How To Recruit Great Software Engineers

In a candidate driven market, recruiting the best software engineers can be difficult. In this article we take a look at the steps you can take to help you hire and retain the best talent.

Key Takeaways

  1. Software engineers are more in demand than ever before
  2. There are steps you can take to help you attract the top talent
  3. Improving your job ad, offering flexibility and clear progression are all key factors

The demand for software engineers has been growing rapidly which means these roles have become more difficult to fill. Software engineers and developers have become a hugely important resource across a wide range of sectors so how can companies recruit the best software engineers?

How To Recruit the Best Software Engineers

Offer Flexibility

Creating a flexible working environment can help you recruit the best software talent. Offering autonomy and allowing your employees to shape their own work schedule helps build trust and respect. Particularly in software engineering, offering a greater autonomy allows them to take advantage of different tools and frameworks and providing that level of freedom will help you attract and retain the best talent.

 

Get Your Brief Right

If you want to hire a great software engineer, then you need to understand what skills make a great software engineer. In order to do this you need to understand the brief and what technical requirements and characteristics you want. Depending on the role you will need your software engineers to understand the relevant code, hardware etc and you want to ensure you are attracting someone who is passionate about the type of projects they will be working on. For more on this see our guide to creating a powerful job ad.

 

Have a Great Culture

 

The culture you create can play a key role in both attracting and keeping your employees. Your company culture needs to be engaging and tech driven, and a strong culture will not just attract the top talent but will actually lead to higher levels of productivity. See our guide on How To Create a Winning Culture

 

Offer Progression

Offering clear progression opportunities can help you attract the best software engineers. Top talent tends to be ambitious, so you want to paint a picture of a forward-thinking company that is growing and wants their employees to grow with them. Talking about the potential for growth during the hiring process will help convince your candidates that your company is the place to be.

 

Improve Your Process

Your recruitment process will say a lot about you as a company and so it is important to have a professional and candidate focused process in place. It is also important that you implement relevant skill assessments into your process to ensure the candidate have the skills and experience they claim to. Having a more thorough recruitment process can also show the candidate that the role is important and that you have the best processes in place so they can confident they will be working with high level teams.

 

Attract & Retain Top Talent

If you are looking to recruit the best software engineers, then ecruit can help. We have years of experience in the engineering sector and so can create an engaging, professional brief to help you attract the best candidates.

Our Advertiser service means we can create an optimised job advert and post it on all the top job boards, all for one low cost. We also include access to an ATS meaning you can manage your candidate talent pool and handle the recruitment process easily and efficiently.

Our headhunter service also allows you to attract passive candidates who may not be actively looking for a role but who fit the criteria you require.

Book a 5 minute demo with our team to find out more.

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