5 Ways Organizations Can Effectively Hire Software Developer in India
Software developers are like hot cakes in a table of hungry, large men. One second they are there, and next, they are not. The harsh truth is people who are looking for deserts fight over them too. It’s simple to comprehend, almost every task in a software company requires the hand of a coder. In a countless tete-a-tete with recruiting giants in India, one thing is obvious, tech talent is their first priority and a huge challenge. No one is handing out forks to pick, so how do you effectively hire software developers?
Start by building a reputation
Software companies tend to go about knocking on doors of potential targets. Such an approach is insensible. To stand out from the crowd as a company where people want to work is only possible by building a strong employer brand. LinkedIn, in a report, stated that nearly 70% of people following a company desire to work there. How do you get them to like you?
- If a picture can speak a thousand words, what about videos? Create quality content and share them on social media.
- Write a great career page and job description.
- Optimize your internal recruiting communications.
Where to look is just as important as the how
The key to finding good software developers is identifying where to look. Resources like LinkedIn, where all the talent gather, can help you out here. For example, if you are a company having bases in multiple cities, a report on top 10 hottest cities for tech talent will give you the most suitable location to start your search.
Stay away from the “supermen”
Not to sound negative, but to build a great dev team you need superstars all around because a good app requires a good show by everyone in the team. It’s not a one-man show.
Hiring should be in such a way that you are not dependent on one person to run the show. In this way, hiring is economical and not forced to a “just in time” situation.
The two sides of the interview
So you have done a great job of impressing your candidate into an interview. Now it’s time to find out if they are truly right for your company, determine great ones from the good. A well-designed interview structure with a test can work wonders. As for the things to look, here is a great compilation of indicators to look for in a good developer.
And on the other side. Well, candidates are interviewing you as well. There is a good chance that they are weighing their options. Professionals advise that the most important thing the interviewer has to do is answer all the business related questions clearly.
“Clearly explain to the candidates the goals and functions of the advertised position” is the common saying.
Be a good closer!
Nothing is more tempting than a vision of a bright future in front of you. Lay out a plan on how they can build their career in the company, the future prospects and your goals for them.
Finish it with a good offer (pay).
Author: Sanjana Murali
I write about Customer Success, Videos in Education, Optimization & Marketing. When the ‘creative’ muse turns down on me, you can find me with a book.