November 8, 2018
IT, Employers

Every department in your firm is important otherwise you wouldn’t have them working for you but some roles have a huge influence over every other department. It would be fair to say that the right IT candidate has an enormous impact on how your company performs so if you are recruiting an IT employee, you need to take steps to find the ideal candidate.

Expand your horizon when it comes to posting your jobs

When it comes to technology jobs, it can be difficult to know where you should post your job advertisement. The traditional locations where you would post jobs are no longer as valid or relevant, particularly for the technologically advanced roles.

In order to reach a wider yet more relevant audience, you need to be active on social media, especially LinkedIn, and tech-specific forums and websites.

Expanding your horizons when it comes to posting your job doesn’t only improve your chances of connecting directly with a prospective candidate, you should have a greater chance of connecting via friends, colleagues or associates who find the job and then inform someone they know about the post.

Take the pre-screening process seriously

While you want to find the ideal candidate for the role, you also don’t want to spend a considerable amount of time dealing with people who are not suitable for the job. Having a pre-screening process helps you to save time and money before the interview process.

A phone interview is often a great way to vet candidates at an early stage but in the present day, this is where automation is leaving its mark on the recruitment market. Setting up a messenger bot to vet prospective tenants helps you to filter out unsuitable candidates while ensuring reliable candidates progress to the next stage.

You must assess skills

When it comes to finding the best candidate for the job, you need to make sure that they have the skills and expertise to do the work you require. An interview can help you determine a person’s personality and whether they will be a good fit for your company, but an interview may not provide you with insight into a candidate’s aptitude.

Therefore, add an assessment aspect to the interview process and you will be able to make a more informed decision as to whether a candidate is likely to be a suitable fit for your firm.

Don’t ask generic questions

Some questions in the interview process have become a cliché. It may sound traditional to ask someone where they see themselves in five years’ time but ultimately, this won’t provide you with much insight as to whether the candidate is suitable for you or is going to help you achieve success as a business.

These tips should help you find the most suitable candidate for your company but if you need further assistance, Technical Resources is on hand to help. We know the importance of finding the right IT employee and with our help, you can drive your business forward.