Finding Tech candidates is very challenging and will not get any easier in 2016. According to Robert Half survey 22% of CIO’s intend to expand their teams in the first six months of 2016. Additionally, 63% said that they currently were hiring for open positions. Only 2% said that they had plans to reduce their staff. What’s the best way to find the tech candidate in the New Year? We asked one of our favorite Tech Recruiters and our CEO Mike O’Brien.
“The days of applying for jobs via the big job boards are over. Candidates don’t want to create profile and enter all of their personal information. Everyone uses Google now and the Postings.com team makes sure my job ads are easily seen by candidates. They either appear on the first page of a Google search or in a highlighted ad. Proactive recruiting IS the future of recruiting for Tech Jobs,” said Jason Matuska, a Senior Technology Recruiter with TalentLinc.
Mike O’Brien, Postings.com’s CEO, commented, “It continues to be about relationships and sourcing. Great recruiters are able to build long term relationships and source new candidates through networking and communication tools because they provide real value. They are of service and when they call a potential candidate the phone call is happily received. They positively affect the trajectory of a tech career. ”
A tighter job market means your candidates will have many choices if they are actively applying to jobs. Putting together a passive candidate strategy is another way to stay ahead. “You need to work on building talent pools of candidates before you need them,” said Nick Jimenez, COO of Postings.com, “and continue to be seen as an asset to the candidates career.”
Whatever your strategy, you must have one to execute. Postings.com has tools to help you execute a strategy that will help you source hard to find candidates through email and job distribution.