Have you ever gone through the interview and hiring process only to realize your new hire isn’t a fit? The IT talent pool is tight and finding qualified candidates is challenging but sourcing candidates is just the beginning of the process. How can you be sure that you are hiring the right person for the role? With considerations from cultural fit to technical skills, there are a lot of ways you can vet talent. The following are insights and recommendations from our IT Talent Acquisition team.
It’s an understatement to say that information technology (IT) talent is in extremely high demand and as a result, the price for tech talent is escalating. In addition, there just aren’t enough people with the right skills. According to Appendix I of the 2016 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, “despite growth in postsecondary program completions in related disciplines, the number of emerging graduates still has not been adequate in meeting employer demand.” In addition, Colorado’s overall unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, currently sitting at 2.3% (as of June 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). This translates to challenges for employers who need to source top technical talent (learn more about building Colorado’s tech talent pipeline here).
Resume tips, interview advice and more from our Senior Technical Recruiter, Roxane Brock. Roxane was Istonish’s first official employee in 1991. She has been recruiting in the technology space for 25+ years and currently leads our IT Staffing Services.