Technology Staffing Tips and Tricks

Technology Staffing Tips and Tricks

Technology Staffing Tips and Tricks

In today’s business environment, having the right tech team in place can speed up the delivery of your projects and save your company tons of time and money. With the rise in remote work, this dependence on tech workers is only going to become even more pronounced. As such, optimized technology staffing is key to your success in 2022 (and beyond).

Here are a few quick tips to make your technology staffing more efficient, effective, and profitable.

Test for desired skills (but try to do it quickly)

If you are hiring individual developers rather than outsourcing an entire team, understanding the specific skills each candidate brings to the table is very important. As an employer, there is nothing worse than hiring tech talent only to find out that they cannot handle the required tasks. In this sense, skill testing is vital to the process.

From the candidate’s point of view, things are a bit different. He or she already knows whether or not they possess the required skills. A long, drawn-out skill-testing assessment will weed out people who are unqualified for the job, but it may also frustrate the best candidates, who tend to view pre-employment skill testing as a necessary evil.

As a compromise, try to make the process as short and streamlined as possible.

Involve your in-house IT team

Technology staffing is difficult enough when you have years of specialized industry experience and expertise. Hiring for complex tech positions without knowledge of the role or an in-depth understanding of the key skills required can be like searching for a needle in a haystack.

If you have an in-house IT team, it makes sense to involve them in the staffing process. In addition to their knowledge of the company’s tech architecture, they will also be the ones working alongside the new hire (or hires). Giving them some input into the staffing of their department could help with team cohesiveness and unity.

Outsource the process to trained pros

For smaller companies that don’t have a dedicated IT team to help with technology staffing, the best option is often to outsource the work to specialized 3rd party staffing agencies like Expect. Our recruitment and staffing specialists have been trained to match skilled tech workers and tech teams with open positions suited to their skillset.

Call 303-946-3436 to discuss your technology staffing options with our team today.

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