Published on January 1st, 2023
With the recent layoffs at Twitter, Amazon, and Meta, we are slowly hitting towards recession. A recession for employers means less money in the market and putting recruitment on the back burner.
However, it is the other way around for tech talent. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, it has been projected that the need for software developers will increase by 21% by 2028!
With such booming stats, it is always an opportunity-filled market for the techies. But recruiters and sourcers always find it difficult to source and hire tech talent. Almost 9 in 10 HR professionals (86%) say they find it challenging to find and hire technical talent, with over a third (36%) saying they find it “very” challenging, as reported in a recent Indeed survey.
It is crystal clear that recruiting managers and HR professionals find it extremely mind-chewing to hire tech talent. But, we live in a world where everything is dominated by technology, and every business needs a fully packed powerhouse tech team to keep their business running.
Whether you are a small 10-person organization looking for your next strategic hire or a large multinational hiring 30 developers for offices around the globe, the best practices for sourcing tech talent remain largely unchanged.
You often tend to overlook what is lying right next to you and instead aim for far-fetched things. Full-fledged enterprises or even startups should tap into their professional networks for sourcing tech talent. Try these tenets to build a solid foundation for your hiring pipeline and your professional reputation as well.
Recruiters often hesitate to take up new techniques for tech talent sourcing, not realizing how impactful and time-saving it can be.
It is an uphill battle to source tech talent and hence you need to think of strategies that will make you stand out from the crowd. On average, 5 to 8% of candidates respond to cold emails, but it can go as high as 30% by crafting personalized ones. Here are a few tips for the same.
No one enjoys waiting. Because of this, every day (or even hour) that you can save from the time it takes to complete a recruiting is priceless. Moving forward with speed and efficiency improves the candidate experience.
GitHub is one of the largest code repositories out there. Developers from around the world store their codes and projects they are working on this platform. This makes GitHub the best database of techies for recruiters.
You can use three filters namely, language, location and followers to source the apt candidate for you. On GitHub, the more the number of followers a developer has, the more credible they are.
The biggest online community for programmers, especially coders and developers, is Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow users primarily utilize the site to share their knowledge with the community and ask and answer technical issues. Based on how many answers they have provided to the website, users are given gold, silver, and bronze badges.
You can view a user's reputation, responses, and language specialties by conducting a user search. A premium alternative on Stack Overflow lets recruiters publish job posts, look for prospects, and set up corporate pages to promote their businesses.
A nonprofit group called Women Who Code helps and enables women in technology. By reducing obstacles and giving women chances to study, develop, and thrive in the field, it aims to close the gender gap in technology. Employers can use the platform to add female software developers to their teams, enhancing their diversity and inclusivity.
The largest job marketplace for startups, formerly known as AngelList and now called Wellfound, specializes in tech jobs. The website was established in 2010 to link business entrepreneurs and angel investors. Since then, AngelList has evolved into a startup resource directory that also connects job seekers and employers.
The website gives companies in their early stages the chance to get in touch with potential job seekers and shorten the hiring process. AngelList enables you to only get in touch with applicants who have shown interest in working for your company, greatly accelerating the sourcing process.
With sourcing becoming more challenging than ever, why not shrug this responsibility off your shoulders by trusting professionals?
At HireQuotient, you can delegate all your non-technical sourcing requirements to us and enjoy a seamless experience.
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