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How to Hire Tech Talent for Your Startup

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How to Hire Tech Talent for Your Startup

An IT department might be one of the most important ones inside any company regardless of the industry. Technology has changed almost every aspect of the market and how businesses work is different from what it used to be in the past. Therefore, most companies allocate their resources to hiring tech talent.

Having a software developer or a data scientist on your team could significantly impact your business. That’s why we’ve created this guide to show you the best ways to attract and retain tech talent.

Become a Tech Worker’s Heaven

One of the best ways to attract tech professionals is by providing them with everything they need to work efficiently. Having the latest tech tools might help them optimize their jobs and work more comfortably.

Therefore, if you’d like to hire tech talent, think about all the tools that would be necessary to successfully run the project. And if you’re not much into tech, you can ask technical professionals you know about what type of tools they’d consider crucial for your particular project.

Test Aspirants With Challenges They’ll Deal With

People can show a lot in their resume; experience, skills, reviews. However, the best way to prove their skills is by taking a test. But you don’t want to give them a random and generic test you found on the Internet; you need to test them with challenges they’ll face at your company.

If this is something you’d like to do, you should do some research and find out what type of activities they’ll develop with your company. This way, you can see how they’ll deal with their limitations and skills in real-time.

Enhance a Good Workplace Culture

Although it may seem irrelevant, your company’s workplace culture is crucial when it comes to attracting tech talent. Most tech workers wouldn’t dare to work at a company that doesn’t stand up for their values, and that’s understandable. That’s why it’s so important to enhance a balanced workplace culture where there are good values.

If you’d like to showcase your company’s workplace values creatively, you could create a “day in the life of” video for the aspirants. This way, they’ll get a brief example of the work environment in your company.

Emphasize Work-Life Balance

According to a recent StackOverflow survey, 45 percent of developers care about flexible schedules, and 31 percent would like to work remotely. This report reveals the importance of work-life balance for tech workers. Therefore, if you’re trying to attract tech talent for your business, you could offer them to work remotely, at least once a week.

The remote working trend has been spreading fast, and it will likely continue in the future. That’s why so many companies have been implementing the remote working method. This way, not only their workers will be happier, but they’ll also work more efficiently.

Offer Good Compensation

There’s a big reason people choose tech careers over others, not only because of passion. Tech professions tend to have good salaries. According to Glassdoor, most tech workers earn more than $100,000. Therefore, they expect to be paid well. If you’re trying to build your tech team, consider offering fair compensation.

However, the salary might not be everything. In the same StackOverflow survey we previously mentioned, developers also prioritized other benefits above wages. These benefits were career development, remote working possibility, and flexible schedules. That’s why it’s essential to offer both; a fair salary and excellent benefits.

A College Degree Might Not Be Everything

Having a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science is great; many companies are willing to hire tech workers because they come from excellent schools or have a college degree. However, many companies are ditching this requirement nowadays.

There are top-notch tech professionals that don’t have a college degree but have excellent skills and experience. Therefore, you should not think about a college degree as the only requirement when it comes to hiring tech professionals.

Conclusion

Hiring tech talent is crucial for any company. That’s why they should find the right strategies to attract tech professionals. You should provide them with the tools they need, offer them good compensation and career development. However, salary isn’t everything, so remember to create a healthy workplace culture and enhance work-life balance.

This content has been shared by :

Artur Meyster, the CTO of Career Karma (YC W19), an online marketplace that matches career switchers with coding bootcamps. He is also the host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, which features people with non-traditional backgrounds who broke into tech.

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