09 Mar 2022
If you’re starting or expanding a company that requires the development of new programmes, you’ll need to start looking for developers. But what is the best way to recruit software engineers, programmers, coders or designers?
The term “software engineer” is a title that covers a range of practices, from the designing of computer programmes to their coding, development and maintenance.
In this article, the team at Propel looks into the best way to find developers and other software experts that will help your business stand head and shoulders above the rest.
If your business relies on its own unique programmes and systems in order to operate, you may ask yourself “how do I hire a developer that is a great fit for my team?”.
When looking for developers, your top candidates are likely to be individuals who have:
When it comes to developers, finding the right candidate for your business isn’t always as easy as putting out a simple job advert. You are likely to come across a number of obstacles in your search. Here are some of the main issues you could encounter.
Because software development is such a specialist discipline, and due to there being so many individual programming languages in circulation, it can be a struggle to find a good number of candidates that match your requirements.
As a result of the limitations of the talent pool, it’s likely that you will always be competing with other organisations for the same developers and engineers.
Even the simplest of recruitment drives can get expensive – but highly specialised talent searches often require even more investment.
What’s more, the right candidate may require extensive training to ensure that they are the perfect fit for your organisation.
Finally, due to the level of talent and the specialist skills required to become a high-level software engineer, employees of this kind tend to command a high salary.
Often, a software developer’s disciplines are exceptional “niche”. This means that their skill level and suitability for a role can be tough for an employer to judge if they do not have the same level of technological understanding.
There are a number of ways to find the right junior, middleweight or senior software engineer for your organisation. These include:
While finding the right software engineer can feel like a long and intense process, it is always worth putting in the effort.
The more detailed your search, the more likely you are to find the perfect candidate whose skills, experience and attitude fit in perfectly with the role’ requirements and the wider outlook of your business.
Propel can help you with specialist recruitment activities of this kind. To learn more about how we can support your talent search, feel free to contact us today.
We will be more than happy to provide expert advice and guidance tailored to your business and its requirements.
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