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RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN 2021

August 11, 2021

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Are you struggling to recruit qualified tech talent? Do you find your talent leaving only after a couple of months? It may be time for you to review your hiring strategy. In April 2021, the labor market saw a glimpse of hope when the number of people filing for unemployment dropped from nearly 700,000 to 576,000. What could this mean for you as a recruiter in the tech sector?

According to a recent survey conducted by Codingame, 61% of technology recruiters said they could not find qualified candidates. Moreover, 77% of companies that planned to hire tech talent in 2020 noted that 80% of those roles were deemed challenging to fill. If you’re interested in improving your recruitment and retention, keep on reading!

Attracting the Best Technology Talent

How are you reaching potential candidates? Are you posting on the top job boards? Do you solely rely on your network? How about employee referrals? Put yourself in your talent’s shoes. What would make them want to apply for your job? Maybe the employee incentive to attract them would be a sign-on bonus or an employee-provided child care credit! Reverse engineer your hiring strategy and think about what you would and would not like about working for your company. Compare what you’re offering not only salary-wise but also look into the employee benefits of your competitors? What are you doing better or worse? We hear it all over the news; people don’t want to go back to work because of the pandemic aid, but is this the case? Some of the best tech talent are at home, collecting unemployment, and passively looking at different jobs. Make your open technology job stand out by making an offer they would be crazy to deny. Schedule a free consultation with a Raso Solutions hiring expert to learn more about attracting the best tech talent.

The Importance of Recruitment AND Retention

You can spend valuable time finding a rockstar candidate, but just as fast as they started, they could leave you. 

Employee retention benefits include:

  • Increased performance and productivity
  • Better employee morale
  • Improved work quality
  • A higher level of employee satisfaction
  • Improved employee journey
  • An increase in ROI

As previously mentioned, tech talent is passively looking for jobs. They’re waiting to come across the best opportunity for them and possibly their families. It is time to think about your recruitment and retention strategy to make sure that you can compete in the labor market. Your competitors are pulling out all the stops to hire the exact talent you need to continue to grow your business. 


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