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recruitment marketing campaigns

5 recruitment marketing campaigns for tech companies that really work

The term “recruitment marketing” quickly became the recruitment industry’s favourite catchphrase back in 2016. But in reality it’s something all good tech companies have been doing for years. From free smoothies to slides in the office, startups have gained a reputation for inventing weird and wacky ways to attract the world’s best developers. As the […]
5 ways recruitment agencies add value

5 ways technical recruitment agencies add value to your sourcing process

No matter how well run your HR team and internal recruitment processes, there is always a little wiggle room for improvement. Obviously we’re biased (!) but recruitment agencies really can add value at every stage of the sourcing and application process. Of course it depends who you work with, but the best agencies are invisible. […]
interview questions to assess soft skills

Example interview questions to assess developers’ soft skills

In a recent blog post, we asked our resident TechSpotters what soft skills developers literally can’t survive without in e-commerce. But how can you know whether or not your candidates have them? Soft skills are notoriously hard to assess during the application process, but they can be the difference between a happy hire and a […]
soft skills software developers need in ecommerce

6 soft skills your software developers need to survive in e-commerce

Can code blindfolded: tick! Absorbs new programming languages at the speed of light: tick! Has experience leading a team: tick! Uses the right languages, frameworks and IDEs: tick! Think you’ve found the perfect e-commerce developer? Unfortunately, you’re only halfway there. In competitive, fast-moving, innovative sectors, software developers also need a bunch of soft skills in […]
e-commerce developers are like aliens

Why e-commerce developers are like aliens

E-commerce developers are like aliens. We’ve heard they exist. People claim to have seen them. But they’re impossible to find. We’ve spent the last few years on the Tech Spotting trail and we’ve managed to spot some (e-commerce developers, not aliens). We’ve even documented what they look like so you can spot them too. What […]
hire developers working with scale

How to hire developers working with scale

Rapid growth is awesome, but it comes with its own unique set of challenges. If a company is scaling, the structure of teams and individual responsibilities can change from one week to the next. Priorities might shift, the product will evolve, and sometimes everything can end up “patas arriba” if you’re from Spain, or “tits […]