3 Tips for Hiring the Right IT Employee the First Time

Hiring can be a long, expensive process. From posting a job to hiring for the position, the process can take nearly a month, with cost to hire reaching an average of over $4,000 per position. Longer hiring times mean reduced team productivity, while higher costs reduce your bottom line. That’s why it’s never been more important to hire the right person the first time. Here’s how to hire faster and smarter to fill your positions with the right people from the start.

  1. Write the Right Description

One of the best ways to find the right talent is to create an effective job ad. Past HR logic dictated that writing a more general description would attract more applicants and lead to candidates to choose from. The shifting attitudes among job seekers have led to more businesses crafting highly specific job descriptions – this is especially true for specialized IT jobs.  While you still want to be concise, make sure you offer all the information that’s crucial for applicants to have. Working with department managers and supervisors on job descriptions, as well as consulting with people who have held the position previously, can be an effective way to write better, more engaging job descriptions.

  1. Hire for Culture

While having the right skills and experiences is crucial in finding the best IT talent for your team, it’s also important to remember that hiring the right employee is about more than just education and abilities. Applicants should also be able to communicate, collaborate, and work well with others. Look for activities on their resume that indicate they work well in groups, and ask questions during the interview that help you gauge their adaptability and their cultural fit.

  1. Simplify the Process

Having a place to upload their resume but also requiring them to manually enter past employment history is a hassle that most job seekers want to avoid. Lengthy surveys and questionnaires might be helpful for businesses collecting information but frustrating for candidates. Simplify and streamline your hiring process as much as you can without losing valuable and meaningful evaluation steps.

We know the importance of finding the right fit for your team. We can help you staff your IT positions with skilled employees and expert talent. Contact us to start your search today.


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