Top recruitment articles you simply MUST read

recruitment articles for tech recruiters

We’re always focused on helping talent acquisition professionals improve their technical hiring process and we try to spread the word as much as we can. In addition to our resources, we publish weekly high-quality technical recruitment articles on our blog. Here’s a roundup of the best ones. 

The best recruitment articles for tech recruiters

Our posts are research-based and packed full of tech recruitment data and industry insights. They help our readers improve their developer hiring results and simply recruit the best software developers they can possibly hire.

What we often see is that our customers and readers are interested in optimizing a given stage of the recruitment process. If you have issues with any of the stages of your tech hiring process, we’re here to give you a helping hand.  

Recruitment articles about sourcing

How to source developers from Stack Overflowrecruitment articles list post about Stack Overflow

Find out how to source developers from Stack Overflow. Learn to identify the best devs with some platform-specific concepts like reputation, tags, and badges.

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How to source software developers from GitHubrecruitment articles list post about GitHubHow to use GitHub to source developers? In this article, we look at the anatomy of a GitHub profile, present the most important terminology in the GitHubglossary, as well as address the issue of GitHub searching.

How to source software developers from LinkedInrecruitment articles list post on linkedinDid you know that some developers avoid keywords frequently used by recruiters? How can you find these people? This article is packed full of insights from Glen Cathey and actionable tips to make your LinkedIn sourcing better than it’s ever been.

Glossary of IT terms for Tech Recruiters

recruitment articles list tech glossaryIT terminology can be hard to master, especially for non-coders. Although you don’t have to code to be a good tech recruiter, it definitely helps to have a basic understanding of IT terms so you can source more effectively and communicate with developers. Tom Winter compiled this Devskiller Tech Glossary to make it as easy as it can be.

Recruitment articles about screening

How to screen the most important DevOps skills

recruitment articles list post about the cycle of DevOps skillsBecause there is no standard package of DevOps skills, DevOps positions are hard to fill. This article explains the role of a DevOps engineer, provides a list of skills you should screen for, and includes a DevOps glossary. It also introduces RootSkiller, which gives you a window onto your candidate’s DevOps skills.

How to screen the skills of a Scala developer to find the best – guide for IT recruitment

recruitment articles list post about ScalaWhat is Scala and how do you recognize a good Scala developer? SoftwareMill co-founder, Scala programmer, and blogger Adam Warski advises tech recruiters on what it takes to hire one. 

How to screen Python developers’ skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitmentrecruitment articles list screening Python skills post

In this Python screening guide, Wojtek Erbetowski tells recruiters how to assess Python skills and explains what types of tests and questions you should be using. A must-read for technical recruiters!

How to screen Android developer skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment

recruitment articles list post about AndroidWhat should tech recruiters know about Android in order to recruit the best Android developers? How do you screen Android skills effectively? Find out in this hiring guide for IT recruiters by Mateusz Grzechocinski.

How to screen JavaScript developer skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitmentrecruitment articles list post about JavaScript

In this article, you’ll find the most important advice for screening JavaScript skills, including the basic glossary of JavaScript terms for IT recruiters, accompanied with an explanation of the relations between respective versions of the JavaScript technology. 

How to screen .NET developer programming skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment

recruitment articles list post about .NET skillsWhat are the most common .NET technology names that are used interchangeably? What are the basic principles of screening .NET skills and what tests verify them effectively? Find all the information you need to know in this article.

How to screen Java developers’ skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment

recruitment articles list post about Java screening“Java is to Javascript like car is to carpet, so don’t confuse these two programming languages”, says Jakub Kubrynski. In this article, you’ll learn the basic rules of screening Java developers, learn to analyze CVs with the Java glossary, and find out if all Java certificates are equal in terms of their business applicability. You’ll also find out what coding tests screen Java skills most efficiently.  

