Recruiting

Culture | Recruiting

Written by Agnieszka Szczerba

Overemployed

If your company works remotely and you're wondering why it's hard to "catch up" with some people online, and managers complain about not getting assignments done on time, keep reading.  These hints will save your time, money and energy spent on the recruitment process and onboarding the wrong person, in this case, someone who has multiple full-time remote jobs.  This text will be useful for people who recruit not only for IT.

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Job Market | Recruiting | Recruitment Agencies

Written by Maciej Szczerba

Ghosting in our time

I originally wanted to give the title "Ghosting in the time of the plague". But I hope we're past the plague. And that in the plague, ghosting was not as terrible as it is now. In the "post-Covid" time it just became the worst ever.

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Job Market | Recruiting

Written by Maciej Szczerba

Summary of 2021 and trends for 2022 in recruitment

The year of remote working. 2020 exposed most of the weaknesses of companies in the HR area: an initial salary freeze with the rising cost of living, insufficient protection for employees in a pandemic situation, a mismatch in the company culture of employees recruited and working remotely, employee burnout.

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Recruiting | Recruitment Agencies

Written by Agnieszka Szczerba

How can you automate interview scheduling in 5 minutes?

In recruitment, you can automate much of your work. You have quite a few solutions to choose from, and decision what to use will depend on what positions you are recruiting for, what budget you have and how processes in your organisation are set up. 

But what if you don't have the budget and the ability to work with a sophisticated and expensive ATS or other tools? You are a freelance recruiter or you work for a small company - and still want to make your job easier?

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Recruiting

Written by Agnieszka Szczerba

The best way to get your job proposal noticed by a programmer

I had a chat with Tomek, a Java programmer. Tomek has been working for a bank for 7 years. 

- Tomek, tell me, how many messages have you been getting on LinkedIn from recruiters lately?

- A few, well...  like five or six, you know, I don't count it exactly.

-  Weekly?

-  No daily.

WOW!  

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Recruiting | Technology

Written by Agnieszka Szczerba

Which technologies in IT is it worth learning and which technologies to specialise in as a recruiter?

Are you a novice IT recruiter and wondering which technologies are worth specialising in today?

You're probably already familiar with the division into positions related to software development and positions related to infrastructure. You are probably familiar with the Java ecosystem and the Microsoft (.Net) technology ecosystem.

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Recruiting

Written by Agnieszka Szczerba

How to talk to a hiring manager?

Whether you work as an agency recruiter or as an internal recruiter, the most important success factor in filling the vacancy you have been assigned is the ability to have a factual, in-depth and open conversation with the manager directly hiring the candidate („the hiring manager” or „HM”).

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Recruiting | Recruitment Agencies

Written by Agnieszka Szczerba

How to work with HR if you are an agency recruiter?

There are often tensions between agency recruiters and internal HR. This is caused by several factors.

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News | Recruiting

Written by Maciej Szczerba

The eight biggest changes in IT recruitment post Covid- the good, the bad and the ugly

This post is a personal and subjective one. I also hope that it will generate a number of comments, that you, my dear readers, will share your insights and opinions.

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Recruiting | Recruitment Agencies

Written by Maciej Szczerba

7 best books for recruiters available on Amazon

First a note: I have selected these 7 books from dozens of items from my library on Kindle relating to the recruitment and recruiting industry. I tried to choose titles that best show what the role of a recruiter is - working within the company's structures or on the side of a third-party recruitment provider, and which help to fulfill this role best.

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Recruiting | Technology

Written by Agnieszka Szczerba

Should an IT recruiter be tech savvy?

In recent months (already in 2021), I have twice come across the opinion that a recruiter working in the IT industry does not have to be "tech-savvy". Once it came from an experienced software development manager, the second time I heard it from a well-known American Youtuber.

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