Moneyball for Technical Recruiters

Recruiting Blogs

Why am I even bringing this up in an article for technical recruiters? Well, surprisingly it turns out that Moneyball has a lot of important lessons to teach us about sourcing and recruiting engineering talent! Old-school technical recruiters are stuck in these patterns.

How Greenhouse Does Technical Recruiting

Stack Overflow

We all know that technical recruiting can be a real challenge. This topic is always on our minds—in fact, Greenhouse partnered with Stack Overflow last year to discuss technical recruiting tips & tricks in a webinar. Tech Recruiting Tips

Beyond The Heap – Finding the Treasure in Technical Recruiting

Recruiting Daily

Hiring managers expect recruiters to shortlist prospective hires with qualifications exactly matching job requirements. Upcoming Webinars Webinars eteki Hiring Manager levyrecruits oscar the grouch rdaily Recruiting ryan leary steve levy technical recruitingConstant growth in IT hiring presents many challenges to employers. The most sought after IT pros pick and choose between multiple offers.

3 Less Common Technical Recruitment Metrics You Should be Tracking

Stack Overflow

As a recruiting leader, there are all sorts of things that you could track to measure your tech hiring strategy. In fact, we’ve covered some of the most common recruitment metrics that tech recruiters tend to track. Before you jump to any conclusion, here are a four less talked-about (and more nuanced) technical recruitment stats that give you a much better idea of how well your hiring strategy is working. Tech Recruiting Tips

3 Ways to Achieve Pure Technical Recruiting

Recruiting Blogs

I’ve heard several technical recruiting nightmare stories. The sad part is, most of them have been driven away from the field when they could have been all-stars, all because they never had a chance to do pure technical recruiting.

4 More Data-Driven Ways to Improve Your Technical Recruiting

Stack Overflow

For a long time, tech recruiters measured their success solely by the number of developers they hired. But technical recruiting has become incredibly sophisticated. Today, recruiters have more insights to understand their target developer audiences, measure engagement at each stage of the hiring process, and retain top talent. Creating a data-driven recruitment strategy might sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Tech Recruiting Tip

Smart technical recruitment reaches out to content marketing


Technical recruitment is tough. There are many ways to be successful in technical recruitment. There are countless methods of using content marketing in tech recruiting. You communicate it on your web page or during the recruitment process.

4 Technical Recruitment Trends to Watch in 2018

Stack Overflow

There are endless “hot” tech recruitment trends, but which ones should you keep a close eye on after the holidays conclude? Here are a few technical recruitment trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Tech Recruiting TipsThe end of any year is an excellent opportunity to look ahead and re-evaluate your tech hiring goals. At the same time, you probably have a few questions.

3 Ways to Find Talent in Technical Recruiting

Spark Hire

Sourcing technical talent is growing more and more competitive as companies are fighting for the best candidates. For technical recruiters, this means that our challenge to find and place top talent in this field is huge.

Successful Technical Recruitment Is A Long Game

The Searchologist

Did you see the recent article in Recruitment Grapevine where Rethink Group talked about their evolution into a Recruitment 2.0 Proper partnering from recruitment through to retention. If only the cowboy technical recruitment agencies would take a leaf out of Rethink’s book and cease this. The post Successful Technical Recruitment Is A Long Game appeared first on The Searchologist.

Searching for Technical Recruiters and Sourcers

Recruiting Blogs

Currently searching for Technical Recruiters in Seatle, WA. Please feel free to connect for details! Happy Friday! United States

4 Things You Can Do to Become a Technical Recruiter

Stack Overflow

Tech recruiting is a unique challenge. Thankfully, there are some powerful, yet straightforward steps you can take to become a technical recruiter. Tech Recruiting TipsIt’s a fast-paced role in a world where the talent pool is mostly passive. It requires a laser-sharp focus to keep your hiring process on track. And it requires you to find creative ways to hit your hiring goals without treating people like commodities. Does this sound tough? That’s because it is!

