Hiring skilled, qualified IT professionals has never been more of a challenge. However, if you’re finding qualified candidates but not closing the deal, the problem could rest with your hiring process. Overhauling your whole process likely isn’t realistic, so if you’re losing top tech candidates to competitors, here are three simple ways you can improve your IT hiring process today.
One: Move Faster
Candidates control the market, and a slow process will cost you talent every time. Talented people won’t wait around for a company that drags its feet or goes dark for weeks at a time – they will choose an employer with a streamlined, straightforward and communicative process.
Hiring managers need to understand the importance of developing realistic timelines and sticking to them. If more than one manager must be present for interviews, make that time non-negotiable so you aren’t requiring candidates to come back for unscheduled interviews. When it is time to make a decision, block off time to discuss candidates and get it done. Throughout the process, keep in touch with your top choices so they know you are interested in them and communicate any changes in timeline immediately.
Two: Improve Your Job Descriptions
If you’re not attracting the right candidates, your job descriptions are likely the source of the trouble. Every job posting should include an updated and accurate list of required skills and experience, and the description should match with the current role. If you don’t include enough information, you will attract a host of unqualified candidates, but if you make the description too lengthy and high-level, it could deter people from applying, as well. Sit down with department managers to work on creating concise and accurate job postings to attract the right people.
Three: Promote Your Company Culture
If you are not using social media to promote your company culture and your website does not include information on what it’s like to work with the company, you will lose out on great candidates. Social media can help you build your employer brand and attract passive candidates to your company. Invest in a sound social strategy to connect with tech pros where they spend their spare time online.
Bonus Tip: Partner with an IT Recruiting Expert
Overhauling your hiring process can take months or even years. If you need talented tech pros immediately, you can instantly tap into a more streamlined and effective process by partnering with a tech recruiting expert.
At PEAK Technical Consulting, we have a proven track record of helping employers overcome some of their biggest IT hiring challenges, and we invite you to contact us today to learn more about the ways we can help you find talented, reliable tech talent.