Hiring Tech Talent: What’s the Right Approach?
The tech landscape continues to change at a rapid pace and a recent report from Indeed*, showed tech-focused companies are still hiring plenty of tech workers. A key takeaway from the report is that “..software developers account for 27% of all tech jobs, followed by broad computer occupations (including web admin and software quality assurance engineer), computer support specialists, information systems managers, information research scientists, and programmers.”
The Dive Insight summary then detailed the demand and the challenge. “Finding employees with the right technical skills is a key challenge in the current talent market, various studies have shown; 41% of employers previously surveyed by Modis and General Assembly said that finding talent with the appropriate tech skill set is somewhat or much more difficult now than in the past.”
Whether you are in HR or a hiring manager for a tech-focused company, you can relate to how difficult it is, even right here in Pittsburgh to find skilled, reliable tech talent. It’s something here at OpenArc we’ve ourselves have experienced, yet we’ve been able to hone in locally, and now we’re staffed with some fantastic technologists.
From hard lessons learned, to growth obstacles, your pain points are surmountable with the right approach and mindset. To start, how on the pulse is your organization with the local IT market and the competition you are up against for IT talent?
Clients we work with share it’s harder to make the right connections with the region’s top tech talent. As an employer in today’s world, you need to position yourself as the employer of choice. The trend we are seeing is that more and more companies need guidance or help from a firm like OpenArc.
Across all verticals, clients are realizing the advantages of using IT staffing services to attract top talent to their company and to ensure they find the right candidate for the position.
The feedback we hear is that our clients appreciate and value that all OpenArc sourced candidates are vetted through a rigorous process that includes behavioral assessments and customized screenings of candidates for work ethic, employment history, technical skill level, and cultural fit.
By doing the heavy-lifting for client’s, they have more time to focus on their brand and culture to attract the talent they need to build their teams. We also provide companies with client feedback and related reputation sentiments to help better them cultivate supportive company culture.
It’s a tight market, and candidates have a myriad of opportunities allowing them to be more selective. You don’t have to go it alone; whether you need help with first interviews, final hiring or anything in between, there is a tailored solution approach for you.
*Online Source: www.hrdiive.com. “Indeed: Even non-tech companies are hiring more tech talent.” Published July 22, 2019. Retrieved 7/30/20