How do you measure a candidate’s ability to innovate? Can you quantify creative thinking? Can they work in a team? How well can this candidate take criticism and constructive feedback? When hiring for the position of software developer, it is often extremely challenging for recruiters to properly assess and detect the right qualities and skills in a candidate and answer these questions.
The following list outlines some of the major challenges that recruiters face.
The Saturated Marketplace
The number of available positions as a software developer is significantly large. Recruiters will have to put extra effort into attracting the right candidate to apply. This may be by improving the employer brand or offering better incentives than the competition.
The IT agencies
To add to the problem mentioned above there are a huge number of IT agencies who specialise in recruiting for tech roles. This just adds to the competition and makes retention difficult.
There is often a lack of understanding between recruiters and the candidates applying for technical roles such as software developers. If the recruiter has no technical background knowledge, they themselves might not have a complete understanding of the role they are hiring for which could possibly lead to hiring the wrong candidate.
The Wrong Questions
Asking complicated technical questions may seem like the best way to determine if a tech candidate is truly qualified but in some cases, that is where the knowledge of the candidate could stop. At times an “ideal” candidate is hired but when it comes to solving problems with practical solutions, they fall short.
Taking these four challenges into consideration and making the appropriate alterations will help in turning the process of recruiting software developers into something efficient and beneficial for any firm.
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