After seeing that 62% of developers are open to new opportunities, you might conclude that most of them are eager to find their next job. However, the majority of programmers aren’t actively pursuing new jobs at new companies. You could wait for the right candidates to submit applications on their own, but you’ll likely come up empty-handed. Here are a few stats about the developer job search that should grab your attention—and make the importance of engaging with passive candidates even clearer.Read More
If you were to ask the people around your office to describe what sourcers are responsible for, you’d probably find that many people view them as junior-level employees who handle administrative tasks and hope to become full-time recruiters someday. However, they play a crucial role in finding and engaging with the developers your company wants to hire. Even though tech sourcers and recruiters do have different responsibilities, let’s take a closer look at how they can (and should) work together to hire developers.Read More
With 87% of the world’s developers currently employed, internship programs are a great way to tap into a talented pool of programmers before they ever hit the open market. However, companies that want to hire the brightest student developers still need to know what they look for in job opportunities and what they want out of their careers. We dug a little deeper into the results of the 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape to see what today’s software development students care about. Here are a few stats to keep in mind whenever you’re engaging with a student programmer.Read More
With 87% of developers saying they are currently employed, it’s impossible to know exactly when any given programmer will decide to pursue a new opportunity. But when they do, you need to know how today’s developers find new jobs. As part of the 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape, we asked respondents for insight into today’s “typical” developer job search. Let’s take a closer look at what we learned.Read More
It's no secret that developers appreciate when recruiters are familiar with the current state of the software ecosystem. While they don't expect you to be a developer yourself, they do want you to at least know enough to have an intelligent conversation about an open role.
To help recruiters understand developer candidates and move you closer to filling their open roles, the Stack Overflow Data team released the Trends tool. This app provides a quick glimpse of which programming languages and technologies are growing and shrinking.
Let's take a dive into the type of information that recruiters can easily see by using the tool. Today we'll look into trends related to Mobile Developers.Read More
We often hear questions from employers about when the best (and worst) times to hire developers are throughout the year. Are certain months better for getting the attention of interested developers? Is it a bad idea to post a new job right before the holidays? Are developers less interested in considering a career change during the summer months? With summer right around the corner, let's dig into the data we have on developer job-hunting habits through the year on Stack Overflow.Read More
London Tech Week, the celebration that tech enthusiasts eagerly await each year, is just around the corner. There will undoubtedly be a lot of conversation around the demand for technical talent and the impact it has on businesses across the globe. This has us thinking about some of the key findings we've seen from our developer survey this year.
Based off these findings we'd like to share three of the biggest barriers we've seen when it comes to hiring technical talent. We believe these insights will help you better understand the developer hiring process and prepare you to effectively engage with developers throughout London Tech Week.Read More
Developer hiring is a process that often requires employers to take a different approach than they’ve used in the past. Companies need to acknowledge that recruiting developers is different than it is for non-technical roles, and creating an efficient hiring process requires you to understand what motivates programmers to consider new job opportunities. To help guide your technical recruitment strategy this year, here are a few developer job search stats you should know.Read More
While salary is usually not the only deciding factor for many candidates, it is one of the most important job evaluation criteria for programmers. Companies are always competing for the top developers, and because they know that the competition for their services is fierce, they want to be paid accordingly. This might make you think that giving developers whatever they want is the key to winning at developer hiring, but the 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape highlighted showed us that developer compensation is a much more complicated challenge to tackle. Let’s take a closer look at what salaries for programmers in look like today.Read More
Unless you’ve been in the tech recruiting space for decades (which, if so, congrats!), you’re probably not too familiar with the changes that have happened in the space. The tactics that once worked to fill our open technical roles just don't work anymore.
Here are a few ways that technical recruiting has changed over the years (and what this means for you as a modern-day recruiter).Read More