Best HR articles we published in 2018
The New Year is around the corner so we’re taking a look back at the work we’ve done and content we published this year. Before you dive deep into the festivities, check out the most popular 2018 HR articles and resources from the DevSkiller team.
Most popular HR articles
[INFOGRAPHIC]: Software engineer salary numbers
What is the average annual software engineer salary? Are developers happy with their paychecks? We present you with all the software engineer salary data you need in a handy infographic. To give you a good understanding of the subject, we explain factors affecting developer pay, including the geographical location and Location Quotient, among others.
To make your salary decisions easier, we also discuss the gender pay gap and outline steps you can take.
Why a work sample test will identify the software developers you need to hire
Work sample tests mirror as closely as possible the actual work a candidate will be called on to perform in their job. They look at how candidates solve problems and how they work instead of looking only at the solution.
Work sample tests are standardized which means they’re objective. They can help you identify great developers and reduce the impact of any bias. Find out how to use them in this post!
AI in HR: How to hire great developers with the AI Benchmarking Engine
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have taken the hiring industry by storm. How can AI improve your hiring results? AI can be applied at various stages of the recruitment funnel. One of the key benefits is the ability to improve the quality of your candidates with industry benchmarks.
To help you leverage the power of AI in HR, we’ve come up with a brand new AI-powered feature called the AI Benchmarking Engine.
Which software engineer jobs pay the most
Not all developers earn the same amount of money. There are a number of factors which have a direct influence on a developer’s paycheck. They include knowledge of certain technologies, having certain skills, or the ability to solve problems.
The salary also depends on external factors like location or the company you work for.
For a much larger list of pay factors, read this post by Lewis Stowe!
How to hire a 10x developer
The idea of the 10x software developer comes from a 1968 study by Sackman, Erikson, and Grant. There are a number of definitions explaining what the 10x applies to. While some claim it is speed, others think it’s performance or productivity. While time spent on the project isn’t correlated with the quality of code, some developers are definitely better than others.
In this article, we discuss the 10x developer traits to be on the lookout for. We also explain how to test their skills with work sample tests.
How to become a recruiter in tech: 7 simple steps
The waters of technical recruitment are difficult to navigate. First of all, the scarcity of talent makes the job of tech recruiters more than tricky. Second of all, the relationship between recruiters and developers tends to be a rocky one. What is more, most developers are passive candidates, which makes them hard to recruit.
In this article by Karolina Piwiec, we look at the seven steps it takes to become a tech recruiter, including education, non-academic skills, and others.
HR Case studies
Throughout 2018, we’ve published 4 customer success stories.
StepStone Services & DevSkiller case study [read full story]
Spartez case study & DevSkiller case study [read full story]
Kodilla case study & DevSkiller case study [read full story]Lingonberry Talent Acquisition & DevSkiller case study [read full story]HR Ebooks
[EBOOK UPDATE]: How to hack process of recruiting programmers [with a Case Study]
In June 2018, we’ve revamped our ebook Hack the process of recruiting programmers. We’ve added a secret seven-step formula to attract and hire top technical talent and also updated the industry statistics and tips to represent the current state of the technical hiring industry.
Make sure to get your copy here: Hack the process of recruiting programmers [with a Case Study]
We can’t wait to write for you in 2019!