Although IT recruiters have the same challenges as recruiters of other types of positions and industries, they also face some challenges that are unique to the IT industry and IT candidates. All recruiters needs to find good sources of candidates, find a large enough pool of qualified candidates, attract passive candidates, and find candidates with…

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Dice reports that tech unemployment was 2.5 percent at the end of 2014 and has been declining steadily since the end of 2013. All tech specialties have enjoyed unemployment lower than the national rate even during the worst of the recession, making recruiting for IT very competitive. Do you understand IT recruiting today? HR and…

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Once a hiring manager or recruiter has screened resumes and applicants and identified quality candidates, it’s time to get to know them better though a behavioral interview process. Whether the candidates come into the interviewer’s location or interview through recorded video or video conference, the quality of the questions asked will determine the quality of…

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Best practices in recruiting result in a competitive advantage in business. Effective technical recruiters find the best candidates before competitors in the least amount of time, attract diverse workers, develop a strong candidate pipeline, stay in contact with top candidates, and save money. Top results like these require top recruiting practices. Social media, advances in…

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The increasingly competitive market for technology talent means that recruiters involved with IT staffing have to continuously source and recruit skilled candidates. Technology workers make up a highly competitive talent pool, and many businesses’ ability to expand operations by taking on new clients or developing new products and services depends on their ability to source…

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A new trend in IT recruiting is using gaming for sourcing, developing, and motivating candidates and employees. Companies including Deloitte, Marriott, Aetna, Google, and the Department of Defense are using gamification to get ahead of their recruiting competition and attract and engage more candidates. As engagement becomes more important because of a tight economy, tough…

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Over the past few years, dramatic changes in recruiting and talent selection have popped up with advances in technology and social media. Not only do employers and recruiters have quicker, cheaper access to more information about more candidates than ever before, but candidates enjoy the same access to information about jobs and employers. This applies…

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It’s tempting. The services that IT recruiting firms provide can be convenient and have helped out many a corporate during a recruiting crunch. But the same sourcing and screening tools that are used by IT recruiting firms are equally accessible to the time-constrained corporate recruiter, and they are becoming indispensable. While existing tools are constantly…

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Advanced Boolean search strings targeting candidates with particular skill sets and locations are the standard no-cost way for IT recruiters to source candidates. This handy candidate sourcing technique fetches resumes and other sources of candidate information, but you have to be skilled in advanced Internet search and you have to do a lot of other…

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If you think conducting background checks means calling a few former employers and cross-referencing a date of birth with an application and a driver’s license, you probably haven’t yet experienced an employee with criminal intent or a negligent hiring lawsuit. In recruiting and technology staffing, hiring the wrong person without the due diligence of proper…

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LinkedIn has been making improvements to one of its premium products, LinkedIn Recruiter, Hand Pressing Like Button 11718554 resized 600 giving subscribers more reasons to use LinkedIn for IT staffing, including a new look for Recruiter homepage. With the goal of wooing IT recruiters and job seekers alike away from paper resumes and job boards…

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