Tips for CEOs on Technology Talent Acquisition

In todays digital economy success of any company hinges on how good its technology. To manage technology successfully companies need good teams with talented people. Theses agile teams need to deliver necessary technology the organization needs to run its business and serves its customers.

Talent Acquisition in any organization starts with the CEO hiring the right technology leader who can bring and retain great technology talent in the organization. In an high-technology talent market there are always challenges in building a great team. Applying appropriate strategies at the right time can not only overcome theses challenges but can give any organization competitive advantage. Following are the top challenges and approaches to build an outstanding technology teams.

Top challenges include:

  1. Finding qualified candidates
  2. Standing out from other companies to attract talent
  3. Aligning with hiring managers’ demands/job requirements
  4. Recruiting within tight time frames

Following are the top approaches to address these challenges:

  1. Built a robust process to make sure you hire qualified talent
  2. Consider non-traditionally educated developers
  3. Broaden your search for candidates – Referrals, internal hiring, and LinkedIn
  4. Establish an internal program for hiring and training fresh college graduates
  5. Pursue passive candidates – There are lots of perks that can be thrown into a job offer to make it appealing to an individual
  6. Attract candidates with good marketing – A positive company brand attracts job seekers
  7. Build/improve/maintain a positive company brand – Company culture and employer branding is key to winning the battle for the top candidates
  8. Leverage social media to demonstrate transparency and highlight company culture
  9. Host meetups, workshops, coding contests and hackathons, and invite outside participants.

Published by Rizwan khan

Rizwan Khan – CTO | Tech Advisor | Team Builder | Process-Driven Tech Leader I Business Innovation Enthusiast

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