Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-07-2013

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Continual Searching Although CIOs might believe their employees are happy, it turns out that 54% of IT pros are actively searching a new job at least once per week.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Where's the Value?  The best way to keep employees happy is to deliver a semblance of a value proposition. However, just 8% of IT professionals see the value in staying at a company.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Lies, Lies, Lies!  According to 35% of IT leaders, resumes commonly contain lies. Likewise, 39% of IT professionals agree. Likewise, 63% of IT pros and 77% of IT leaders say resumes contain exaggerations.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Job Boards Reign Supreme  A whopping 96% of IT professionals use job boards when they're looking for a new position.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Recruiters Are Still Important  Despite their use of job boards, IT professionals are still relying on recruiters. In fact, 59% of IT pros at least consult with a recruiter during their job-seeking process.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

IT Sticks Together  Tapping current employees for leads about recruits is a good idea; 45% of IT pros say their professional network includes at least 10 individuals with similar experience.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Better Screening Pays Off  95% of IT leaders say a more-thorough screening process will do a better job of matching the company with the right job prospect.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Tell Them About the Job Here's a problem: 57% of IT professionals say they are not given a clear view of the actual job and what's expected of them during the interview process.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Shorter Online Job Forms  Wondering what you should do to improve applications? Try reducing their length: 63% of IT professionals say online applications are too long.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

Too Long? Well, Good-Bye!  There's a real risk about online applications that are too long. In fact, 46% of IT professionals say that they won't apply for a job if they find an application is overly long.

Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent