What problems do HR departments have with recruiting IT specialists?. IT?
In IT, a job is changed not only for salary, but also for development projects or because of a bad management culture in the current company. Unfortunately, it still happens that recruitment processes do not make this task easy. According to participants of a survey* No Fluff Jobs, 87% of. recruiters do not provide candidates with information on salaries, 64% of. The most common problem is that the recruitment process does not provide details about the employment, and 42% of hiring managers do not provide details about the employment. do not fully know the specifics of the industry, position and technology. How to make IT recruitment more effective? What are the HR trends in IT? These and more questions will be answered by experts during HR Week – an event organized within the framework of HR Masterclazz, which will take place online on December 6-10.
Reasons for IT Professionals Looking for a New Job
Data from a report** compiled by No Fluff Jobs indicates that CEE IT professionals are changing jobs mainly because of financial conditions. This factor is driving change for 63 percent of. of Poles working in the IT industry, 61 percent. Hungarians, 57 percent. Czechs, 53%. Slovak and 51 percent. Ukrainians.
In second place, respondents indicated willingness to gain new professional experience. Important for IT specialists are also new opportunities for personal development, which came in third place. Among all the countries participating in the survey, these issues were most frequently indicated by professionals from Poland and the Czech Republic.
New work experience is important for 52% of employees. Czechs and Poles, 51%. Slovaks, 49 percent. Hungarians and 48% of. Ukrainians. Personal development opportunities, on the other hand, proved to be important for 57 percent. IT specialists from the Czech Republic, 56% – from Ukraine. from Poland, 55% from Hungary. working in the industry from Hungary, 50 percent. Slovakians and 40 percent. Ukrainians.
In addition to competence development and acquiring new knowledge, work culture is also very important for IT specialists. According to the results of the No Fluff Jobs*** survey, more than half of IT professionals start looking for a new job when the work culture in their current company no longer suits them. Information about the company’s culture at the stage of browsing through job offers is sought by one in three. IT specialist.
Also every 3. The person from the industry experiences “micromanagement”, i.e. a style of management characterized by a high degree of observation and control of subordinates – for 65%. of them this is a reason to change jobs.
Almost half of IT professionals admit that they do not feel connected to the company in which they currently work. Data from the survey indicate that 52% of respondents believe that the data provided is insufficient. industry employees have the feeling that they have no real influence on what is happening in the company. In addition, almost half of the respondents declare that in their opinion the management style in organizations is inappropriate.
Given the deficit of 600 thousand IT workers in Europe, it is important to recruit effectively and provide them with suitable conditions for development, so that they would want to provide their services to domestic companies.
Recruiters in the eyes of candidates
Juniors – beginners in IT – have a negative opinion of the recruitment process and the involvement and preparation of recruiters. The report*, prepared by No Fluff Jobs, shows that half of those who take their first steps in the IT industry would like to obtain information about remuneration, while 87% of the employees in the IT industry would like to obtain information about their salary. Recruiters do not provide this information, and 30 percent of them do not provide it. of respondents believe that the data provided is insufficient.
Juniors also want to receive feedback after completing the recruitment process – such a need is declared by as much as 90% of them. surveyed. They also negatively assess the awareness of recruiters on the specifics of the industry, jobs and technology – 42% of. of respondents admit that recruiters do not have adequate knowledge in this area, and 34% of respondents admit that they do not feel connected to the company they currently work for. Juniors say that recruiters ask inadequate questions during interviews.
– Shortage of IT specialists is a global problem. The government agency Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of the beginning of this year, there was a shortage of 40 million skilled workers worldwide. By 2030. This number is expected to grow to 85.2 million. The attractiveness of the CEE IT market is becoming crucial for Poland. The cultural proximity will make it easier for candidates from this area to implement into the structures of project teams, and it will help the HR industry to streamline recruitment processes summarizes Magdalena Gawłowska-Bujok COO, No Fluff Jobs.
A more efficient recruitment process in IT
During HR Week, each day will feature current trends in improving the recruitment process, such as building a good experience, empathy in sourcing and effective employer branding. Experts will also talk about the factors that determine the effectiveness of image-building activities and how important the culture of dialogue in the organization and relations with former employees are.
The event will last 5 days, during which participants will be able to take part in discussions and lectures conducted by representatives of No Fluff Job and experts-practitioners from the HR industry – m.in. by Maja Gojtowska, Paweł Zdziech, Magdalena Brylska and Karolina Latus.
Participation in HR Week is free of charge. Each participant, after registration, will also receive a report prepared by No Fluff Jobs on the future of HR in IT. Registration and the event agenda are available on the event website.