How to hire faster so you can scale your business

Andrey A.
Andrey A.
May 9, 2022 •2 min read

Filling positions in the IT market today may seem more difficult than ever. During the pandemic the demand for IT talent became as high as never before, and it is higher than the total number of available candidates in the market. Especially talented and hardworking.

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How to hire faster so you can scale your business.

Filling positions in the IT market today may seem more difficult than ever. During the pandemic the demand for IT talent became as high as never before, and it is higher than the total number of available candidates in the market. Especially talented and hardworking.

🔸 Companies think that their positions are viewed by 100% of the market, but in reality, no more than 2-3% are looking at offers. In general, for each IT candidate in January-April 2021, there were at least 30-90 proposals per day. The candidates become so tired and simply do not want to consider anything at all. 
🔸 There’s no strong company’s brand built yet. Typically candidates study the companies they are interested in approximately six months before they start to actively look for a new job. 
🔸 Stages of the interview. Many stages of the interview are often the very first obstacle that doesn’t allow you to hire quickly. Our brain prefers the path of least resistance. That said candidates will also choose you if your hiring process is convenient for them.

Let's explore the possibilities how to solve these problems in detail:

⭐ Make sure your positions are well advertised. You want to reach your target audience. Also, consider using the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) systems so you can build your database of candidates over time. We at UUUSoftware have accumulated a database of hundreds of top candidates so we don’t even have to publish our positions as we can simply find candidates by using our database.
⭐ Reduce the stages of interviews to two max including the prescreening. If a technical task is required - perform it right at the interview. We at UUUSoftware.com have been doing this without losing efficiency for 5 years.
⭐ Consider offshore. Nowadays Eastern European labour markets are growing, with world-class technical, collaborative talents, fluent in English.
⭐ Come very well prepared for the interview, this makes it captivating. Don’t just ask, but also provide answers to your questions if they don’t know them, so they can learn too. If you hear multiple times that a candidate thanks you for interesting questions - it is a great sign.
⭐ Add your CEO, CTO, or someone senior to the technical interview. The higher the rank of the person - the higher the chances that a candidate will remember your company and will like it. 

Of course, you need to hire those candidates who solve your problems, but sometimes there is no ideal candidate. Therefore, the popular thought "good, but let's see more" may not work in today's hot market. You can lose a good candidate and almost never find a better one. 

The world is changing rapidly, and many companies do not have months to hire 1 person. By using some of these tricks, you can be sure that you may get candidates sooner and they will grow the business faster.
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