Contrary to popular belief, you can’t win over top developer candidates by offering them things like massage chairs and lazy river access from your office. But the chances are that if you’re looking for frivolous perks to offer developers, you’re at least trying to figure out what matters most to them. As part of our 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape, we asked respondents to tell us which employee benefits they look for when they consider new jobs. Some of the usual suspects like vacation days and remote working options were at the top of their list, but let’s take a closer look at some of the less obvious benefits that are important to developers.Read More
When you think of the phrase “formal education,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is a college degree. That might be applicable for professionals in some fields, but developers have taken a variety of paths to learn how to code. While 42% of the respondents to our 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape said that they hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering, 32% of those developers also said that their education was not very important to their current success. It’s obvious that developers have rewritten the definition of a formal education. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly that means for them, and how it should impact the way you evaluate developer resumes.Read More
Whenever you sit down to write a tech job listing from scratch, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Your biggest obstacle is probably figuring out how to address what developers want—and it’s even more challenging if you don’t know what matters to them most.
As part of our 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape, we asked respondents to tell us what they look for in new job opportunities. Not surprisingly, opportunities for professional development and fair compensation were near the top of their list of priorities. But let’s take a closer look a few of the other aspects that they also highlighted.Read More
What if you could spend a day in a developer's shoes? You could learn what their typical day looks like, what makes them respond to a recruiting email, and how their working style is different than other co-workers. While we can't wave a magic wand and make that happen for you, we can provide you with data to help you understand and recruit developers more effectively.
Each year, we survey the programming community on topics ranging from their favorite technologies to what they look for in a new job. This year, over 64,000 respondents from 213 countries and territories participated, making it the world’s largest developer survey.
Here are some of the major findings from this year’s survey.Read More
It probably wouldn’t be a stretch to say that developer hiring is one of your biggest priorities in 2017. The most obvious conclusion from this is to recruit and hire the developers you need, but it also means that staff retention is more important than ever this year. With the competition for tech talent at a fever pitch, the reality is that your current developers are likely receiving their fair share of recruitment emails. Ignoring signs of employee burnout could ultimately derail your entire developer hiring strategy this year. Here are a few things to identify and address before your most talented programmers say enough is enough and move on to greener pastures.Read More
Are you looking to hire a software developer but aren’t entirely sure how to go about finding a great one? The good news is that you don’t need to be a tech whiz to find the right fit, you just need to ask the right questions.Read More
I used to think that the relationships between recruiters and engineering managers were simple. In my mind, the recruiter’s job was to find people who could be right for the job and the hiring manager’s job was to select the best one out of the group. But when I became a recruiter, I realized it’s a much more complicated partnership. Both sides have knowledge and experience to bring to the table—and everyone involved has strong opinions on how the technical hiring process should work. While building and maintaining relationships with hiring managers can be difficult at times, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your efforts yield results.Read More
Developers have made no secret that they want to work for companies whose missions they believe in. In response, many companies have gone out of their way to create recruitment materials that get to the core of what developers look for in new opportunities. The problem is that there’s still a significant disconnect between what employers think developers want and what developers actually want. With the competition to hire developers at a fever pitch, it’s crucial to understand how passive and active tech candidates respond to your recruitment materials. Here are a few things employer branding ideas to help you attract more technical talent.Read More
There are a number of programming technologies that developers in the UK and Ireland work with, several of which are in high demand. Over the past five years some of theses technologies have grown rapidly in popularity, which has increased the need to hire developers with the relevant skillsets. As a technical recruiter, it’s crucial that you understand and differentiate between the most important types of developers, as the success of your hiring strategy depends on it.Read More
Python is a general-purpose programming language that has been widely used by developers since its release in 1991. Kenneth Love, a Python instructor for Treehouse, says that whenever he needs to code something and the language doesn’t matter, he turns to Python. He adds that it has been used by developers to everything from microchips to video games. Because it’s both powerful and flexible, it’s no surprise that companies across all industries are competing to hire talented Python developers. To help you set yourself apart from the competition, here are a few things to know when you need to hire a Python developer.Read More