Some of you may have already noticed that the battle for the best Tech Talent has already commenced and the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are hogging all the great candidates. So how do you compete and attract tech talent to your organization? It’s simple… give these candidates what they want. Inc.com produced a list of the most absurd ways companies try to attract tech talent which certainly has some very wacky/creative ideas.
For more realistic tips, then here are my top 3 tips on how to attract tech talent:
1. Employee Referrals
If you already have a successful company with a great team then chances are they know people that could fit the bill. It’s unlikely that they would recommend someone that wouldn’t fit in well with the team. If you have 100 employees and they know 150 people that’s 15,000 contacts you didn’t have access to before.
2. Perks and Benefits
Tech talent already earn a lot of money, so what else can you offer? The most sought after benefit is career advancement and development, following that telecommuting and flexible hours also goes down well. These perks aren’t necessarily costly or difficult to implement.
If you were lucky enough to attract some great talent the chances of them staying in a permanent position is pretty slim. Instead offer a fixed term contract for the duration of the project. If you happen to have the best onboarding setup then they might stay even longer.
For a more comprehensive look at attracting Tech Talent check out this infographic created by TalentPuzzle.