Qualified information technology candidates are the one thing that every company is looking for. Because talent is in demand, competition for top performers is high. If you find that your company is missing out on great employees again and again, it may be time to reevaluate your recruiting strategy. Here are five of the biggest obstacles to landing great IT workers:
You don’t know what you need. If you don’t have expertise in information technology, you may not know what skills a candidate needs to help you achieve your company’s goals. Do you know what coding languages are best to implement the kind of website you want? Do you know what security measures need to be put in place to safeguard your customers? If you don’t, that also means…
You don’t know what to ask for. When you’re writing a job description for an open position, you aren’t just sharing your needs. You’re trying to draw applicants in as well. Talented candidates will act on an opportunity if you offer them a well-defined role with a clear list of duties and preferred skills.
You haven’t planned ahead. Another reason that you may miss out on great IT candidates is because you don’t start early. It’s always a good idea to have a list of names of qualified people who are interested in working for you. When you need someone to hire, you can turn to them first. Even if they aren’t available, they may be able to recommend someone who is.
You’re not offering enough. Are you familiar with the average compensation for different IT positions in your region? You don’t necessarily have to offer more than the average, but you at least have to meet it if you want to snag top candidates. If your budget is a problem, see if you can get creative with a competitive benefits package or perks.
You’re too slow. When dealing with desirable candidates, don’t assume that you’re the only offer they have on the table. The more time you take to schedule a follow-up interview or get back with a compensation package, the more you’re leaving the door open for another company to take them away from you.
Do you still feel like you’re lost when it comes to information technology staffing? Partnering with a professional is another great way to get help. At Contemporary Staffing Solutions, our Technical Services division knows how to find and hire the best IT talent in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley and the Mid-Atlantic area. Contact us today to discuss your needs so we can start searching for you.