As technology continues to march on, it is more important than it has ever been before to staff your company with employees with a high degree of technical knowledge. Although companies viciously competing for these individuals, there are certain steps that you can take to make sure that you have the edge in recruiting and hiring the most technologically capable individuals for your organization.
Give Younger Candidates a Chance
While there is no shortage of articles out there detailing the challenges that millennials are bringing to their superiors in the workforce, these young workers are the future of your company. Millennials have grown up with information technology in their daily lives, a distinction that Baby Boomers and even some Generation Xers cannot claim. This natural tech-savvy approach to life is a boon to employers who are hunting for the employees that not only are knowledgeable about the technology of today but will be early adopters of new tech as it comes.
Consider at Unconventional Applicants
This may be easier said than done. Modern human resources departments are flooded with applications for every position to the extent that often the only way to thin them down to a manageable level is using exact keywords to pull out resumes that meet the requirements of the posting. However, taking a look at a selection of keywords that don't exactly meet the job description may reap unexpected rewards. Resumes of former military personnel, for example, often fall victim to this practice as a result of using military jargon to describe the experience that is indistinguishable from the technical know-how you need in the public sector.
Present Your Business as Cutting Edge
Sometimes presentation is everything, and the first impression is the lasting impression. In your hiring practices, it may be impressive to use communications technology such as VoIP technology and teleconferencing during interviews with candidates not only to expedite the interview process but to see how your candidates respond to a method of communication that may be integral to their position in your company. The kinds of candidates that you want are the ones that embrace technology rather than the ones who struggle with it. You may be surprised at how often a positive response to this method of interviewing can be an indicator of future success.
Make Technology a Part Of Your Recruiting
As was previously pointed out with the example of VoIP technology, the technology that you bring to bear in your search for candidates may be vital to your securing their services. There are many hardware options and software applications that can make your office more efficient, but there are also some that will aid you in searching out tech-savvy applicants. Cloud-based communications and data applications are one way that you can help your human resources staff and hiring managers to assess candidates both in their offices or remotely at venues such as career fairs. Taking these steps will find workers to make your vision a reality.