Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tips for Hiring Managers: How to Find Top Talent in Tech

If you’re the hiring manager at a technology company, it’s important to find talented individuals who can help your organization succeed. These days, with so many job seekers in the talent pool, it can be a challenge to find the best of the bunch who will also prove to be great long-term employees.

Here are a few tips to help you find the best candidate for your company, streamline the process, and create company solidarity:

Define & Refine Your Focus

Design an employee “avatar”- a template of specific attributes you’ll look for in a new hire. Whether it's certain skillsets, depth of education,  or personality traits, define your scope first before you craft a job post.

Also, be sure to think outside of the box: beyond experience and education, finding a candidate who fits your  company’s culture is as important as finding an adept developer.

Have a Streamlined Process in Place

Interview processes can be as quick or as lengthy as necessary, but no matter your approach, make sure that it’s systematized and streamlined.

Truncate exhaustive interview processes by omitting skill set tests; resumes, references, and work history can help define those parameters for you. Spend more time reviewing the candidate’s own goals, and assess if a candidate will bring something new and valuable to your company.

Make it a Team Effort

Invite in other managers and staff members to the interview. Managers and staff members have different perspectives and in combination, can give a well-rounded evaluation.  

While managers evaluate skillsets, coworkers look for new comrades. Creating a company culture built on solidarity and cooperation is essential for any organization's long-term success.

Be Flexible

At the end of the day, what's most important is finding a candidate that is excited about working for your company.. You’ll want to hire someone who will bring to your organization a positive, productive presence; a focused and ambitious mindset that will help your company succeed beyond measure.

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