Think tech employees want fancy coffee machines, nap pods, ping pong tables and beer on tap? Your employees are smart enough to see through the charade – perks like these are designed to keep employees at work. Here’s perks they actually want.
The point is that technology is critical in today’s business world and when you can’t make the hires you need when you need them, things can go spectacularly wrong. Although there’s no guarantee that great candidate will take your offer, here are some common hiring mistakes that can negatively affect your hiring success.
You need to hire – which means you’re growing (awesome) , you lost a great employee to a competitor (not so great) or the person you had hired for the role just wasn’t the right fit (painful). Turnover, for whatever reason, is one of the most dreaded things in any organization. Losing a valued employee to another company or having to replace a hire that didn’t work out can be extremely costly, with many studies calculating the cost at 1.5-2x the departing person’s yearly salary. How can losing a single employee be this expensive? Here’s just a few of the costs associated with turnover…
If you’ve ever been involved in a hiring decision, you’ve likely had a strange candidate interview or two. We’d love to hear your crazy interview tales in the comments below.
Tech talent is notoriously hard to hire. Not just because tech skills are in high demand, low supply but also because it’s very difficult to accurately gauge tech ability. Here are a few of the biggest problems with hiring tech talent and how you can fix it.