Information Technology Recruitment Challenges and Solutions


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No one IT recruiter can know everything about the work that their diverse candidates must perform when recruiting database developers, software testers, Java developers, and other IT professionals. The challenges of IT recruiting can be met with a range of tools and strategies, including Technical Pre-Screening, Networking, Social Aggregation tools, and Social Media platforms.

In this webinar, you will learn:

Technical pre-screening techniques to enable you to verify candidate skills, abilities, and experience before sending them to client interviews.

Social aggregation tools such as Hiring Solved, Gild, and TalentHook enable recruiters to spot top candidates through their social activity across the web with faster, easier, and often one- touch search features.

Social media platforms to reach out to a large number of candidates, provide valuable and engaging content, and promote your open positions.

Networking strategies to get the attention of great programmers, developers, and engineers who may have numerous employment opportunities and recruiter solicitations.

These are just some complex challenges in IT recruiting covered in this webinar.

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Information Technology Recruitment Challenges and Solutions

  1. 1. The Unique Challenges and Solutions of IT Recruiting An RPOA Leadership Forum Presentation With Andrew Greenberg, The Recruiting Division
  2. 2. About RPOA • Nonprofit 501(3) organization founded in 2005 • Mission to “educate the market about RPO” • RPOA Leadership Forum, Blog, Newsletter, Social Networks • Follow us on @rpoassociation and LinkedIn group
  3. 3. RPOA Leadership Forum • Educational online presentations lead by RPOA Members and Business Leaders • Download presentations and signup for upcoming events
  4. 4. Today’s Speaker Andrew Greenberg - RPOA, Member The Recruiting Division, Managing Partner
  5. 5. Agenda • How do I Find Them? • How do I Screen Them? • How do I Engage Them?
  6. 6. How to Find Them o Job Boards o Social Platforms o Online Communities o Boolean Search o Social Recruiting Tools o Gamification
  7. 7. How to Find Them X o Job Boards Monster, Careerbuilder, Dice
  8. 8. How to Find Them Social Platforms LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+
  9. 9. How to Find Them LinkedIn LinkedIn Recruiter Photo Company Page Join Groups Similar Profiles
  10. 10. How to Find Them Twitter
  11. 11. How to Find Them Facebook
  12. 12. How to Find Them Google+ 500 Million Members! Encourages Connections Circles and Communities Google Hangouts Google Hangouts on Air
  13. 13. How to Find Them Google Hangouts on Air Highlight Job Openings Campus Recruiting Interviews Employer Branding
  14. 14. Online Communities o o o
  15. 15. Resume Spiders o TalentHook ( o Infogist ( o
  16. 16. Social Aggregators o TalentBin ( o Entelo ( o Dice Open Web ( o HiringSolved ( o SwoopTalent ( o Gild (
  17. 17. Gamificiation o Google Code Jam o Facebook Hacker Cup o TopCoder Algorithm Open o International Collegiate Programming Contest
  18. 18. Programming Contests o Hold your own Contest o Resume Search Terms o List of Winners and Participants o Specify in Job Ads
  19. 19. How to Screen Them o Soft Skill Assessment o Technical Skill Vetting o Technical Skill Testing
  20. 20. How to Screen Them o Soft Skill Assessment Behavioral Interviewing
  21. 21. Behavioral Interviewing • Tell me about a situation in which you had to work under pressure, and how you handled it. • Tell me about a time when you became overwhelmed with pressure and decided to ask for assistance. • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake at work. What Happened and What Did You Do About it? • Give an Example of a Goal You Reached and How You Achieved It. • Give an Example of a Goal that was set by a Manager that you did not Reach. • Tell me about a time when your work was so enjoyable it didn’t feel like work • Tell me about a decision you made at work that wasn't popular and how you handled it. • Tell me about a time when you strongly disagreed with a Peer. What did you do about it? • Tell me about a time you motivated employees or co-workers. • Have you ever gone above and beyond your work expectations, and if so, why and how? • What was the most uncomfortable, embarrassing, or difficult thing you’ve had to do at work? • Tell me about a decision you made at work that wasn't popular and how you handled it.
  22. 22. How to Screen Them o Technical Skills Subject Matter Expertise Underlying Principles
  23. 23. How to Screen Them Technical Skill Vetting • • • • • • • • • • • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your overall skill with Perl? On which projects did you use Perl? How long was the duration that you used Perl for on each project? What were your exact responsibilities with Perl? How many Perl projects have you been on full lifecycle from inception through implementation? What was your role on those projects? Were you responsible for architecture or design, or just coding? What unique programming challenges have you solved with Perl? What innovative, creative out-of-the box things have you done using Perl? Have you ever served as a Perl Project Lead? Have you ever mentored other Perl developers? How many others besides yourself were involved with Perl on each project?
  24. 24. How to Screen Them o Technical Skill Testing Recruiter Pre-Screen Questions Prove It Brainbench Codility InterviewStreet
  25. 25. How to Engage Them o Employer Branding o Candidate Care o YouTube
  26. 26. How to Engage Them Employer Branding • • • • • • • Know your employer brand Build your employer brand Promote your employer brand Manage your employer brand Monitor your employer brand Use a clear brand message in recruiting Impress candidates
  27. 27. How to Engage Them Candidate Experience • Never hearing about a decision after an interview • Discovering that the actual position didn't match the ad • Negative experience with a company representative • The infamous black hole
  28. 28. How to Engage Them Candidate Experience Branding and Candidate Experience
  29. 29. How to Engage Them YouTube • Executive Welcome • Employee Testimonials • Office Tours • Customer Testimonials • Department Tours • Product/Service Demos • Employee Interviews • Benefits Overview • Technical Presentations • Video Job Description • Company Events • Photo Montage
  30. 30. Mission Accomplished! • How do I Find Them? • How do I Screen Them? • How do I Engage Them?
  31. 31. Questions
  32. 32. Download the eBook
  33. 33. RPOA Leadership Forum Presentations The Boardroom Recruiting Report with Mike Mayeux, Novotus CEO Disruptive Forces in the Recruitment Marketplace, Panel Discussion with top RPO Leaders
  34. 34. Thank you! • • • • Contact us at Online: Twitter: @rpoassociation LinkedIn: Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association