Why a work sample test will identify the software developers you need to hirerecruitment articles list work sample post

According to a Michigan State University study, a work sample test is the best predictor of a developer’s future performance. What makes a good work sample test in the context of software engineering and is a real-life setting really that important? Find out in this article by Kate Kandefer.

Recruitment articles about Interviews

Conducting an interview in tech: the 7 steps you need to take

recruitment articles list post about conducting an interview in techWhat are the seven steps you need to take to conduct better interviews in tech? Do you need to demonstrate your company culture during the interview stage or is it simply an option? How to make interviews relevant in the case of technical candidates? Find out in this post by Karolina Piwiec. 

Online coding interview and how to CodePair remotely

recruitment articles list post about codepairCoding interviews are a way of assessing software development candidates in terms of their skills and culture fit. They allow recruiters to make an educated guess of how well the candidate will do their job if they are hired. This article explains the best way to give an online coding interview and provide a better candidate experience with remote CodePair.

45 behavioral questions to use during the technical interview with developers recruitment articles list post about behavioral interview questions

When it comes to software development, verifying programming skills is a must, but a technical interview and screening have to be accompanied by a soft skill interview for optimal results. In this article, you’ll find a list of 45 behavioral questions you should use to boost your hiring results. This is by far one of our most popular posts, so make sure you check it out and see if there’s something you can add to your list of interview questions!

Recruitment articles about Offer & Hire

5 recruitment metrics that will transform the way you hire
recruitment articles list post about 5 recruitment metrics

We talk about the importance of the Offer Acceptance Rate in this post discussing top 5 recruitment KPIs. How do you calculate and benchmark OAR? Find out in this article!

Checklists & cheat sheets

[CHECKLIST] Candidate experience 101 for recruiting software developers

recruitment articles list post about candidate experienceDid you know that as many people base their career changes on a company’s reputation as brush their teeth twice a day? Reputation plays a huge part in the process of designing a positive candidate experience. We’ve prepared a simple, printable checklist to make this process as easy as possible.

[Cheat Sheet]: The Ultimate Recruitment KPIs to track your hiring success

recruitment articles list Recruitment KPI cheat sheeet DevskillerIt’s essential for talent acquisition specialists to understand the most important recruitment KPIs which we’ve gathered in a cheat sheet which you can download at the end of this article. The cheat sheet includes:

  • Source of Hire
  • Time to Hire
  • Candidates per Hire
  • eNPS
  • Offer Acceptance Rate
  • Cost per Hire
  • Quality of Hire
  • Retention Rate
  • Fill Rate
  • Turnover Rate

Recruitment articles on popular subjects

Avoid unconscious bias in your tech recruitment processrecruitment articles list post about unconscious biasUnconscious bias remains one of the biggest problems of technical hiring today but the good news is that there are a number of things you can do to avoid it. In fact, bias leads to homogenous teams which are typically less productive, so there’s a lot at the stake here. Find out how to make your hiring bias-free. 

10 steps to hire more women in tech

recruitment articles list post about gender diversity

“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone”, says Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO. In this post, we talk about how gender diversity can positively influence your IT teams and how you can welcome more women to your company with a conscious, pre-planned strategy.

How to hire a 10x software developer

recruitment articles list hire 10x developerThere are a number of definitions and theories regarding the mythical 10x developers and their abilities. In this article, Lewis Stowe goes through existing research on the subject and explains how to test the skills of the 10x developer.

14 technical recruitment best practices for 2018

recruitment articles list 14 technical recruitment best practices for 2018

The technical hiring industry is highly dynamic and it can be tough for recruiters to keep up with the changes. Here’s a list of 14 technical recruitment best practices for 2018.

Hungry for more?

I hope you find our recruitment articles valuable and at this point, I’d like to mention our tech recruitment resources. There’s a free Tech Recruitment Certification Course for recruiters, a concise and to-the-point ebook called Hack the process of recruiting programmers (with a case study), and a physical book IT Recruitment Process that Works for the traditional reader. I hope you enjoy these and keep coming back for more!

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