5 tips for hiring top tech talent

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5 tips for hiring top tech talent

Hiring can be a long and costly prospect, but any company with ambitions for growth must go through the process at some point. Companies struggle to get enough qualified candidates, and even more so if they are tech talent.

The lack of available talent has turned tech hiring into a candidate-driven market, and companies are now the ones that have to work harder to stand out from the crowd.

At the same time, candidate motivations have changed, attitudes have evolved and needs have shifted, so it's important to know what you can do to attract the right technology talent.

Here are some tips for hiring that desired technology talent.

1. Understand your candidate

As a recruiter, you need to know what skills and experience your ideal candidate needs. Once you've made that clear, the next step is to find out who that candidate is as a person.

Ask yourself if he or she will fit in culturally with the company. Experience is gained over time, and you can always develop an individual's skill set, but things like personality and cultural fit cannot be taught, so bringing a candidate into a company where they won't fit is a waste of time.

2. Look in the right places

As a company you are competing to get noticed in an overcrowded market. Much of the tech talent you're looking for won't be found in a traditional job board. In fact, tech forums, chat rooms, social networks and online platforms are the places where you're most likely to find that tech talent.

3. Make your company look desirable to tech talent.

Recruitment is not just about companies vetting candidates, but about candidates vetting the company.

Technology talent profiles may be increasingly scarce, but the number of jobs in this sector is growing all the time, and companies are facing greater difficulty in convincing the best talent to come and work with them.

Your company culture should be at the heart of your organization, so it's best to make sure candidates are aware of it. Talk about your organization's work environment, career development opportunities and training prospects.

4. Recruit and upgrade skills to fill technology talent gaps.

If you've been looking for an external candidate for a while, but are having difficulty filling vacancies, you may need to look within your company and see if there's someone who can fill the gap with a little bit of fine-tuning.

This might take a little longer to develop the desired skills, but if you have someone you know is a good fit for the company, developing their current skills might be the best answer.

Promoting from within shows your staff that there are opportunities for progression. You may even find it easier to hire people for more junior positions as your current staff progresses.

5. Develop a network

The technology sector is a huge economic entity, but a relatively small community. That's why it's important to immerse yourself in the community and get to know the current tech talent. Be proactive because the better and bigger your network is, the easier it will be to find new tech talent.

In Qaleon, we are develop AlizIAan artificial intelligence solution that helps companies to select and prioritize the most qualified technology candidates for a job position.