A business is only exceptional as the people in it, and hiring exceptional people calls for a strong recruitment process. Hiring the best IT talent is as difficult as it has ever been, but with the following tips and guidelines, you will be able to optimize the entire procedure, thus saving time and effort.
- Focus on what they candidate wants – A lot of employees, especially millennials are looking for purpose in their work and opportunities to make a real impact. They want to be assured they will be acting more than just a machine cog. To hire the top IT talent, you need to attract the potential candidates with what they are looking for in a job. This is where you will need to be flexible. For instance, if a candidate is interested in learning, then offering them paid internships prior to starting the job is a good idea. Similarly, if a candidate’s main motive is finance and you feel like their talent is worth recruiting, then you will have to offer them a lucrative financial package.
- Give The Candidate A Positive Experience – Researchers agree that the best method for recruiting and retaining top IT talent is through creating a company culture where the employees want to work, a positive environment in which people are treated with consideration and respect at all times. Studies also show that one of the worst employment tactics a small-business owner can make is disengaging from the recruiting process. You should be involved just as much, as it makes the candidate feel like you care.
- Be Prepared For Interviews – Interviews are a key part of any recruitment process since they help the interviewer in identifying the person better, so as to pick the best candidate. Don’t shy away from interviewing as many candidates as possible because you never know when you find the perfect one.
- Get referrals from the good candidates – The purpose of doing this step is to keep you out of trouble with the candidates you are seeking and selecting and the workers you presently employ. You really need to check references thoroughly and also carry out background checks. In fact, you may be liable if you failed to get referrals or perform a background check on a person who then got into a messy situation at the workplace. To improve your hiring procedure, you need to take recommendations from good candidates in your office, friends or your peer.
Decide Consulting is a software and IT Staffing firm based in Houston, TX. Founded by veteran software consultants, Decide has developed proprietary methods for finding problem-solving IT personnel. Our Software products focus on the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Healthcare markets.