August, 2021
By Mariam Mikeladze

Challenges for Tech Recruiters in 2021

Challenges for Tech Recruiters in 2021

It is a known fact that the IT industry is suffering from a shortage of talent. Finding a skilled developer in a short period of time has proven to be almost an impossible task. Considering this, it is not surprising to say that tech recruiters all around the world are having trouble executing their jobs adequately as they are met with many different challenges on their quest to discover some top-notch talent for various positions in the IT industry. In this blog, we are going to discuss some of the most significant challenges facing tech recruiters in 2021.

Discovering Qualified Candidates is a Big Challenge 

So, why is it so hard to find professionals in the field of IT? It is certainly not because small amounts of people choose to specialize in knowledge and mastery of technology; on the contrary, in the 21st-century, tech jobs have become the most popular worldwide. As the world becomes more and more digital day by day, it is impossible to imagine our future without advanced technology. So, everybody wants to keep up, and hence the increased demand for developers. The competition between the professionals and the high demand from all kinds of companies are what makes it such a great challenge for tech recruiters to find and choose suitable candidates. One way to overcome this would be to expand your search for candidates by considering some skilled non-traditionally educated developers. Many professionals are self-taught, so do not let a lack of degree hinder you in making the right decision for your company.

It is Difficult to Stand Out from Other Companies

Leading on from our previous point, let's discuss yet another great challenge for tech recruiters, which is competing for the attention of the best talent out there. Because the demand is so high, developers have many options to choose from, meaning they will always look for the most favourable conditions when it comes to job offers. This makes it really hard for recruiters to persuade qualified candidates to work for them. Finding talent is hard enough, but even if you do, there's no guarantee you will get them to choose you as their employer. As you can see, Struggle is real! One way to deal with this challenge is to build a solid online presence and maintain a positive company brand - You need to be attractive to candidates that are attractive to you.

Time Sensitivity is Especially Challenging for Recruiters

Last but not least, we have time sensitivity. Recruiting within tight time frames is exceptionally challenging. The competition between companies for landing the best talent is already fierce without the added stress of a limited time period to fill the vacant position. Job seekers are usually impatient and loaded with options; so, if you're hiring, remember: "The early bird gets the worm." What you can do is set a "hire by" day, which will speed up the process considerably. Keep your candidates updated, and don't make them wait too long.

So, to sum up, tech recruiters are facing many challenges in 2021. For this reason, LavaPi offers outsourced tech recruitment services so we can help companies all around the world to find the highest-quality candidates and assemble their teams. LavaPi usually looks for developers from Eastern European countries, specifically from Georgia, where we have discovered many highly skilled professionals motivated and dedicated to work in the IT industry.


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