The year is drawing to a close and soon 2017 will be here ushering in a new year of new trends in tech recruitment. So if you like to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of job portals, take a look at these predictions for the 2017 tech recruitment industry from ITproportal.com.
More technology jobs
In November, Google announced plans to open a new London head office that will result in 3,000 new jobs by 2020. Facebook also revealed its intentions to open a new London headquarters in 2017, and consequently hire 500 more employees, including engineers, marketers, project managers and sales staff, increasing its headcount by 50 per cent to more than 1,500.
Even global investment firms have pledged to continue their support for the UK’s tech sector despite the vote to leave the EU, with many citing London as an important hub for future growth. PitchBook data sourced by London & Partners found that, in the first half of 2016, British firms attracted $1.3 billion in venture capital funding.
Better recruitment models
The growth in demand for tech talent will also spell a change for the recruitment industry
Tech firms using traditional recruitment agencies are often passed to salespeople that are more focused on getting their numbers up and that lack tech industry experience, wasting time for all parties involved. For the tech industry to continue to flourish, there needs to be a change in how technical teams are headhunted and hired by organisations.
In 2017, we will see the tech recruitment industry being shaken up by a new breed of recruitment agency that will make recruiting a whole lot easier. We will see them up the ante on client and candidate care (getting to know their needs and wants), enabling them to handpick the best tech talent and bring innovative companies (like Google and Facebook) direct to them.