The following is an excerpt from my book “Join Our Company : How to hire and onboard Technologists”. This section is all about how to work with recruiters when hiring.
The following is an excerpt from my book “Join Our Company : How to hire and onboard Technologists”. This section is all about how to create great job adverts and why they need to be better than everyone else’s.
Recruitment is an easy part of the business to stifle and restrict using basic cost measures alone, but the side effect of trying to cheapen recruitment could be costing you way more in the long run.
Hiring the right person requires knowing your problems and opportunities. The best way to get the right hire for your team is to understand what problems that new hire will solve, or what opportunities they will open up.
You always have a choice. Leave it to fall apart. Leave people to follow the path of least resistance. Don’t try to improve anything. You could do this, but don’t be surprised when people aren’t complimentary about your hiring and joining process. Don’t be surprised if they leave your company after just a few weeks or months, or they don’t accept the job, or on Day 1 they wonder why they joined.
The tech world moves fast. New technology. New consumer markets. New coding languages. New delivery methodologies. And for some companies, new ways of hiring and on boarding technology professionals. Sadly though, there are still many companies struggling to find, attract, hire and onboard new hires with grace, dignity and efficiency. So I wrote a book … Read moreHow to hire and onboard Technologists – the book
When hiring it’s rare to be able to offer so much money that salary is not an issue. Few companies can do this.
If you’re not working in one of these companies, then the reality is most of your competition can offer the same money, if not a tempting shade more.
Recruiting for talent is time consuming. Trust me. I used to spend a huge portion of my day recruiting but it was well worth it.
Good people are really hard to find and increasingly hard to tempt to your workplace. They are in demand and hence often take extra leg work to get them for an interview – let alone get them on board.
What problem is hiring solving for you? When hiring it’s important to know what problem you are trying to solve.
By defining the problem that you have, you’ll be able to ensure you solve the problem in the right way. Whether by recruiting the right person or actually coming to the realization that recruitment won’t help.
A general heuristic you could apply when hiring good people (because why would you hire people who aren’t good for your team?) is to assume that the effort on a CV is directly related to how interested the candidate is in working for you.