On this blog, we've reported about what a competitive year 2015 is shaping up to be for tech hiring. Following a spate of layoffs in 2014, the majority of tech firms plan to expand their workforces this year. As a result, more companies could find themselves fighting to snag the best talent, who may be weighing multiple offers and counteroffers from competitors in the field. Every candidate search is different, and HR managers must make the best bid to hire top-notch candidates before someone else does. Here are some ways to seal the deal with candidates who are on the fence about signing with your firm.
1. Avoid gimmicks. Truly discerning candidates will see through the bells and whistles in a compensation package.
"I've found that, with many young, glitzy companies, candidates will be wooed with massive signing bonuses or ridiculous perks," writes Jim Yu for Venture Beat. "But it's important to think about what lies beyond the shiny exterior of these companies and what makes them a valuable endeavor for your career."
2. Explain the leadership funnel. If your company has a strong record of promoting from within, make sure candidates can visualize a bright future there beyond the first job they get. Point to examples of company leaders who started at mid-level jobs and rose to the top thanks to their strong performance records. If a candidate senses that there's a ceiling to how high he or she can rise within the company, the applicant might go somewhere with more opportunity for growth.
3. Elaborate on office culture. Tech professionals perform many of the same functions, regardless of the organization that employs them. Therefore, it's important to show why the company culture of your firm exceeds its competitors. Perhaps you have a laid-back, startup vibe around the office. Maybe your company prides itself on being the unchallenged leader in its field.
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