It’s harder than ever to recruit great tech people – It’s more competitive, everybody’s offering better wages, better work environments, more flexible schedules, and all the tech companies are trying to compete on the same things.
So what sets you apart? That’s where I come in. My name is James MacDonald, host of The Newy Tech People Podcast and the upcoming podcast called Attracting Top Talent. I’m a marketer turned recruiter, and work with companies to help them attract top tech talent. I believe everyone should strive for a job they love.
I believe companies can do a far better job marketing themselves as attractive places to work. I work with many companies, helping them attract and recruit the right employees. Marketing the opportunity is what helps get the right person in the right role.
The people you’re looking for often have rare skill sets, are in demand and can add extreme value to your team or organisation. Finding these people isn’t placing an advertisement on Seek and picking the best available talent at that point in time – it’s knowing the professionals in the market, drinking a lot of coffee to really get to know them, and then presenting the best fit to my client.
I don’t pretend to be an international recruitment firm but instead I choose to work with a number of companies and provide a greater level of service. I meet with clients first. Whilst technology will continue to replace parts of the recruitment industry, it’s strong relationships and really getting to know an organisation and their culture that will lead to continued success.
If this sounds like the type of recruitment for you, or if you’d like to work together, let’s meet for coffee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0427 107 796.