How to Hire the Top Tier of IT People

Decide developed a set proprietary tools and techniques to identify the top 15% it IT, software and technical people. These are the people you want to hire. The common trait in this top tier of IT candidate – Problem Solving Skills! Watch on!

Company founder David Moise tells a story of how he loves working with problem solvers:

“I have been working for IT Consulting companies my entire career. I have been a Developer, Architect, Practice Manager and helped in many other roles. I was always the ‘go-to’ person for these companies. I got difficult projects done on time, wrote proposals, went on sales calls and interviewed other potential technical hires. I used to do the default method of technical interviewing which focused on technical trivia. Looking back at this, I was able to figure out if people had read the same books and articles that I had read. This gets in competent people most of the time, but not all. It also misidentifies potential stars. After hiring some individuals who originally blew me away with their technical knowledge, I found out they could just not get anything completed on my projects.

What was missing? Their problem solving capability.

I found that people with high problem solving skills are the best people to have on my projects. They were the ones who got things done and became the new ‘go-to’ individuals. I learned to identify it, but it is difficult to talk with every individual. We worked with a company to develop a problem solving assessment. At Decide, Identifying people through our assessment is called Conclusive Hiring.