The Seven Most Common Mistakes in Tech Recruitment

 

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Advice for recruiters in the IT industry who handle the hiring process.

As you may be aware, it is tricky to find and hire professionals for technical positions. We should think how to optimise this process by avoiding some the most common pitfalls. Here is an outline of the practical experience I have gained in the over three years I have been a technical recruiter. When I began, I had no inkling that I was walking straight into a trap! The recruitment process requires many skills and, to be successful, you will need experience with sales, marketing, and even psychology.

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14 Tech Terms You Should Know If You’re A Tech Recruiter

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Have you ever wanted to know, in very simple terms, the answers to the following terms?

Coding, Language, Front End, Back End, Object-oriented programming (OOP), Framework, Software development, Versioning, Open Source, Big Data, Cloud

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My Experience at TASCON’17

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When I got to know TASCON’17 is happening in Bengaluru, I made sure to book my flight and a seat in the event. This was the first ever TASCON event there with a great line up of speakers and an opportunity to network with folks from Bengaluru and learn a lot of new things. My expectations were raised when I saw the turn up on the day of the event and I must say TASCON’17 lived up to it.

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The Slow Death of a Recruitment Sourcer

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It’s ironical that I’m posting this piece right after #tascon17 (talent acquisition and sourcing conference). After yesterday’s sessions at the conference and meeting with a few industry sourcing stalwarts, I’m forced to rethink the future of sourcers in recruitment function. I’m not exaggerating when I say the title of recruitment sourcers (sourcers as known in the recruitment parlance) will be non-existent by 2022.. perhaps by 2020 itself!

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The Ultimate Guide to Kick-Starting an Employer Brand

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“Branding is a promise to your customer. Employer Branding is a promise to your current and future employees” – Kathryn Minshew

In a space where startups are booming and every company is on the look-out for the best talent, there has become a significant need for each company to construct its own brand. This is where employer brand comes into place. Employer branding is a term that has significantly caught on and has been the “it” subject in the industry for the last ten years. It is essentially an umbrella term that showcases an organization’s culture, values and most essentially, its people.

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7 Features Every Recruiter Expects From a Good ATS

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Recently I got an opportunity to check out lots of Application Tracking Systems. Every ATS is designed with specific objective – Automation, Analytics or even Integration. Every recruiter/stakeholder in recruitment process has a specific interest in ATS. As a recruitment professional, I have zeroed down to following 7 features which every recruiter will love to have in any ATS

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Should companies also post anonymous reviews of candidates just like candidates do on Glassdoor?

HeaderI am sure the moment you might have read the title of the blog post, you would have said@#$$#@#$$#@##$@$$#@$!!! Ooops Typo Error 🙂 It’s not your fault. The moment we hear about “Reviews” all we can think about is negative reviews. But reviews could be either positive or negative.

Last week, I was fortunate to be part of a panel discussion that was conducted by Rezoomex around this topic. At first, I too was taken aback by the topic, but then I did settle down and started to do research on this topic. The 1st thing that I did was to ask this question to my hiring community and candidates in my network. The reason was to know their views as it helps you to understand the pulse of the audience.

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