plan

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‘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). 

people skills and talent recruitment planIT 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

human resources statistics 2019

70+ Human Resources statistics to guide your tech hiring in 2019

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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

1. 67% of recruiters see the lack of skilled and high-quality candidates as the biggest challenge in hiring. (Jobvite) Read More

is QA testing dead and do you need qa skills

Are QA engineers still needed?

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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

AI in HR How to hire great developers with the AI Benchmarking Engine

AI in HR: How to hire great developers with the AI Benchmarking Engine

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

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

Ruby on Rails developer

How to screen Ruby on Rails developer skills – a guide for IT recruitment

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So you’ve done all the hard work to source your Ruby on Rails developer candidates. This might have involved making lasting relationships in the developer community. It might have also involved you combing through GitHub projects and finding who had the best commits. It might have even been a referral from one of your other developers. However you found your candidates, you now need to find the right one to fit the position you are trying to fill.

But there’s a catch. Technical interviews take up the valuable time that your current developers could use to build your product. To keep moving forward, you want to hold as few interviews as possible. And there is a solution.

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careers page in tech

How to create a careers page that shows devs what they’re missing out on

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In the tech world, getting the attention of skilled talent is possibly the hardest part of your job. So when any kind of developer gets to your careers page, you need to make sure that the talent likes what they see. If they do, they will give you their details.

But LinkedIn research shows that only 25% of people visiting your careers page are actively looking for a job. Given this, your page needs to be pretty convincing. Your careers page is ultimately a sales page. If it isn’t selling your company adequately, no one is going to buy – or apply.

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Pre-employment testing the all in one guide

Pre-employment testing: the all in one guide

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Pre-employment testing is a standardized and objective way of collecting candidate data in the hiring process. The purpose of pre-employment testing is to verify the skills, capabilities, and personality traits of prospective employees.

In this article, we’re covering:

  • the benefits of various pre-employment testing methods
  • types of pre-employment testing
  • the best pre-employment screening methodology for tech candidates: RealLifeTesting™
  • actionable tips for designing an efficient pre-employment testing procedure

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14 reasons why diversity in tech still matters in 2018

14 reasons why diversity in tech still matters in 2018

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, IT recruitment, tech trends | 3 Comments

Some commentators in Silicon Valley think that diversity in tech is no longer an issue. But here we are sitting in 2018. The tech industry diversity statistics show the industry is overwhelmingly white and male.

Your views may not be as extreme as the Google diversity emailer. Still, you may believe that everything is working as it should. Meritocracy means the best people should get the best positions regardless of their background. Hasn’t that approach built the best tech products, teams, and companies?

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second interview questions

12 powerful second interview questions to ask your candidates

By | Human Resources, Technical Interview | One Comment

Once candidates pass the screening and the first interview stage, they often get invited to the second interview. The second interview is used to either assess company fit in a second soft skills interview or verify technical skills through a technical interview. The choice of second interview questions you can ask your candidates depends on which of these purposes you want the interview to serve. 

By the end of this post, you’ll know: 

  • what is the difference between the first and second interview questions 
  • second interview questions to ask candidates in a second soft skills interview
  • second interview questions to ask candidates in a technical interview 

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Fixing the hiring manager vs recruiter relationship in tech

Fixing the hiring manager vs recruiter relationship in tech

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | 2 Comments

Hiring manager vs recruiter. It is a classic odd couple match up in the same league as Tyson vs Holyfield, oil vs water, and cats vs dogs. Why does it have to be that way? Hiring managers need recruiters to find the best tech talent possible. Why are they often pitted against each other?

All too often, the needs and wants of one party don’t align with the needs and wants of the other. Beyond the simple professional cost, this leads to bloated hiring processes, mismatched candidates, and bad hires. But it doesn’t have to be this way. When you calibrate the relationship correctly, hiring managers and recruiters develop a close partnership akin to peanut butter and jelly, puppies and babies, or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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10 simple steps to hire a mobile app developer

The 10 simple steps to hire a mobile app developer for your project

By | Coding Test, Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview | No Comments

If you’re considering hiring a mobile app developer to grow your IT team, firstly consider how regularly you interact with their work.

