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3 Things That Exceptional Talent Acquisition Leaders Have in Common

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Your developer hiring strategy can have a long-lasting impact. With the right combination of tech recruiting tools and tactics, you’ll find talented candidates and improve your company’s reputation in the software development community. But to get the results that it should deliver, that talent management strategy needs to be led by a strong leader.

Of course, every manager on the planet has a unique approach to leadership. Still, there are a few traits that all exceptional talent acquisition leaders have in common. In this post, we’ll walk through some of the soft skills that you need to support your entire organization through your developer hiring.

3 Crucial Questions to Ask About Your Tech Recruitment Goals

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Goal setting is critical to your developer hiring strategy. But as obvious as that statement might be, most talent acquisition leaders would probably agree that establishing goals is never easy.

Considering that over 90% of developers are employed at least part time, you need to ensure that your tech recruiters are productive and working on the right things. Still, you might be wondering how your tech recruiting tactics are making a marked impact on your company through your developer hiring. To help you keep your tech talent management strategy on track, here are a few crucial questions to ask yourself about every tech recruitment goal that you’ve set.

What Are Developers’ Biggest Career Development Goals?

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Time and time again, developers have said that opportunities for professional development are among their most crucial job evaluation criteria. As part of this year’s Global Developer Hiring Landscape, we were curious to learn more about the types of opportunities that they want. To find the answers we were looking for, we asked respondents to tell us their biggest career goals.

So, what do programmers want to be doing in five years? As an employer, how can you adjust your professional development programs to help them achieve those career development goals? In this post, we’ll unpack the answers to both of these questions, which will help you stand out in the competition to hire technical talent.

4 Common Misconceptions About Coding Bootcamp Graduates

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Over the last few years, coding bootcamp graduates have proven to be incredible additions to engineering teams. Still, there are plenty of widely-held beliefs about bootcamp graduates that enter the workforce. But after we looked at the results from the 2018 Global Developer Hiring Landscape, it became obvious that these beliefs are nothing more than misconceptions.

What types of professionals are graduating from coding bootcamps? How long does it take them to find jobs after completing one of these programs? What are the biggest motivators for enrolling in a bootcamp? Let’s take a closer look and debunk some of the most common misconceptions about coding bootcamp graduates.

How to Find and Hire a Data Analyst

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 3, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Last year, IBM predicted that the demand for Data Scientists would increase 28% by 2020. So for many people, it was probably no surprise to find that in this year’s Developer Hiring Landscape report, Data Scientists reported some of the highest salaries across the globe. But Data Analysts weren’t far behind, with median earnings of $59,000 (USD) globally and $90,000 in the US alone. That begs the question: what’s the difference between Data Scientist jobs and Data Analyst jobs?

According to Martin Schedlbauer, Director of Northeastern University’s data science and analytics programs, Data Scientists are tasked with constructing new processes for data modeling and production. On the other hand, Schedlbauer says that the role of Data Analysts is to identify trends, develop charts, and create visual presentations so that business can make more strategic decisions.

Now that we understand the direct impact that Data Analysts can have on a business, it’s easy to see why they’re in such high demand. How can you stand out from the competition to hire the analysts you need? Let’s take a closer look.

What Do Active Tech Candidates Look Like?

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 28, 2018 2:00:00 PM

As part of our Developer Survey over the last few years, we've asked developers questions about their job-seeking status. This year, over 90% of respondents said that they’re employed at least part-time. This makes it clear that employment rate for software developers is much higher than most other professions.

But what about the 16% of developers that said that they’re actively looking for new jobs? What do they look like? More importantly for anyone looking to hire developers, could they be the types of programmers that you’ve been having trouble finding? Let’s take a closer look.

What Developers Want to Know About Job Opportunities in 2018

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you’ve ever written a technical job listing or a recruitment email, you’ve probably wondered if you’ll capture the attention of your ideal candidates. How can you be sure that your job opportunity highlights the things that matter to developers? More importantly, what matters most to the developers that you want to hire?

Over the last few years, developers’ most important job evaluation criteria have essentially remained unchanged. For any company looking to hire software developers, it’s still crucial to pay developers fairly, offer opportunities for professional development, and foster healthy work environments. But in the 2018 Developer Hiring Landscape, some of these criteria leapfrogged in importance over others, especially compared to what we found last year.

So, what do developers want to know about job opportunities in 2018? To help you stand out and hire developers, let’s compare this year’s findings to what we’ve seen in the past.

Why Software Developers Are Attending Hackathons

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

More companies than ever understand that the potential benefits of attending and sponsoring hackathons are endless. Each event is an opportunity for employers from all industries to engage with a large pool of programmers and improve their reputation in the developer community.

But why do developers attend hackathons? After all, they wouldn’t exist if programmers weren’t investing their time this way.

We wanted to know the answer, too. So as part of the 2018 Developer Hiring Landscape, we asked respondents to tell us why hackathon events are appealing to them. Let’s take a look at some of their main reasons for attending them—and more importantly, what they mean for your developer hiring.

Which Industries Are Software Developers Working In?

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

All the world's developers work for tech companies, right? Not exactly.

In this year’s edition of the Global Developer Hiring Landscape, we found that today’s developers work in a diverse range of industries. But what else does this mean for employers like you? How appealing are companies inside and outside the technology industry to developers? Let’s take a closer look at the results

Why You Shouldn't Rule Out Junior Developers for Remote Jobs

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Offering remote working options to developers enables employers to tap into talent pools that they wouldn’t have been able to reach otherwise. But many experts agree that working remotely isn’t necessarily for everyone, and developers that work from home need to have a unique skill set to be productive. As a result, hiring managers often require remote developers to have a certain amount of experience. On paper, that might make a lot of sense. But is that the right approach to hiring for remote software development jobs?

In a recent live webinar that we hosted on hiring and managing remote developers, our panel argued that it doesn’t always make sense to offer work-from-home options only to senior-level programmers. What are some of the benefits of hiring junior developers for remote jobs, and what should you be looking for whenever you allow them to work from home? Read on to find out what our panel had to say.

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