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5 Hiring Strategies To Attract Technology Talent

Our clients often ask us to refine their recruitment strategies to help find the perfect tech hire.

The technology sector is ever-growing and companies are fiercely competing for talent. The market continues to favour the candidate experience and as remote work rises in popularity, there are many new strategies that tech companies can try to locate high-quality talent in 2022.

1- Remote Work Flexibility

While remote work may have been necessary at the beginning of the pandemic, many companies are opting to keep a full-time or hybrid remote work option for their team. For example, a Mercer study conducted in May 2021 found that 70% of employers plan on adopting the hybrid model.

  • Remote work yields many benefits to both the employee and employer:

  • It gives your company access to a broader talent pool.

  • Allows you to save time and money during the hiring process.

  • Enables you to compete with other companies offering similar benefits.

  • Employees will be happier with the flexibility.

2 – Perfecting the Candidate Experience

There is a talent shortage across all industries—especially in tech—making it a tight competition to find and hire quality candidates. In addition, job seekers have the luxury of being picky when it comes to their next career move, making them pay more attention to how organizations show respect and treat their employees. Therefore, it is pivotal to update your hiring practices to ensure you provide the best candidate experience before, during, and after the hiring process.

If you’re looking for ways to perfect your candidate experience, you can:

  • Create a career page that stands out and has an attractive employee value proposition (EVP).

  • Update your job descriptions to highlight rewards, benefits, work expectations, career growth, and organization.

  • Simplify the application process.

  • Communicate throughout the entire hiring process

  • Give feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

3 – Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) have always been critical to company success and team functionality, but in recent years, D&I initiatives have skyrocketed across all industries. By having D&I, your team will have people from all walks of life who bring unique perspectives on achieving tasks, tackling a project, or boosting morale.

  • Significant first steps into becoming more inclusive are:

  • Broadening your idea of what the “successful candidate” looks like

  • Building a diverse hiring team

  • Writing inclusive job descriptions

  • Promote pay equity

  • Encourage ongoing feedback

  • Continually assess company policies

4 – Tapping into Your and Your Team's Network

When it comes to finding top tech talent, leveraging your network or the network of colleagues can make your search much more manageable. You'll have a pool of intelligent and qualified individuals to reach out to about job opportunities between you and your team.

  • Looking for ideas on how to tap into your team's network? Here are a few good strategies to start with:

  • Create a referral program to incentivize employees to reach out to their peers.

  • Ask team members to write a blog post about their workplace experience and share it on social media.

  • Make recruiting collaborative by inviting team members into the interview process or hosting a group meet and greet.

5 – Be Open to Candidates from Other Industries

Many people outside the tech industry would thrive in it! If you find someone who doesn't meet all your requirements but would be a good fit due to being collaborative, empathetic, and willing to learn, it may be worth giving them a shot. Be open to candidates with slightly different backgrounds than the typical tech hire—this can include:

  • Engineers: engineers often have the education, data knowledge, and computer science skills that transfer over to the tech space.

  • Digital Marketers: digital marketers are already familiar with digital technology and data analysis and typically have excellent communication skills, all of which come in handy in the tech industry.

  • Nonprofit: similar to recruiting, nonprofit workers with tech backgrounds have the skills and expertise to thrive in this industry.

  • Recruiters: recruiters with tech backgrounds are familiar with the skills required in the industry and have had to learn more about tech to place candidates successfully.

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We're DigiBods and we build amazing technology and digital teams. If you're looking for Product & Tech talent or need help with your hiring strategy, get in touch with our team today!


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