Startups and Hiring Tech Talent

January 23, 2017

You’ll need sharp tech talent if you want to stay afloat in today’s competitive playing field. They’ll build your network infrastructure, find cost-effective technologies to keep you up and running, and ultimately shape the growth of your business. Without great tech talent on your team, you simply miss out. Hiring your IT and tech army becomes a challenge, however, when you don’t speak their language and don’t know exactly what you need. Here’s the best way to go about finding the right recruits for your new business.

Use a Staffing Agency

Don’t know the difference between waterfall and agile? You’re not alone. There’s talent out there you’re not tapping into but need, and that’s where a staffing agency can help. Niche agencies are well-versed in industry trends and can find you what you’re looking for. When you leave the hiring to them, you’ll have access to an established pool of qualified talent. Your recruiter will do the legwork for you and they’ll also be able to find contractors and freelancers if you’re not ready to hire a full time employee.

Understand the Ask

Need help with your main frame? Designing an e-commerce site? Creating an app? Be specific when looking for talent and know exactly what you need from them. You may not have to get too technical with job post qualifications if you can clearly articulate the types of tasks and responsibilities required to perform the job.

Have your Tech Talent Weigh in

Have existing tech talent? They know a thing or too and can weigh in on buzzwords and experience requirements. You’re hiring the coworker they’ll likely work with the most, so see which areas they need an extra set of hands in and also what type of personality they work well with. Going forward, use your established tech team members as a resource for finding talent with the right skill sets.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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