- Lem Diaz, recruiting partner for GV and contributor for Tech Crunch says startups have to focus on faster and better recruitment methods in order to compete for software development talent, a process that can take up to 35 days or more.
- Diaz shares the traits that top IT recruiters should possess, including working knowledge of the types of jobs they are recruiting for, a keen understanding of each company's technology and a strong "hunter mentality".
- In order to attract the top performing IT recruiters, Diaz advises tying product objectives to hiring goals, with a clear roadmap.
It takes a deep understanding of the pressures of recruiters to develop a job description that speaks to their needs.
Many recruiters in this space are motivated by two factors — money and recognition. If they have first-hand experience of the types of tasks that candidates will performing, it makes them that much better at their job as a recruiter. Competition for IT talent is fierce, and so it will be for top IT recruiters as well. Having a framework for what defines success in this role can help facilitate the hiring of the best recruiters out there.