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How To Attract And Retain Tech Talent

Artur Meyster

Posted on December 4, 2020 12:27

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The competition when hiring tech talent is fierce. Although there is a high demand for tech workers, there’s also a low supply of these professionals, so recruiters have a tough time hiring tech talent. Here are some handy tips to attract and retain tech talent.

The competition when hiring tech talent is fierce. There is an undeniable tech gap that makes it very challenging to find the right match. Although there is a high demand for tech workers, there’s also a low supply of these professionals.

Here are some handy tips to attract and retain tech talent.

Be Aware of Your Reputation as an Employer

It’s important to take care of your reputation as an employer. Most tech workers usually look for a balanced workplace and benefits.

When tech professionals are looking for a new place to work, they usually research their potential employers on websites like Indeed or Glassdoor. These are also review sites where current or previous employees give their opinion about the company. 

If you want to improve your reputation as an employer, encourage your employees to leave a review about your company on workplace review sites. 

Give Employees the Right Tools

Software developers, data scientists, etc. require specific hardware and tools to make their work more efficient. If you want to attract tech talent, it is essential to offer the right tools to ease their work. This is a win-win strategy for you and your employees.

You will need to investigate what the best tools are for that specific professional so you’ll have something that’s appealing to them.

Offer Career Development

The tech industry is constantly changing and evolving, so tech professionals need to become life-long learners. Offering career development is one of the best things you can do to attract tech talent. 

You don’t necessarily need to pay for a bachelor’s degree for your employees. You could pay for a coding bootcamp, which is much cheaper and intensive than a college career. Most bootcamps last up to 12 weeks and have an up-to-date curriculum.

According to a recent report published by LinkedIn, employees that don’t receive career development by their employer are twelve times more likely to leave their current job. 

Try to Learn the Basics of Coding 

If you weren’t born a techie, it might be challenging to find the right match. Non-technical recruiters usually don’t understand tech professionals’ language. Therefore, they can’t communicate properly with them and this makes it hard to know which candidate is the perfect fit for the job position. 

That’s why it’s so important to learn the basics of coding and other technical skills by taking a short-term course. You can find some basic bootcamps through services like Career Karma, and others.

The best way to attract tech talent is by understanding tech professionals and knowing what makes a good job for them. If you offer them career development and provide them with the right tools, you'll not only be able to attract them but you’ll also get to retain them in your company.

Don’t forget to build a bridge between technical and non-tech members of your team. It’s important that everyone understands each others’ roles to reach company goals. 

Artur Meyster

Posted on December 4, 2020 12:27

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