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The complete guide to interviewer bias - what is it and how to eliminate it

The complete guide to interviewer bias – what is it and how to eliminate it

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview | No Comments

A bad hire in tech can cost as much as $485,371.38. This is a cost few companies can afford. In many cases, bad hires can are the result of interviewer bias, inefficient screening methods, or a combination of these.

Are recruiters even aware of the phenomenon? As it turns out, they are. Based on LinkedIn data, 42%of recruiters believe interview bias is a problem of traditional interviews.

why traditional interviews fail for interviewer biasSource: LinkedIn

Hiring in IT is risky and time-consuming. Offers are only made after reviewing applications, technical screening, performing background and reference checks, phone screening, and a final interview. So here comes the surprise: according to a study by Schmidt and Hunter, the interview can predict only about 14% of the variability in employee performance. It seems that recruiters rely heavily on a process that is far from being perfect and one of the most significant factors that affect it is an interviewer bias.

In this guide to interviewer bias, we cover the following topics: Read More

Complete SQL developer salary data

Complete SQL developer salary data

By | Developer Salary, Developer Salary, Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment | No Comments

The job market and employment trends for software developers are constantly changing. However, as organizations around the world strive to become more data-driven, the demand for SQL developers is likely to continue to rise. That’s mostly because every app nowadays revolves around data. SQL is what most apps use to communicate with databases in order to manage all the information they contain. This will likely have an impact on the SQL developer salary. 

In this post, we will be addressing the following topics:

  • What is SQL?
  • An average SQL developer salary
  • An entry level SQL developer salary
  • Database developer salary

What is SQL?

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Complete Android developer salary data

Complete Android developer salary data

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With over 2.7 billion smartphone users worldwide, it’s hardly surprising that mobile app usage is growing in popularity. As the number of mobile apps increases, so has the number of mobile developers, which is expected to reach 14 million by 2020. At the moment, the majority of those who pursue a career in mobile development choose to become either an iOS or an Android developer. This is mainly due to the popularity of these platforms. With so much interest in mobile development, it’s clear to see that the hunt for mobile app talent has become highly competitive. This, in turn, affects developer salaries. To give you a full understanding of the topic, we’ve gathered relevant Android developer salary data from PayScale, Glassdoor, Indeed.com, and ZipRecruiter.

In this post, we will be addressing the following topics

  • An average Android developer salary
  • An entry-level Android developer salary
  • A junior Android developer salary
  • A senior android developer salary
  • An Android developer salary in NYC  
  • iOS developer vs Android developer salary

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recruitment and employee retention in tech

4 best tech recruitment and employee retention strategies

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

Recruitment and employee retention is a key challenge for most tech HR professionals. Indeed’s survey has found almost 9 in 10 respondents (86%) said it was challenging to find and hire technical talent.

The reason for this result is that there is a huge tech talent shortage. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has calculated that by 2020 in the US alone, there will be over one million computer science-based jobs without qualified college graduates to fill them.

Tech talent, especially software developers, are already in high demand. According to the latest Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019, the largest and most comprehensive developer study which surveyed 90,000 respondents around the world, only 6.4% of developers are currently unemployed and looking for work. Read More

Complete front end developer salary data

Complete front end developer salary data

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What is a front end developer?

Front end development refers to everything that users see, touch, click, and use — the visual layout, user interface/interaction, and user experience. It is also known as client-side software (as opposed to “server-side” software) and consists of buttons, images, links, and pages that all need to function efficiently, accurately, and quickly in order for the user to carry out a particular task. As a rule, this means that developers must be familiar with HTML code (probably HTML5), styling with CSS (probably CSS3), and make everything interactive with JavaScript.

Frameworks like AngularJS and BackboneJS are also highly in demand. A front end developer salary depends on a range of factors, including skill set, level of expertise, and location. If you’re looking to recruit a front end developer, are you sure that you’re offering a fair salary? Perhaps you need to prepare yourself to carry out a major sourcing project, or you’re about to carry out some screening for this role.

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Complete full stack developer salary data Blog

Complete full stack developer salary data

By | Hiring Statistics, Human Resources, IT recruitment | One Comment

Full stack development happens to be one of the best career prospects today. It comes with great growth opportunities and a decent full stack developer salary. But how much does a full stack developer earn and what does the salary depend on?

“Tech stack” refers to the combination of software products and programming languages. A full stack developer should possess a variety of skills, which often means handling databases, servers, systems engineering, and clients at the same time. Having such a wide range of expertise is quite appealing for employers since it means reducing the cost of employment while adding value to the organization.

To give you a full understanding of the subject, we’ve put together up-to-date, industry-specific data from reputable sources including PayScale, Indeed, Pearson Frank, and ZipRecruiter. Read More

How to Screen C and C++

How to screen C and C++ developer programming skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment

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

C and C++ developers don’t get the same buzz as developers in other languages. They aren’t as ubiquitous as JavaScript developers. They aren’t as well connected to hot topics like data science as Python developers. They don’t use a technology as up-and-coming as Kotlin developers do. But unlike the technologies making all the headlines, C and C++ continue to be the workhorses of many essential systems as well as areas like embedded technology and gaming. As a result, there is still a lot of demand for C and C++ developers. So the question becomes, how do you screen C and C++ developer skills?

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Interview coding challenges in tech recruitment

How to use technical interview coding challenges to hire the best developers

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

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 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

whiteboard interview

The whiteboard interview alternative: how to (finally) do technical interviews right

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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

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What is the newest source of tech workers for US companies and what does that mean for US tech workers

What is the newest source of tech workers for US companies and what does that mean for US tech workers?

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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

How to screen iOS developer skills when you hire iOS developers - guide for IT recruitment

How to screen iOS developer skills when you hire iOS developers – guide for IT recruitment

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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

best interview techniques for employers

14 powerful interview techniques & tips for employers

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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

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Devskiller technical screening report

The Devskiller Global Technical Hiring & Skills Report 2019 is here!

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What is the current state of technical screening? How many companies are looking for a JavaScript developer? How are tech stacks typically bundled together and how does that affect the technical hiring industry?

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

10 hiring experts forecast key 2019 trends in HR

10 hiring experts forecast key 2019 trends in HR

By | Expert Interview, Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Tech trends | No Comments

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

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

10 developer strengths of super successful engineers

10 developer strengths of super successful engineers

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips | 3 Comments

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