Are you planning to hire a programmer for a Java project? Here are five unconventional ways you can get great talent for your business:
- Adopt a programmer. One way you can hire a programmer – and screen for compatibility at the same tame – is by offering them a space in your office. Giving open cubicles to freelance Java programmers gives you the potential of tapping into new talent whether you need a new hire or simply looking for advice. There are even companies who deliberately keep a couple of desks open so a rotating cast of programmers can utilize the space.
- If you are considering adopting a Java programmer, we recommend inviting those whose skills and experience are relevant to projects you are working on. This makes it more likely for the programmer to be eventually integrated into your project in a casual, non-networking manner.
- Hire en masse. You’ve probably heard of people complaining about how hard it is to hire a programmer because all of the good ones are already employed. And there is some truth to this: lots of highly skilled programmers work in independent small agencies. So when you to encounter potential qualified candidates, it may be a good idea to do a large talent acquisition.
- If you are planning a big project and there’s enough room in your budget, hiring Java programmers en masse can be a cost-effective decision. Getting qualified programmers when demand is low, for example, may result in a cheaper hire than when demand is high.
- Hire a programmer from the competition. If you think all the good Java programmers are working for the competition, why not give them a better offer? Despite its notoriety, poaching programmers from competing business is one of the best ways you can hire a programmer who is familiar with your industry and can hit the ground running. Some companies even use IP-address targeting, wherein once a competitor’s employee visits the company website, they are automatically directed to the employment page.
- Host hacker challenges. If you can put together a great challenge for Java programmer, not only will you attract highly skilled and competitive people with a passion for programming, you’ll also be screening for skill at the same time. What’s more, you’ll be showing candidates that you understand what it is they are doing and stimulate them.
- Ask your employees for referrals. Oftentimes the best advocates of your company are your own employees, and they are not likely to refer someone who can’t pull their own weight in the office. So why not give your employees a reward for referring a couple of qualified leads? Whether it’s a bonus or a couple of day’s paid leave, you’ll be surprised at how many referrals you can get this way.