How to Be More Strategic About Hiring Developers

Recruiting tech professionals is more challenging than ever. New technologies are constantly emerging and customer demands are ever-changing.

At the same time, the unemployment rate in the tech industry is especially low, making competition for developers and other tech professionals fierce. In fact, consider this: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for software developers will grow 3.5 time faster than that of other occupations by 2026.

The good news is that by taking a few small steps, you can improve your efforts in a big way and enhance your competitive edge in the process. To get there, here are a few recruitment strategies to consider when you’re hiring developers:

Use diverse methods and mediums.

While everyone thinks of LinkedIn when it comes to professional recruitment, it’s important to take a more diverse approach when you’re recruiting for IT. There are many other mediums and outlets where you should be broadcasting and trying to attract candidates, depending the type of technical skills and level of experience you’re looking for. These include GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Medium.

Network wisely.

For instance, don’t simply attend local job fairs and on-campus recruitment events. When it comes to hiring a developer, you need to go beyond these traditional networks and create a strong presence at developer meetups, attend or even sponsor coding challenges and hack-a-thons, and also turn to your existing tech team for referrals.

Get expert help.

If you don’t have a lot of time or manpower to devote to IT recruitment efforts, then hand off the job to a professional team, like Provisional Recruiting. We have existing relationships with both active and passive developers and other IT professionals and can match you with candidates who are an excellent fit for your needs. Meanwhile, you can focus on other business priorities.

Put Provisional Recruiting to work for you.

We have the recruitment strategies in place, along with an extensive network of tech talent, so you can hire the developers you need, quickly. Contact us today to learn more!

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