The Tech Recruiter’s Kit
What every tech recruiter should have to attract and retain the best tech talents for their organization.
1. An understanding of tech skills and technologies
This might seem like a daunting task, but familiarizing yourself with the different IT skill categories and available tools and technologies will get you a long way.
If you want a refresher course, join Coffee Mornings with itprosasia.com. This is our quarterly briefing for HR and recruitment professionals. (Plus it’s always a relief to know that there are people with the same woes!)
2. A mastery of different methods of sourcing
Publishing your job advertisements in the classifieds, posting them on job portals and joining job fairs may be your usual recruitment strategy, but these might not be enough to improve your pool of tech talent. Join online groups and discussions to know what strategies work for other companies.
Passive recruitment is dead and recruiters must learn how to seek out tech professionals. 83% of itprosasia.com’s techie members are employed full time. Even if they’re not looking for opportunities, you should make your company visible through recruitment branding.
Also, itprosasia.com has built an impressive people network with professional associations, community groups, academe and government partners which we connect our clients to.
3. Sufficient market knowledge
Which skills are going to be in-demand in the coming months or years? What are the latest software being offered by major IT Vendors and how many certified professionals are being produced? Knowing the current market situation helps level expectations in terms of recruitment and sourcing.
4. Reputation as great employer
Some say that tech recruiters must have good selling and negotiation skills. If your company is known to be a good employer, chances are, potential employees don’t need much convincing. Take a look at your employee practices for retention, motivation, accountability, promotion and flexibility in work-life balance. These are key areas for becoming an employer of choice.
One of the most important factor for a tech professional is the scope of learning and career growth that a company provides.
Always remember that finding tech talent who can fit within your culture and contribute within your organization is both a challenge and opportunity.