We all know hiring tech talent is hard. Large companies are faced with meeting very aggressive hiring goals — sourcing candidates from a limited candidate pool and competing against each other for the next top talent. For smaller smart ups it’s even harder to keep up and match the benefits and perks that the larger organisations offer. As a result of the increased competition, salaries are being driven up as candidates have more opportunities to choose from and are in high demand.
The demand for technical sourcers and recruiters has grown rapidly - 33% of all of my roles within H1 have been focused on the either Technical Recruiters or Technical Sourcers across the Technology, Fintech and Telco sectors.
Passive is now the new active and it requires recruiters and sourcers to develop long-term relationships with candidates. It’s no longer about the quick win. Recruiting and Talent Acquisition teams have become a higher priority for organisations and as a result are more highly regarded.
Over the last two quarters the huge demand across industry for experienced tech recruitment specialists has led to a major talent shortage, particularly between the £30,000 - £50,000 level.
Businesses will do well to start expanding their search for candidates beyond those who tick all the boxes. In a situation where perfect candidates are becoming less and less available, we are urging clients to open their eyes to a different type of Talent Acquisition candidate.
In conclusion, the firms that are successful are those looking outside the normal talent pool. They are recognising the attributes that agency recruiters can bring – search pace mentality, a hands on approach to direct sourcing and a passion to find the needle in the haystack. These candidates are able to demonstrate the required delivery skills and are able to add value quickly.
To find out more about our current Technical recruiter/sourcer opportunities, please contact LaurenJones-Barrett@oakleafpartnership.com