How to hire the *right* developers

Lost in the tech talent hunt wilderness? HackerRank’s Tech Talent Matrix to the rescue

Gabriela Motroc
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HackerRank launched a new tool called the Tech Talent Matrix to help recruiters hire the *right* software developers. How does it do that? It measures recruiting performance and offers the actionable insights you need to successfully hire tech talent.

HackerRank’s Tech Recruiting Report was released four months ago and even though it offered plenty of insight into what hiring managers and tech recruiters value the most during the hiring process, the platform is taking it one step further with the Tech Talent Matrix, a new machine learning-based tool which gives companies the data they need to hire the right software developers.

In short, this tool helps recruiters work as a unified team to deliver the right experience and quality assessments to successfully hire the talent they are seeking. Since technical hiring is more important than ever, it’s important to measure the results of the recruitment process; and we’re not talking about the number of hires or employee retention. These metrics might look good on paper but they won’t tell recruiters what parts of their recruiting process need to be improved and how to move forward.

How it works

A company’s position on the Matrix is the graphical representation of the Candidate Response Score and the Assessment Quality Score:

  1. Candidate Response Score: Measures the performance of organizations’ candidate outreach by tracking candidate journeys from the stage they are invited to take technical assessments and measures the conversion of those invitations to test attempts.
  2. Assessment Quality Score: Measures the quality of companies’ assessments and how well their assessments are designed for the role to evaluate candidates. The inputs focus on factors such as test design and candidate feedback.

Find out more about the Tech Talent Matrix here.

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Takeaways from the 2018 HackerRank Tech Recruiting Report

Since we’re talking about the tech talent hunt, maybe it’s time to revisit some of the findings of the 2018 HackerRank Tech Recruiting Report.

Both managers and recruiters agree that the hire’s pedigree is essential. However, tech recruiters seem to value future performance much more than managers.

The most important qualification is previous work experience, that’s fairly normal but according to their findings, open source contributions are not as important as one would expect. Although education is very important, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get hired if you don’t have a stellar resume.

Check out the report’s highlights here

Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc was editor of and JAX Magazine. Before working at Software & Support Media Group, she studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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