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CTO Roles and Responsibilities Blog

CTO Roles and Responsibilities

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

Technology drives modern business. And yet, the Chief Technology Officer is one of the most undefined positions among C-level management making it important to identify CTO roles and responsibilities.

An experienced CTO is often the oracle of technology within their organization. They bring progressive ideas to the company and find advanced tech solutions. 

To hire the perfect specialist, recruiters need to fully understand the CTO roles and responsibilities.

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We asked recruiters to give their biggest pains in tech recruitment blog

We asked recruiters to give their biggest pains in tech recruitment

By IT recruitment

At DevSkiller, we work hard every day to make tech recruitment better. We also know that the people who best know how to make it better are the people who are actively engaged in the process and know their biggest pains. These are the recruiters, executives, and hiring managers on the front line, fighting to place the right candidates in the right positions.

The only way the tech recruiters can get better is if the tech recruitment community share our biggest pains and successes. With that in mind, we decided to ask people involved in tech recruitment what their biggest pains were and also as a bonus, what the features are of excellent tech recruitment process. Because this is for the community, we promised to share the results with everybody. Keep reading below to see what your peers we’re hiring developers are dealing with and how are they being successful. 

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How many programming languages are there blog

How many programming languages are there?

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

Did you know that there are approximately 6500 spoken languages in the world? We bet that number is more than you would have guessed. Now have you ever wondered – how many programming languages are there?

The answer might also surprise you.

Wikipedia claims there are approximately 700 programming languages, while others say that number is closer to 9000! The truth is, there’ve been countless programming languages created throughout history. But like spoken languages, there’s a hierarchy of programming languages based on their prevalence and usage. 

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Hiring discrimination – examples and how to prevent it

Hiring discrimination – examples and how to prevent it

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

According to a McKinsey study conducted in Latin America, employees who work at companies committed to diversity are 150% more likely to display creativity and initiative in the workspace. In fact, for many years, it’s been a well-known fact that diverse teams are more productive. How do you make sure you create a diversified workplace? One way is ensuring that your organization is free of any form of hiring discrimination.

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How to screen front end developer skills - HTML and CSS Blog

How to screen front end developer skills – HTML and CSS

By Coding Test, Front end developer, Interview questions, IT recruitment

HTML and CSS are two of the most fundamental front end developer skills. You’d be hard-pressed to come across a web developer who doesn’t have at least a basic understanding of the two stalwarts. However, some believe that HTML and CSS shouldn’t be given the same respect as other languages because neither requires any internal logic. That’s because HTML and CSS are declarative languages that instruct a web browser to render web pages rather than use computational code.

Despite what some may think, it’s becoming increasingly valuable for developers to possess in-depth knowledge and expertise of theses two languages. Verifying a developer’s HTML and CSS skills is as important as ascertaining skills in languages like Java and C++. Surely, anyone vaguely technical should have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. In the end, that’s all you need, right? Not exactly.

HTML and CSS make up the backbone of front end development along with JavaScript. In fact, you’ll also find quite a lot of back-end developers who use these languages on a regular basis. While you will never find a developer who solely uses these languages, HTML and CSS are critical enough to modern software development to ensure that front end developers are able to use them effectively. While they are simple to get started with, advanced applications require in-depth skill and understanding. It’s essential to verify that your developer has this understanding.

Check out more qualities of a software engineer.

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Tech recruiter job description template

Tech recruiter job description template

By IT recruitment

What is tech recruitment all about, and what does a tech recruiter do? Our tech recruiter job description template tells you everything you need to know.

According to Dr. John Sullivan, a recruiter’s primary responsibility is to provide their company’s teams with the very best coworkers that they can afford by proactively placing the best career opportunities directly in front of interested top talent.” Essentially, tech recruiters specialize in finding the right people for technical and IT-related jobs in a range of industries. They are responsible for identifying, screening, and qualifying candidates for a variety of positions. They also have to review and present the resumes to hiring managers and handle multiple human resources duties, including employee relations, compensation, and training. 

Tech recruiter Job Description

It might not sound difficult at first, but recruiting and retaining top tech talent is not the easiest task nowadays. Skilled tech candidates are already in high demand. In fact, only about 6.4% of developers are currently unemployed and looking for work. At the same time, though, almost three-quarters of developers already employed are interested in hearing about new job opportunities.

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How to screen PHP developer skills Blog

How to screen PHP developer skills

By Interview questions, IT recruitment

The popular scripting language PHP has been around for the last 25 years. Like Python, PHP is another programming language developed by a single developer as a side project during the ’90s. The longevity of this script means a fair amount of time has passed for software engineers to work on their PHP developer skills. 

According to W3Techs’ data, PHP is used by 78.3% of all websites with a known server-side programming language with approximately 40 million live websites using PHP as we speak. That means almost 8 out of every 10 websites that you visit on the Internet are using PHP in some way. 

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What You Need to Know About the Skills Gap Blog

What you need to know about the skills gap

By Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Tech recruiters find it extremely hard to hire highly-skilled employees. In fact, 64% of HR managers believe that employees won’t be able to keep up the pace with future skills development needs. While 70% of employees admit they haven’t yet acquired all the necessary skills to perform their current job. While the disruption caused by COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted the US labor market, the skills gap will remain once the crisis is over.

The skill gap leads to recruitment problemsIf the skills gap is not addressed, it might lead to a serious recruitment crisis. In the following article, we’re going to talk about what strategic, forward-looking talent managers should know about the skills gap and what they can do to mitigate it. 

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Tomasz Nurkiewicz algorithmic test

I won’t attend your algorithmic test interview

By Coding Test, Expert Interview, IT recruitment

How does the average person hire a top-notch tailor? They ask the candidates to show them what they’ve stitched so far, maybe even ask them to sew something fast. Then they’ll observe the results, noting how well they operate the sewing machine, the organization of the workplace, and assess the tailor’s attention to detail. Are they wasting too much fabric or simply not doing a very good job?

How do software developers hire top-notch tailors? Well, it would probably go a little something like this; This is a whiteboard. Please draw the difference between Ghiordes and Senneh knot. Derive the length of thread as a function of fabric’s surface area”.

Honestly, I believe that a top-notch tailor should know the difference, but what are we really verifying here? Do you want an elegant jacket or an elegant equation on a whiteboard? Read More

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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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? In this article, we’re answering questions like “what is full life cycle recruiting” and “What it’s in it for me?”.

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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’. 

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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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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. 

What is a web developer

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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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

framework vs library

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

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

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