- November 17, 2017
- Posted by: Doug Bryson
- Category: Recruiters, Tech Talent Blog
Nearly every company or business is stressing about the shortage of experienced and highly competent tech talent. Only the big corporations seemingly manage to lure the best IT candidates with big salary packages, promises of shares in the company, and enticing performance incentives. Many smaller companies have lost the tech talent battle even before they have started looking at the pool of candidates that are on offer.
Times like this calls for decisive action and if your company is going to appoint its own top IT employees, then you will have to think outside the box. Look at the available IT candidates in a different light and identify a selection of talented candidates that bring something very different to the table, for instance.
Turn to Candidates Closer to Home
Companies compete against each other for the same, limited pool of IT job candidates, which means that many businesses have to make alternative plans. One way to curb the problem is to look closer to home. Repeatedly, it happens that you miss the tech talent that is available under your own roof.
Yes, the candidates in your own company may not have the type of experience that most top tech talent possesses, but that does not mean that they are lacking ability. You could easily find a gem of an IT specialist that is just waiting for an opportunity. Create your own pool of highly talented IT personnel by making sure that your young tech talent receives proper and continuous training.
On-the-job training is important and you could save lots of money if you exploit one or two of your own employees to be in charge of the training. Habitually look out for candidates in your own company that possess diverse, but promising characteristics and abilities that could be improved through guidance and the correct job experience.
Spot the Special Tech Talents
Not all top candidates have the best-looking resumes, but that is not what many companies believe. Most businesses are therefore in search of candidates with extensive experiences related to the position available, but many candidates have other qualities that make them ideal alternatives.
With the lack of tech talent in today’s market, you surely need alternatives and if you could spot candidates with these qualities, you may easily find a winner:
-Candidates that can adapt and work under almost any circumstances are great to have on your team. They are usually highly dependable.
-Some of the best tech talents are first-class communicators and they can interpret instructions and information effortlessly, and they work extremely well in groups and alone.
-Look out for candidates that enjoy using their own initiative in the work environment.
-Any candidates that show leadership qualities should be valued and encouraged to take on additional responsibilities at work.
Expect to find tech talent that possesses a number of the qualities that you are looking for, but not all of them. Do not discard these candidates, because what some may be lacking now could often be trained.