Strategies Technology Staffing Companies Use To Secure Talent
Understanding proper needs and adapting to changing trends, here are the strategies technology staffing companies use to hire talent.
Technology staffing companies like Expect are under greater pressure to deliver high-quality employees when the economy’s available talent pool grows smaller each week.
Lots of the things we do involve the obvious – sourcing candidates, screening resumes, assessing competency, and evaluating skills, but there are additional strategies that small technology staffing companies can implement to make their search easier.
Offer Outside the Box Benefits
One great way to stand out from the pack is to zig when others zag – this means highlighting the interesting aspects of the position, as well as featured benefits.
If everyone in the industry is offering little day-to-day flexibility, but great vacation time, consider offering fewer vacation days with more flexibility. For example, many companies now offer unlimited PTO.
Understand the Candidates Needs
On that note – technology staffing companies understand that behind every tech worker there is a person with specific wants and needs that go beyond a typical day. It’s the candidate’s job to sell you their technical skills, but it is your job to sell them to your company.
Study Industry Trends
Technology staffing companies are constantly staying on top of the latest trends in the tech industry – how else would we be able to match employees with the right employers? It’s important to stay up to date with general HR issues, as well as things like average compensation, benefits packages, vacation time, and so on.
One other tactic is to keep an eye out for companies laying off technical employees. We usually see business reports that announce layoffs, especially when companies merge and move headquarters.
Conquer Online Marketing
Across the board, tech workers understand the internet, making the world wide web the perfect place to reach out and recruit them. Rather than wasting effort on newspaper ads or radio spots, technology staffing companies tend to focus on digital marketing.
This can involve advertising positions or services through social media platforms and google search, maintaining profiles on LinkedIn and other job boards, or even operating a website or blog. Every company handles its online marketing differently, but whatever you do, attracting top tech talent requires a web presence.
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