5 Promising Tech Hiring Trends in 2022

5 Promising Tech Hiring Trends in 2022

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1. Cross-train employees

The Great Resignation has left many companies — including those in the tech industry — struggling to fill open positions.  Instead of exerting resources on finding and hiring top tech talent, more than half of tech leaders are planning to cross-train their existing employees to meet their talent needs, according to the 2021 Harvey 

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Nash Group Digital Leadership Report. This benefits both parties, saving companies money they’d spend on new hires and allowing employees to expand their skill set and explore new career opportunities. 

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2. Use qualifying skills tests

Strong resumes, well-written cover letters, and engaging interviews don’t always translate to a great hire. That is why tech recruiters are warming up to the idea of ditching the traditional hiring process and basing their hiring decisions on technical assessments.  At the beginning of the recruitment process, applicants 

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are given a technical skills assessment that tests their proficiency in certain software and technology they’d be using daily if hired for the position.  While these tests lack objectivity, they do help recruiters evaluate candidates’ skills more effectively, and following up these tests with interviews can provide a more holistic approach to recruiting.

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3. Spend more to hire developers

53% of recruiters said their hiring budget for developers increased in 2022, according to the CodinGame & CoderPad 2022 Global Tech Hiring Survey. Recruiters have stated they need to offer higher salaries to keep up with demands and stay competitive with other tech companies. Large companies are increasingly mass hiring developers, which requires

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a larger budget for talent acquisition teams.

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4. Invest in hybrid environments

Like it did for many industries, the pandemic taught tech companies that hybrid and remote working environments were possible on a large, long-term scale.  Recruiters are using this as a hiring incentive, as employees are seeking more flexible work options. For tech companies offering fully remote positions, it allows recruiters to expand 

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their talent search beyond their local geography. What’s more, embracing hybrid positions not only motivates employees —Most American workers would take a pay cut if it meant they could work from home —but it also saves companies money on operational costs.

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5. Improve diversity

65% of recruiters believe hiring bias is an issue in tech recruiting, According to the CodinGame survey.  Managers should be looking for more diverse hires, as this promotes innovation and profitability, as well as opening the door to a larger pool of talent. To improve diversity in their recruitment strategies, tech companies are offering 

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equal pay, sourcing diverse candidates, and implementing strict anti-harassment policies.  Companies can also reduce bias by making applications “anonymous” and hiding identifying details like their name (which may create assumptions about the candidate’s gender or ethnicity), university, and address.

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