4 Tips On How You Can Attract The Best IT Talent In 2023

Hiring Managers and human resources professionals are looking for industry-tested techniques to recruit their fair share of IT pros this year.

And this post will share four of those techniques. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Think passive candidates first
  • Think elasticity—shrink and grow as necessary with contract positions and more.
  • Embrace flexibility and agility with work schedules and locations
  • Expand your network to employee referrals and a professional recruiter

As a hiring manager or HR professional, what should you expect in 2023 from an IT recruiting perspective? Here’s what the HR software experts at Employee Circle had to say in a recent article: 

Instead of waiting until the last minute and reactively recruiting, HR professionals should be proactively preparing for the new year [2023] by growing their talent pipeline now. In fact, according to Forbes, companies should be proactively engaging candidates earlier than they need them because passive recruiting isn’t as effective as it has been in the past.

We agree with that advice. And Patel Consultants can help you with all of your recruiting and staffing needs, from direct-hire to contract workers, temp-to-hire, and everything in between. Call us today at 908-964-7575. 

So how can you get started down a successful recruiting path in 2023?

Think passive candidates first. 

Passive recruiting is not the same as recruiting passive candidates! Competition to recruit active candidates already on the job boards and actively pursuing new job opportunities will be fierce.

Passive candidates might be reading job descriptions on the job boards to “see what’s out there,” but they’re generally not actively applying for these jobs. 

Passive candidates typically work through a trusted recruiter partnership and use their personal network to pursue potential employment changes.  

This is where our team can help. We have a consistent pool of passive IT candidates ready to pursue the right opportunity.

Think elasticity—shrink and grow as necessary with creative workforce strategies.

IT-centric hiring teams are reaping the benefits of a broad spectrum of staffing solutions. Our clients are leveraging contract, temporary, and temp-to-hire workforce solutions like never before. 

And that trend will continue in 2023 and beyond as the IT gig economy continues to grow. We’re even starting to see senior IT candidates using the term “side hustle” on their resumes as a job category! 

Tens of thousands of IT professionals, both specialists, and generalists will seek opportunities for contract work this year. Using elastic IT workforce solutions will be an excellent technique to keep your IT initiatives moving forward in 2023.

Embrace flexibility and agility with work schedules and locations.

Millennials are the largest demographic in the workforce. And millennials are clear that they overwhelmingly want some level of remote or hybrid work options even to consider a job. We also see most major age demographics of professional IT workers concurring with this trend.

Information technology jobs are also generally favorable to remote work alternatives. 

Employers and HR professionals are taking advantage of this inherent preference among IT pros. And we recommend hiring professionals to create flexible work schedules and location opportunities whenever possible. 

The bottom line? Embrace work productivity and outcomes over workplace logistics.

Expand your recruiting network.

We understand that hiring top IT talent is often a time-consuming, expensive, and frustrating task. And as much as you try to plan ahead, the need for additional full-time employees and staff often catches you by surprise.

As a professional recruiting and staffing agency, we are constantly updating our talent pools and networks, comprised of active and passive job seekers. When our clients engage us in a talent search, they expect immediate access to top talent. And it’s our job to deliver.

At Patel Consultants, we believe in hiring automation tools but also strongly believe in the value of human intelligence and in-depth experiential knowledge of our client’s hiring needs. We leverage an innovative blend of software, tools, talent, experience, and process in the context of our client’s unique requirements. 

A laser-focused recruiting firm can streamline the hiring process by helping you find that critical group of active and passive candidates to pursue from a diverse hiring pool.  

The recruitment team at Patel is highly tenured, trained, and experienced in competitive sourcing (passive candidates), reference recruiting, and networking. We meticulously place the right candidate whenever we engage with a client to fill a direct-hire, temporary, temp-to-hire, or contract position. 

At Patel Consultants, we help clients like you find that perfect candidate every day!

Contact Us!

Call us today at 908-964-7575, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.