3 Commonly Misunderstood Technical Recruiting Metrics

Stack Overflow

While companies previously relied on the sound instincts of their recruiters to build strong tech teams, new insights and advanced analytics are enabling talent acquisition teams to do so more efficiently. However, the increased availability of technical recruiting metrics can create confusion amongst hiring teams that are unsure of how to use the data. While some insights are straightforward, here are a few data points that are often misunderstood by tech recruiters.

How to Hire Your Startup Company's First Technical Recruiter

Stack Overflow

Startup companies looking to scale quickly often identify technical hiring as one of their biggest challenges. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that many organizations find it just as difficult to hire the right recruiters to lead technical hiring.

Why the Technical Recruiting Industry is Broken

Recruiting Blogs

Let's first start off by saying that most companies now pre-recession all employ a team of recruiters and some have dedicated sourcers. Our biggest customer has 10 technical recruiters, notice I said technical recruiters, so this means they have dedicated resources/recruiters for all the other positions in the company. Along with 10 technical recruiters they also employ 5 sourcers. Folks, the recruiting industry is broken into 50M pieces.

3 ways to use coding tests in technical recruiting [our guest post on]


Measuring coding skills is an essential step in technical recruiting. Coding tests are fast becoming an essential part of the IT recruitment process. Check out our article 3 Ways to Use Coding Tests in Developer Recruitment published on

The Best Tech Literacy Tools for Non-Technical Recruiters


It’s a recruiting fact of life: hiring for technical roles is a slog. A recruiter who doesn’t know the difference between Ruby and Python is gonna get played. So, what is a non-technical recruiter recruiting for technical roles supposed to do?

Candidate screening process in IT recruitment – 11 tools for technical recruiters


After sourcing, candidate screening process in IT recruitment is the second most time-consuming stage. There are several different assessment and screening tools which help you get through your IT recruitment process smoother and these tools will save your time and money.

Building a product in the technical recruiting space? Read this first.

Aline Lerner

Lately, a good number of people have asked me for feedback on their tech recruiting startup ideas, and I’ve noticed that I tend to ask the same questions and give the same advice over and over. Resumes are pretty low-signal , and technical interviews are fraught with their own set of challenges. Regardless of the space you’re in, you should be building something your users want, but I can make the pitfalls really concrete in the tech recruiting space. Recruiting

Where is a Technical Recruiter to turn to?

Recruiting Blogs

The candidates you could source from CareerBuilder and Monster you would still have to pay the excessive fees and long contracts to source for candidates that wouldn't do your client any good or your recruiting business any good either? Oh yea, and our recruiting budget has been cut so we can't pay you the normal fees we used to so we could work on this for you at 15-20% or a flat fee (wtf?).

8 Ways to Attract Tech Talent to Your Non-Tech Company

Glassdoor for Employers

Talent Acquisition Employer Branding Hiring Recruiting Technical Recruiting Technical TalentAs we enter the full swing of the digital age, some companies are still struggling to fully realize how technology can grow.

10 Questions You Need to Ask a Hiring Manager When Recruiting for a Tech Role

Social Talent

If you’re a recruiter, you’ll know just how challenging it can be to extract concrete information from a hiring manager. This is particularly true if you’re a tech recruiter. Want even more insider knowledge on recruiting for tech positions?

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37 best articles from 2015 on recruiting programmers and tech talents


As recruiting programmers is getting more and more challenging, IT recruiters want to stay up to date with all the valuable information that can help them in hiring best tech talents. Tips for IT recruiters. 7 tips for recruiting tech talent. Social tech recruiting.

Here's What Engineers Hate About Your Recruiting Emails


The typical engineer receives an onslaught of recruitment messages every week. To find out how to improve the plight of technical recruiters everywhere, we asked Lever engineers to talk about where exactly it all goes wrong, and what recruiters can do differently.

31 must follow blogs for tech recruiters in 2016


Recruiting tech talents is a tough job. To recruit in IT field you need to adapt to new methods of recruiting and constantly try them out, to see what combination works and brings you the most and best candidates. Social recruiting. Recruiting tips, methods and techniques.

How to Recruit Me: Software Engineer

Glassdoor for Employers

Talent Acquisition Recruiter Recruiting Software Engineer Technical RecruitingYo­­­­u’ve probably seen me around the office. I’m one of the talented, hardworking software engineers at our company. I’m feeling pretty.

