Not only is hiring in the technology industry on the rise in general, but also the methods that companies are using to bring in the top technology talent across the country. It makes sense that companies would need to use cutting-edge technology to find those technology savvy job candidates: the use of cloud computing, web 2.0 and recruitment software programs are becoming commonplace to discover and land the top echelon of tech job applicants.
Cloud computing may be a marketing buzz word nowadays, however, the actual technology has a strong foundation that can lead to easier and more efficient hiring pathways within technology companies. Recruiting and applicant tracking technology that utilizes software ‘in the cloud’ is more easily accessible by a company’s hiring managers and recruiters from wherever they are. In addition, cloud computing technology is secure: applicant and candidate data that is stored in the cloud is protected from getting accidentally deleted or destroyed like on traditional servers housed within a company headquarters.
Although large tech companies are known to have ‘war-chests’ of capital used to launch new products as well as helm hiring initiatives, the past few years of economic recession have seen these companies exercise an unprecedented level of restraint in spending. In the final quarter of 2010 and the start of 2011, however, these large tech companies are beginning to open their funding pathways again to prepare for a new generation of incoming technology stars.
The uptick in hiring within the tech industry bodes well for technology heavy areas like Silicon Valley in the Bay Area, which is known as a breeding grown for both tiny internet startups as well as tech behemoths like Google and Facebook. As the economy normalizes, large web companies are likely to start more heavily competition for the best engineers on the market. Utilizing cutting edge recruitment software to land applicants will likely be one of many strategies that Silicon Valley tech companies utilize.
An unprecedented amount of college and post college graduates are entering the workforce with degrees in engineering and programming that will be invaluable to tech companies around the world. In the end, the future success and competitiveness of these companies will depend on the young recruits they hire within the next decade. These are the individuals that will slowly move up the ranks and end up in decision-making positions within these companies, essentially deciding the fate of them.