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These days, every company is essentially a tech company. No matter the industry you’re in, developers, information technology (IT) engineers and data scientists will be some of the first roles you begin hiring for in a new startup or online business.
A report from iCIMS found that, in 2019, it took companies an average of 66 days to fill tech roles, compared to 55 days in 2016. Competition, rising salary expectations and even immigration constraints made the hiring process especially challenging for entrepreneurs at the start of their journeys, with great ideas but limited budgets.
While the current global climate is posing many challenges for SMBs and new enterprises, it’s actually easier right now to find and hire for tech positions. There isn’t just a bigger pool of candidates available, there’s a better pool available. Tens of millions of jobs have been affected over the past few months — Medium laid-off one-third of its people and Airbnb had to cut 25 percent of its staff.
A wider selection of top-tier talent has suddenly become available. These five guidelines will help you secure that top talent