50 recruitment stats HR pros must know in 2017


However, learning takes time and it’s no secret that recruiters are busy people. In the last few years, tech recruitment landscape has been changing rapidly and keeping up is not easy. 50 recruitment statistics HR pros must know in 2017.

Want to Hire the Best Tech Talent? Recruitment Marketing is the Answer

Phenom People

Phenom Blog Talent Relationship Marketing Recruitment Marketing technical recruitingDriving top tech talent to your company can be a difficult task.

How to Find Tech Talent on GitHub, Hacker News & Stack Overflow


The internet has created a million talent pools of every variety, but when you’re looking for technical hires a few places in particular stand above the rest: GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Hacker News. Technical recruiting candidate engagement hiring tips

Still Baffled By Hashtags? Master Them Here

The Searchologist

So using #recruitment would help. Human Resources / Recruitment Tuesday Tools Employer Brand Instagram Recruitment Social Media Social Recruiting Social Recruitment Technical Recruiting twitter

50 most game-changing influencers in recruitment [also for IT recruiters]


That’s why we gathered a list of specialists in recruiting that you should listen to, who are worth your time. They are the people that change the ways of recruiting, finding new paths, streamlining recruitment process and squeezing out the most of recruiting funnels.

Upcoming Webinar – Low Hanging Fruit For Running Better Tech Interviews

Spark Hire

Tech recruiting is a challenging mission. Unlike recruiting for other roles, it can be difficult to determine the skill level of the candidate you are speaking to. This webinar will give you some strategies that you can start using immediately to improve your tech recruiting process.

“Get People To Think Outside The Box”: Mozilla, Instacart VP of TA Mathew Caldwell


Listen in to hear about: How Mathew increased the larger addressable talent market for his recruiters by removing educational requirements for candidates. Why finding Engineers who know how to collaborate is a crucial part of successful technical hiring.

How to Fix Technical Interviewing


Imagine you had to fluently speak and understand numerous different jargons, lexicons, and technical subjects, while also needing to accurately assess other people’s mastery of those skillsets. It’s just technical interviewing! Let’s be clear: this is not the fault of recruiters.

How to screen.NET developer programming skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment


You are about to start recruitment campaign to hire.NET developer. Once you receive applications and resumes you have to decide who is good enough to get to on-site technical interview. What is important for IT Recruiter to know about.NET ? There are certain tips which can be valuable for IT recruiters when it comes to.NET: Just like in Java’s world, knowledge about language (in most cases it will be C#) is simply not enough.

Last Week in Talent: May 22, 2017


I hate to break it to you, but you’re recruiting the wrong kind of talent , empathy can help you make better hires and Malcolm Gladwell thinks you should look for tortoises not hares. You’re Recruiting the Wrong Kind of Talent, Here’s Why ( Fast Company ). Good morning and Happy Monday.

Last Week in Talent - Monday, May 8


And with companies like Snapchat , YouTube , Truecar and many others now in the neighborhood, Silicon Beach recruiting in Los Angeles has become a beast unto itself. Recruiting Technical recruiting talent sourcing

How to screen Java developers’ skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment


That’s why I wrote this article, to gather all the information you need if you are an IT recruiter searching for programmers with Java skills. What is important for IT Recruiter to know about Java? So unless you recruit for an entry, junior position you can skip assessing Java skills based solely on university education and degree. Below you find some useful and practical recruiting tips how to verify Java skills using each method. .

The High Value of Personalized Outreach with Entelo Engineer James Hwang


Entelo Lead Software Engineer James Hwang popped by Hiring On All Cylinders to chat with the team about the other side of the recruitment coin. In this episode, James shares his best, worst, and most memorable interactions being recruited by talent teams.

How To Avoid Direct Sourcing Disasters!

The Searchologist

Social media has made direct sourcing an In-house Recruiter’s dream… and a nightmare. Human Resources / Recruitment Social Recruiting Social Recruitment Technical RecruitmentWhen direct sourcing goes wrong, it really goes wrong. Because as much as you can approach passive candidates and promote your employer brand, your hiring manager can destroy your efforts with the experience he/she gives your candidates.