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Zayneb Almiggabber

Zayneb Almiggabber
Zayneb is the Content and Digital Media Intern at Stack Overflow and a Journalism student at Hunter College. When she's not at work or in class, she's making short films, reading political news articles, and drinking a ton of coffee.
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How to Incorporate Gamification in Developer Hiring

The technical hiring landscape is constantly changing, most notably within the last decade. As millennials increasingly join the job market and the demand for company innovation grows, companies are trying to figure out the best way to appeal to prospective candidates (and, in return, figure out the best way to sort out the most qualified). A report published by the Aberdeen Group in 2013 showed that 49% of polled organizations were struggling to find suitable new talent to enhance company growth. As a result, to make the hiring process more effective, some organizations have started to incorporate gamification in hiring.

How to Implement Collaborative Hiring When Interviewing Developers

More and more companies are adopting a collaborative hiring process, and as a result, they’re seeing legitimate improvements in talent acquisition. While not the most conventional hiring process, collaborative hiring is one of the more flexible methods since you can adjust it accordingly to the structure of your company. In return, it provides a two-sided evaluation system where candidates can interact with your team, giving them the most realistic expectations of what it’s like to work at your company.

This process is particularly important for technical roles. The developer hiring process is already very specific, and what better way to attract developers to your company than to have them interact with other developers?

The key here is to create a standard process before you actually start implementing collaborative hiring techniques. As a company, you have a bit of free-range in determining how you want to structure the process. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

The Algorithm Vs. The Recruiter

As a recruiter, you may be worried about someday being replaced by an algorithm. A quick search on Google gives you plenty of articles both debunking this myth or confirming the “recruiter apocalypse.” These algorithmic robots are essentially systems set out to solidify the hiring process through pre-assessments that are said to be accurate and effective in hiring productive employees. Some claim that this recruiting algorithm can even predict employee behavior. So what does this mean for recruiters?

7 Books Every New Tech Recruiter Should Read

It’s not easy to start recruiting developers, especially if you don’t know where to begin. There’s a whole other set of standards that you need to keep in mind when trying to attract developers. Whether you’re new to tech recruiting, or new to recruiting in general, chances are you’re eager to learn how to become an expert. Here are a few books for recruiters we recommend to familiarize yourself with the tech industry and get insight into what developers want from recruiters.

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