Expanding the Digital Tech Talent Pool.

The digital tech space is changing at a rapid pace as more businesses move online resulting in increased demand for digital tech talent. This increase in demand has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic that has seen demand for online services boom and technology companies have had to recruit talent to support this growth. This increase in demand for digital tech services across a broad range of industries in all geographic regions has resulted in a shortage of key digital tech talent. What steps can recruiters take to increase their talent pool when recruiting for key positions? 



The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to work from home in a virtual office space. The technology exists for communications, conferencing and collaboration in online environments negating the need for any onsite presence. Working online in a virtual office has become the norm and this can open up new avenues to recruiters who are no longer bound by geographic locations. By expanding to a global reach recruiters can instantly increase the size of any talent pool. There are however, numerous potential hurdles to consider when recruiting from overseas. This can include how tax is paid and in what jurisdiction it becomes payable plus more challenging supervision of remote staff and handing any differences in time zones. There are however, considerable advantages in opening up to other geographic locations including more choice of talent plus lower recruitment and employment costs. 


Qualifications and Experience. 

Recruiters should focus on reducing any unbiased discrimination particularly when it comes to age and experience. Human resources and recruitment agencies do not have a great track record when considering potential candidates for any open roles. This is very true on the digital tech sector where there is a demand for fresh graduates, interns and talent with less than five years’ experience. Recruiters tend to look for ‘younger’ candidates, despite this discrimination being outlawed in most developed countries where there are strict age discrimination laws in place. A change in attitude and more open recruitment polices can dramatically increase a potential talent pool by removing any unconscious bias towards ‘age’. In addition, a small alteration in qualifications and experience required for a particular role can also have the same effect and works well for more flexible intelligent recruiters.  


Reward and Benefits. 

The move towards work location flexibility and reducing the need to be physically located in an office not only attracts talent it can increase the number of potential applicants too. When considering cross border recruitment, it can be beneficial to consider offering different salary payment options including digital currencies that can also reduce costs. 


For more intelligent solutions that can increase the talent pool for in-demand digital tech vacancies recruiters should consider using online hiring tools that have a global reach.  


One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to ensure more efficient recruitment using any channel is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 


Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.