“We came across Talent Point via a recommendation, and we have successfully hired two individuals through them. They have a different process to traditional recruiters, which to some may take some getting used to, but from our perspective it has enabled us to add incredible talent to our team. One of the best aspects of the process is the Campaign Brief, it is an excellent piece of work that provides a real insight into our company, the vision and values we hold, and what a typical day in the job may look like. We are very happy with Talent Point and will be continuing to use them in our future hiring needs.” – Nick Reffitt, CTO
Talent Point has recently partnered with Virtualstock to fulfill all their Tech Hiring needs as they continue to scale rapidly. We are looking forward to working with them and defining the shape of their team through our Hiring Communications process.
A Talent Point of View will look into the roles of each of our team members - exploring what makes their role unique, where they fit in and an insight into their lives. First on the chopping block - Paul Harker, our in-house Technical Author.
Technical testing has a role to play in any screening process for technology staff. Hiring someone under-qualified will be as damaging to that person’s career and confidence as it will be for the business appointing, so for most hiring managers, technical tests are an instinctive, non-negotiable element of any screening process.Our experience in tech hiring has lead us to find the optimum process that both identifies and attracts the right tech talent. Get in touch today and find out more about our tech hiring solutions.
In ‘Part 1’ we discussed the Tech Scene Anomaly and how traditional, glossy, marketing collateral might not resonate with the tech market. In this post, we move beyond coverage, job specs and advertising to focus on reaching talent through third parties and how to ensure your Employer brand isn’t lost in translation.
Whether they’ve actively thought about it or not, every single organisation has a employer brand. Although far wider definitions are possible, we can essentially sum employer brand up as how a business is perceived by those individuals who might become its employees.
Employer brand plays an absolutely vital role in securing staff because on first contact, preconceptions are everything. This is nowhere more keenly felt than in the London tech market where meetups, code-sharing sites and high-frequency of job hopping creates close-knit networks among similarly-skilled, high-demand individuals. Any employer known within these circles can expect to be both discussed and judged by potential hires. It is imperative to bear in mind the implications of this judgement will either divert or attract target hires. So, rather than focusing on the glossy collateral, when it comes to tech hiriting, what should you be considering in order to boost your Emplyer brand?