IT people are different!
In most organisations IT people are seen as some alien breed who speak – or at least write – incomprehensible languages and actually understand technology! Many people are actually surprised to learn that some of them do actually wear suits. Of course, they are human like the rest of us, but they do have specialist skills.
If you’re recruiting a human resources manager so you first test their expertise? Does a salesman have to undergo a sales ‘exam’ before being considered for interview? There will be some searching questions during the interview, but these skills can be polished and developed in the role.
If you put a programmer in place – who turns out not to be very good at coding, the results can be disastrous. In today’s world most organisations cannot function without IT and if it doesn’t work the whole place grinds to a halt.
If you already have good people in place who know their stuff carrying out a test of candidates coding skills is possible, but if you’re recruiting for a new role with no existing in-house expertise, how do you know you’re getting someone who can actually cut it?
If you’re using the same agency you use to recruit admin staff or for management they probably know even less than you do about IT skills and how to measure them. If you’re advertising the brief may be precise, but unfortunately candidates often mistake their surface knowledge of a particular protocol as fulfilling the criteria of ‘in-depth experience of …’ This can mean lots of time wasted testing and interviewing people who turn out to be not up to the job.
It’s surprising that, in today’s world, many organisations waste huge amounts of time trying to find the right people for their IT roles. Some of them even go so far as employing someone who interviewed well and talked a good talk, but fell over at the first hurdle once in post.
This is expensive! It wastes time, it holds the organisation back and it’s just not a practical solution to getting the best IT people for your business.
Fortunately, there is a solution – call this number 020 3762 2020 and you’ll be talking to a team of specialist IT recruiters. You’ll get candidates who have already been interviewed and tested – so all you have to do is find out if they’re a good fit for your team.