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How to Hire for a Technology-Focused Role

How to Hire for a Technology-Focused RoleIf you’re looking to bring in top tier talent for a technology-focused job, you’ll need to come up with a careful hiring strategy in order to make the position highly appealing. Follow these tips and you’ll have the best in the business ready to interview for the job:

Give them creative freedom

Just because someone has a tech-focused mind, doesn’t mean they don’t care about creativity. Giving someone creative freedom makes a job appealing. Don’t pigeon hole your new team member. If there are projects that they find particularly appealing that aren’t technically within their job description, let them contribute anyway.

Foster a pleasant work environment

While you may not be as big as tech giants like Google or Apple, you’ll still want to create an environment that fosters productivity and innovation like these brands do. This means ditching the stiff-backed chairs and cubicles in favor of something a little more pleasant. When people actually enjoy coming to work each day, you’ll be surprised how much more gets done.

Give them the tools they need to do the job well

Whether that’s a new piece of software or a specific design tool, in order to recruit top tier talent, you need to show that you’re invested in them. One way to do this is by ponying up for the necessary equipment that they’ll use each day on the job.

Focus on mental health

In a high-stress job, a focus on mental health is a must. Take steps to prevent your employees from burning out, and be aware of morale levels within your offices.

How do you hire for technology-focused jobs? Let us know in the comments!

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Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine is a copywriter/blogger who contributes to a number of magazines and websites including The Frisky, USA Today, and others. She also authors her own blog called Life with Lauren. She loves cooking, anything on the E! network, and is trying to convince herself that running isn't so bad.