Software engineers are in incredibly high demand right now. Hiring these software engineers continues to be a frustration of many recruiters. How can recruiters and hiring managers maintain efficiency in time and money to find the best software engineers? Where should you look to find the best software engineers?
How do you find the best software engineers?
- Spend time networking with engineers. Engineers know other engineers. Develop relationships with potential hires early on as they develop their engineering experience.
- Leverage recruiting solutions that utilize internal referrals when hiring engineers. Provide incentive to your current engineers to get their connections to work for you. Build a great company culture and referral program so that your employees will want to tell their friends, and their friends will want to learn more about their opportunities at your company.
- Prescreen before interviewing. Check them out on social media and see how you think they'd fit into your company culture. We don't advise asking for their Facebook passwords, but checking out the information they provide on social channels is a good way to see if they'll fit in at your company.
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