Recruiting tech talent: how to get HR and IT partners on the same page
Why is it difficult to hire tech talent?
In the world of technology, employers have been competing for the same talent for popular, hard-to-fill positions for years. Granted, recent shifts in the labor market due to the coronavirus pandemic have changed the hiring ecosystem, but even in times of uncertainty, top tech positions remain hard to fill and recruiting tech talent remains a challenge. These include software engineers, software developers, applications engineers, data architects, and data scientists.
With competition for these candidates as fierce as it is today, companies are taking a closer look at their strategies for recruiting IT talent to see what they can do to improve outcomes.
That’s what inspired Monster and IDG to join forces to conduct an extensive survey of IT and HR leaders; to try and understand what about the tech hiring process is broken.
The disconnect between HR and IT professionals
What we found is that what often stands between a hiring win and an unfilled role is a disconnect between the two groups.
Between a lack of trust, misalignment in terms of who should take the lead during various steps in the process, and an overall breakdown in communication, the survey showed some clear areas where HR and IT professionals were at odds, potentially creating unnecessary chasms in the hiring process.
Download our tech hiring ebook to see the results of our survey, learn the challenges and solutions of recruiting IT talent, and get access to our free tech hiring checklist.