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Three Trends Impacting Tech Hiring Right Now


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Economic factors, changing candidate behaviors and increasing social media usage have converged to reshape the way recruiters connect with tech candidates.

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Three Trends Impacting Tech Hiring Right Now

  1. 1. Right Now A snapshot of the current technology and engineering hiring market reveals recruiters. Economic factors, changing candidate behaviors and increasing social with candidates. “There’s a bit of a perfect storm that has happened as a result of all the trends that have played out in the last few years,” says Jason Warner, a principal at Jason Warner achieve the best results from their hiring processes. Warner advises companies to build an integrated sourcing strategy that Here are three key trends and ideas for addressing them: 1. Immobile talent pool Roughly 25% of American homeowners are underwater with their mortgages dueCompanies could paymore for local candidates cannot because they are unable to sell their homes.compared to whatsomeone to move. homes, then those people are no longer viable candidates,” says Warner. One way to overcome the challenge of an immobile talent pool is to focus your “Companies could pay more for local candidates in terms of salary and sign someone to move,” says Warner. Just three or four years ago, a candidate who was looking for a new job would visit a company’s website, review its employment brand materials, submit a resume online, and then wait to hear back from the company. Those days are Page 2
  2. 2. Today, candidates are avoiding established screening and hiring processes and to hiring managers. Resources and hiring managers.entry points. can build a network of professionals, communicate with that network quickly and manage your employment brand through social media outlets. 3. Greater employment brand transparency it also creates greater transparency when it comes to a company’s employmentaudit of your employmentmaterials to ensure that and related mechanisms that enable anyone to provide a point of view on an employer’s brand.the company. employment branding messages and materials to ensure that the message you’re sending is true and supported throughout the company. Also, make sure Page 3