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3 Things to Consider…

3 Things to Consider When Hiring IT Professionals The technology industry is rapidly evolving – and so are the demands of IT jobs and the requirements needed for employers to target skilled candidates in the industry. We look at a few factors companies need to have in mind when recruiting IT professionals. Contract versus Full-time Position As the IT talent pool diversifies and the online it marketplace increases, the employers have a serious decision to make in the recruiting process: should they consider contract work or full-time position? It is no longer about just performance and skill, but also the kind of employment these professionals are engaged in, whether it is freelancing, part-time or full-time work. Specialisation versus Development In light of the above, freelancers and contracted IT professionals tend to have more defined specialities because of the nature of their short-term work. In contrast, long-term employment is a premise for developing further skills and career advancing possibilities in the IT sphere. Long-term IT employees are expected to develop with the company’s requirements and direction. In the case of developers, for example, the role may require employees to learn additional programming languages to better serve the needs of the employer. Hence full-time IT roles may require further training and development, whereas a contract position will need specialised solutions and work completed upfront. Employers should carefully assess the nature and requirement..

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Direct Hiring or Contracting…

Direct Hiring or Contracting in Technical Recruitment? Hiring skilled software developers, technicians, and engineers to meet competitive market demands can prove difficult if the talent pool is not easily available. When technical expertise is required, employers have the option to choose between a contractor versus direct recruiting. So how do employers decide between contracting and direct hire placement in such a competitive marketplace? Given the nature of the high-tech economy, rapid advancements in technology and growing market demand to fulfill projects, it is not surprising that employers often hire contractors to do the job. A trial period may be involved in the contracting to ensure the person performs as expected and fits within the culture of the company. There are both advantages and drawbacks when contracting work in specialised fields such as engineering. Contractors can provide specialist expertise and lend their skills set to the technical team working on the project, but they can also be on a constant lookout for a more permanent solution to cover their needs, e.g., benefits such as health insurance or medical aid. Hiring directly is a good option to avoid the above. As a rule of thumb, It is recommended to hire skilled engineers directly, especially when the technical skill set is scarce and can be a serious advantage to the company working on critical projects. Of course, hiring directly comes with its own..

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The Most Sought-after Developer…

The Most Sought-after Developer Skills by SA Software Companies The demand for software developers in South Africa is on an upward trend and continues to rise, as local recruitment experts report high demand for IT developers in both Gauteng and Western Cape regions. The most coveted developers use the .NET, Java and JavaScript programming languages, according to developer-specific online recruitment platform OfferZen. There is also an increase in demand for UX Designers, Python, and PHP developers in Cape Town, while the need for .NET developers in Johannesburg seems to be greater than in Cape Town. Meanwhile, according to online platform CareerJunction, every fifth vacancy on the platform was allocated to a role in software development since the beginning of the year. The most sought-after jobs in development on CareerJunctions listed C#, Java and .NET among the required skills, with C# skills regaining popularity in recent months. The jobs platform has experienced an increase in demand for software developers, particularly regarding senior developer vacancies. The seniority of developers seems to play a major role when it comes to recruitment. Furthermore, demand for senior roles in the industry is in a higher proportion compared to other careers and industries. Software companies prefer senior developers compared to junior and intermediate-level developers, as indicated by the number of vacancies across various skill levels. According to CareerJunction, every third software developer vacancy requested a senior professional..

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