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Does employment history matter when hiring developers?

Does employment history matter when hiring developers?

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The concept of recruitment is finding the right person for the job. In the past, various methods have been used to achieve this. In the tech and development space, employment history is often weighted as highly as a candidate’s technical skills. But is it really that important? 

Almost a quarter of developers surveyed in Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey claimed to have never even finished their bachelor’s degree. Of those who did obtain a degree, about one third did not study anything related to software development. 

Most developers have less than five years of professional coding experience and thirty percent have less than two.

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7 step formula to hire top tech talent

[Video]7 step formula to hire top tech talent

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Hiring the right software developers is hugely important. It requires a large investment (up to $31,970) to get the right person. If you get it wrong, you could be looking at a loss of almost a half million dollars in the worst cases. So every professional and engaged tech recruiter worth their salt is constantly working to build a process that is both efficient and effective.

Hire the right tech talent

But it doesn’t have to be that hard. In this video, we explain our proven 7 step formula for hiring the right tech talent. Find out why you should,

  1. Start sourcing creatively, focusing on quality over quantity
  2. Start using an automated technical screening platform
  3. Run online coding interviews
  4. Make timely and fair job offers
  5. Make your recruitment team more technically aware
  6. Eliminate unconscious bias
  7. Nurture your candidates

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HR trends Devskiller expert roundup

14 world class industry experts reveal 2018 HR trends

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As 2017 is coming to an end, it’s time to look ahead and plan for the future. To give you a head start on the new year, we’ve gathered world-class industry experts to share 2018 HR trends which will rule the year to come.

HR trends: 2018 forecasts from 14 experts 

We’ve asked Craig Fisher, Franz Gilbert, Dr. John Sullivan, Shannon Pritchett, Jim Stroud, Todd Raphael, Ben Slater, Elyse Mayer, Matthew Cooper, Mei Lu, Aleksandra Pszczoła, Nathan Perrott, Vince Szymczak, and Kate Kandefer about their recruitment trends forecast for 2018. Buckle up for seriously good insights from some of the sharpest minds in the industry!

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