Discover expert insights on tech careers, talent acquisition, employer branding and tech culture. Written, curated and researched by Team Haystack.
If candidates act like consumers it’s time to recruit like marketeers. It's time to use the tools that meet candidates where they're at. We surveyed the Haystack community to analyse what sources of information they used to explore companies of interest and what they looked for in them when evaluating whether or not to apply.
The tech industry is an increasingly competitive market and sought-after software developers are proving even more challenging to find - especially those that match your company’s culture and values. In this guide, we dive into some tips and tricks on how to engage those hard to find techies.
Have a read of the latest insights to see what's going on in tech recruitment. We analysed over 30,000 users and 8,000+ jobs in this latest report.
Exclusive salary insights from Haystack. Find out more information on the latest software developer salaries and the market expectations.
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