While you were working out this morning, your mobile device was talking to your smart-watch. Then, on the way to work, you caught up with some YouTube.

These apps required a number of skilled and experienced professionals to create. Hiring a mobile app developer with the skills to make these aforementioned apps is key to the success of your project.

Given that the cost of hiring a bad developer can reach up to $485,371.38, you need to be extremely precise in defining what you’re looking for.

Well keep reading, because in this article you’ll learn how to hire a mobile app developer, as well as: Read More

Software engineer vs software developer: a technical recruiter’s guide to telling them apart

Software engineer vs software developer: a technical recruiter’s guide to telling them apart

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Any technical recruiter worth their salt should be able to tell the difference between a coder vs programmer or even a programmer vs developer. Identifying the differences between a software engineer vs software developer are a bit more difficult.

Software engineers and software developers are both highly skilled professionals who can build software from the ground up. That said, there are important differences between the two that you need to remember. Get them right and it could help you make an incredibly valuable technical hire. Get them wrong and you may end up hiring the completely wrong person for the position.

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Programmer vs developer a recruiter's guide to telling them apart

Programmer vs developer: a recruiter’s guide to telling them apart

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | 5 Comments

Lion vs. tiger, apples vs. oranges, black vs. white.  These are all things that are easy to tell apart. But if I asked you to tell me the difference between a programmer vs developer, could you do it?  Many people can’t. In fact, the confusion around these names has led to a joke.

“A software engineer, a developer, and coder walk into a bar.

— Here come the programmers! — says the bartender.” (source)

While that might give you a little chuckle, it does bring up an important point. Often times, the differences between the roles in IT aren’t entirely clear.

When deciding whether you should recruit a programmer vs developer, the roles may sound very similar but there are actually important differences. If you recruit IT positions, it’s essential that you get these differences right. If you don’t, you might end up recruiting the wrong person for the job, costing your company time and money you could better use elsewhere.

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phone interview questions

Phone interview questions: the complete list

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

Candidates tend to look similar on paper, but it’s possible to identify the ones who really matter with the help of screening. There are two main ways to screen candidates in IT: through technical screening and phone interviews. Both of these methods verify different skills, but when combined, they are a highly efficient way of pre-selecting people who should be invited to the on-site interviews. The more precise you are in your technical screening, the more you reduce your candidate pool without sacrificing the final Quality of Hire. That’s a win for everyone because, a) you’re not wasting time on non-viable candidates, and b) non-viable candidates don’t waste their time talking to you.  Without a doubt, the right phone interview questions can help you achieve your recruitment goals. Here’s the list of the best ones. Read More

technical recruiter salary

Complete technical recruiter salary data

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A technical recruiter salary depends on a number of factors, including the level of expertise, location, possessed skills, and others. If you want to check whether you’re being paid fairly, need to prepare yourself for a job interview for the role we’re discussing here, or consider becoming a technical recruiter, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together industry-specific data to give you a full understanding of the subject, so you don’t need to look any further.

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recruitment articles for tech recruiters

Top recruitment articles you simply MUST read

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We’re always focused on helping talent acquisition professionals improve their technical hiring process and we try to spread the word as much as we can. In addition to our resources, we publish weekly high-quality technical recruitment articles on our blog. Here’s a roundup of the best ones. 

The best recruitment articles for tech recruiters

Our posts are research-based and packed full of tech recruitment data and industry insights. They help our readers improve their developer hiring results and simply recruit the best software developers they can possibly hire.

What we often see is that our customers and readers are interested in optimizing a given stage of the recruitment process. If you have issues with any of the stages of your tech hiring process, we’re here to give you a helping hand.  

Recruitment articles about sourcing

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