As everyone knows, this is a fast-moving, competitive IT market. There is a shortage of IT talent, and IT candidates are changing jobs more frequently because companies are getting more aggressive in attracting top talent. (Learn more about the tempo of hiring and how to stay on top of the game in one of my previous posts.)
Although there is a shortage and the job tempo is moving quickly, it doesn’t mean companies should cut corners in adding new IT talent.
I believe many IT candidates are hired because of their communications skills and culture fit. It is equally important to know a candidate’s technical background so you can make the best hiring decision. We have started using IBM Kenexa’s Prove-it! testing tools, and have found our clients appreciate the additional technical detail about candidates.