IT recruitment

Devskiller platform update – what is new? #February2018

Devskiller platform update – what is new? #February2018

By | Changelog, Human Resources, IT recruitment, tech trends

It’s 2018 and boy have we been busy. That means making our platform better and generally helping lift standards in the tech recruitment field. Our users have spoken and we’ve worked tirelessly to make their experience better.

We have a bunch of new cool features and products we have realised that will help you achieve your tech recruitment goals. So without further adieu, let’s see what’s new at Devskiller.

Read More

A diverse group of people

Avoid unconscious bias in your tech recruitment process

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

The goal of the tech recruitment process is fundamentally about finding the best person for the job. The simple truth is that by eliminating unconscious bias in recruitment, you access more qualified candidates than you could before.

I think you would be hard-pressed to find a person in tech who goes into the recruitment process consciously giving into their biases. In the same way, I think you would be hard-pressed to find a hiker who goes into the mountains expecting to be saved by mountain rescue.

Unfortunately, hikers still get stranded and there is still evidence that the tech industry is rife with bias. The Stack Overflow 2017 Developer Survey found that their respondents who were professional developers were almost 90% male and almost 80% white.

Read More

Devskilller tech recruitment book

[JUST PUBLISHED] A tech recruitment book every HR Pro should read

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

It’s time for some big news!  Our long-awaited tech recruitment book IT Recruitment Process That Works. Proven strategies, industry benchmarks and expert intel to supercharge your tech hiring is out and is available exclusively on Amazon.

The comprehensive guide to technical hiring is written by our cofounders, Kate Kandefer and Tom Winter, who share their insights and experience in hiring software developers.   Read More

hiring stats

65+ recruitment stats HR pros must know in 2018

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment

2018 is here and it’s time to look at the current developer hiring landscape. The tech recruitment industry is constantly changing and to help HR professionals keep up, each year industry leaders release reports packed full of HR statistics. These can serve as a benchmark and hopefully turn make tech hiring data-driven discipline across companies worldwide.

To help you make informed hiring decisions in 2018, we’ve gone through volumes of research from a number of organizations including Stack Overflow, Google, Manpower Group, Society for Human Resource Management, Glassdoor, Deloitte University Press, Edelman Trust Barometer, The MRINetwork, Jobvite, PayScale, NFIB, Work Institute, and The American Journal of Health Promotion.

Here are the top 2018 HR statistics to guide you through 2018. Read More

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

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.

Read More

Introducing Devskiller Tech Recruitment Certification Course

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Technical Interview

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.

Read More

[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

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.

Read More

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

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

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, IT recruitment

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:

Read More

How to build a strong employer brand in Tech

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

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

40+ employer branding statistics every recruiter should know

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment

Employer branding is one of the strongest hiring trends and it’s definitely here to stay. That said, some companies still underestimate its impact. We’ve aggregated the most important employer branding statistics to give you hard data you can use as a benchmark to grow your employer brand.

Employer branding statistics

All statistics presented below come from industry leaders including LinkedIn, SHRM, Harvard Business Review, Glassdoor, Bersin by Deloitte, Edelman Trust Barometer,  CareerArc, Jobvite, iCIMS, Melián-González & Bulchand-Gidumal, CareerBuilder and CR Magazine. 

Let’s get started!

Read More

programming contest

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

By | Coding Test, Human Resources, IT recruitment

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]

By | Expert Interview, Human Resources, IT recruitment

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

By | Human Resources, IT recruitment, Technical Interview

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