How to Hire the Best Coder?

Developing a robust sourcing strategy

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    Overview:

    Sourcing enough applicants is one of the most frequently cited challenges hiring managers face, while candidates struggle most with getting through the initial resume screen and discovering relevant opportunities. To tackle challenges of such an order, every step you take should be stellar and optimized to source, attract, assess and hire the best candidates. This e-book solves all such problems by giving insight into how you can make the most of your sourcing efforts.

    Understanding who you are looking for:

    This e-book gives information about two kinds of candidates you’ll fi­nd:

    Passive Candidates – those who are not looking for a job change but can be open to one

     Active Candidates – those who are actively looking for a job or job change

    In such a case, building a comprehensive job description is of essence. A well written job description not only provides a clear picture of the position of potential candidates but is also useful apparatus for measuring performance and a vital reference in the event of disputes or disciplinary issues. The e-book further urges the employers to know what is making the coders switch their jobs. A switch can be attributed to need for change, hamper in growth and if you are providing a helping hand to their future. This knowledge helps in offering what the candidate exactly needs.

    Where to look:

    According to the guide, your sources may vary according to your identity. For large companies with a significant amount of hiring requirement every year, the only way to source a large number of candidates would be through online job portals or external hiring agents. For a relatively smaller company, an external hiring agency proves quite expensive even as they are widely used to ­find the right candidate.

    How to hire the top talent:

    Your company may not carry the stature of Google or the pay structure of Facebook, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hire impeccable developers. This e-book reveals some hacks for hiring the top talent like emphasizing the company’s vision, building a better culture and widening the horizon by looking for freelancers.

    Building employer brand:

    Employer branding is not about advertising that you’re a good employer. It’s about being one. Companies with strong employer brands recruit good employees faster and retain them in the long-run. Listed in this e-book are some strategies for building your employer brand. Download this e-book for more information.

    Quick Takeaways:

    - Understanding your needs

    - Ideal place to find the best coder

    - Ways to attract top talent despite big competitors

    - Building employer brand

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