IT Recruitment Tips

If you work in the IT industry you will understand that recruiting the right people can be difficult. There are two main challenges facing most IT recruiters.

For some roles there are plenty of candidates with the right qualifications, however, for others there is a shortage of people with the skills you need. If you are advertising for roles for which there are plenty of potential candidates the challenge is finding the best people. When recruiting for these roles you can, sometimes, be overwhelmed with applicants and struggle to work your way through them to find the right person.

For roles where there is a skills shortage attracting any candidates at all can be a problem. Fortunately, you can solve both problems simply by using a few of the tips we outline here.

What to Include in Your Advert

When advertising jobs you need to stand out from the crowd. IT candidates are well aware of their value, and they know that they have skills that are in great demand. This means that if you want to recruit the best people you need to offer a reasonable wage.

However, simply offering a high wage is not enough.  Studies show that IT professionals are looking for more than a good salary. They are aware that they work in an industry that is in a constant state of flux. As a result, they understand the need to constantly increase their knowledge and move with the times. Recent studies show over 57% of IT jobseekers primarily look for roles that offer them the chance to learn new skills. The same studies have shown that only 18% put salary at the top of their list of priorities. What this means is that you need to make potential IT recruits aware of the opportunities the role you are advertising offers them.

It is also important to be clear about what the role involves. This will help you to narrow down the field to candidates who are properly qualified for the role, and are actually interested in the type of work on offer. Being open and honest will help you to recruit people who will want to stay with you for the long term. The last thing you need is for someone to leave after a few months and have to recruit again.



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