The Challenge of Digital Tech Talent Recruitment for Start-Ups.

It is becoming increasingly common for just about every technology start-up that when they need to scale up their digital tech recruitment it becomes a huge challenge. When suitably qualified digital tech talent is scare and competition is fierce this can become a major headache for tech start-ups. 

Rapid recruitment of digital tech talent often becomes a challenge when tech start-ups secure funding at whatever stage that may be. It is not unusual that in securing funding the tech start-up will state that funds are required to scale up product development and sales which translates to recruitment of digital tech talent. Whilst on paper this can appear as numbers and dates the reality can be very different. The start-up pitch may include simple calculations based on the recruitment of talent that will result in compressed product development and reduced timescales to being products to market. Any start-up receiving their new funding soon discovers that it is almost impossible to recruit a CTO and ten developers in a month for example. 

Being a tech start-up with limited resources will invariably mean that the responsibility for recruitment falls in the shoulders of the founder or CEO, individuals who are already at maximum workload capacity. It is unlikely that in the early stages there will be any kind of dedicated talent management function in the organisation. One route maybe to outsource recruitment to a trusted recruitment agency. This, however does not guarantee that the right candidates will be selected or that open roles can be filled quickly. Add into this scenario the high agency fees for successfully recruiting into these roles outsourcing may not be the most cost-effective recruitment solution. 

The recruitment industry is changing rapidly and there are now hiring tools becoming available that can select the most relevant talent fast and at a much lower cost. Many of these tools use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to maximise efficiency. This technology can really help tech start-ups with fresh funding to scale up their digital tech team recruitment and provides a real alternative to the traditional recruitment channels.  

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.