Home BUSINESS The Pillars Of Occupancy - Or: What Makes An IT Job Attractive?

The Pillars Of Occupancy – Or: What Makes An IT Job Attractive?

Many companies despair when it comes to filling positions in the IT sector. Whether software developer or DevOps engineer – these tasks are often key for growth and corporate strategy. Out of necessity, expensive advertisements or personnel services are resorted to – not always with success. Hiring and HR managers are left behind and ask themselves: Why can’t I get the position filled?

The high demand combined with a significant shortage of qualified IT professionals is no longer a secret – that companies need to create excellent working conditions for IT staff to get them on board, neither is it. But what are the reasons why IT specialists decide to get a job – what makes an IT job attractive?

At alpha codes, we have identified four defining characteristics in 7 years of personnel consulting, the “pillars of employability”. Before we can help our partner companies actively fill a vacancy, we work together to determine where the company is already doing well and where it needs to do even better to successfully recruit staff on the market.

In the following, we roughly present these pillars of occupancy in the hope that it will help you answer the question: What can I do to make my IT vacancy more attractive?

The Product

Whether the company manufactures a dedicated product or offers a service and whether the IT specialist you are looking for is directly involved in its production or distribution or has a support function, the question always applies: Is the product an identification area for a sufficiently large target group attractive? Many variants are conceivable: Is my target group a user of my product and regularly experiences its benefits? Does the product have a sustainable “purpose” that adds social value to work in the company? Does the product or service solve a technically particularly challenging problem and thus serve the “tinkerer gene”?

It is, of course, clear that you will not change much in your product just because of the target group affinity. Still, agencies for PHP online shops, for example, have to come to terms with the truth that their service itself only offers a real identification area for a small target group. That means, in most cases: the other pillars have to fix it!

The Employer Brand

The company often has more leeway here, even if it needs to be strategically planned and does not represent an immediate measure.

Word gets around quickly and sustainably within the tech scene when a company is also a popular employer. If many software developers and IT specialists work in the company, information like “our teams work completely autonomously and with agile methods, that’s fun” quickly spreads by itself. This, in turn, attracts new candidates!

Especially in small or medium-sized companies less known as tech employers, this effect often has to be achieved more consciously: organising MeetUps, sponsoring local dev conferences, or employee recruiting programs can help.

Potentially interested IT specialists also regularly look around on portals such as Kununu or Glassdoor to get an idea of ​​the mood in the company. But the reverse is also true here: where many people speak badly about the employer, there is a need for action!

The Tech Stack

The third pillar often brings the biggest surprises: hiring managers and heads of departments notice again and again that the best choice of technology for their development projects is of little use if there is no one around who can master it.

This sometimes has strange consequences: the first companies include personnel-strategic considerations in their technology decisions. Sometimes the second-best development technology is the better choice if there is currently an attractive market for software developers.

Since not every company is on the “greenfield” and has the opportunity to redesign its technology landscape to taste, the following considerations may help: Are there medium-term changes in the software architecture or new products in development? Is there scope to “try out” new technologies in less mission-critical contexts? Can developers have working hours available to work on open source development projects? Anyone who can say yes, here scores.

The Framework

For most companies, the last pillar is the red rag and, at the same time, the adjusting screw that can be turned the most: Candidates have a wide variety of requirements for new jobs, but they are almost always high. Whether it’s a competitive salary package, lots of vacation days or the opportunity to work 100 percent remotely from anywhere in the world varies from case to case.

Those who demonstrate flexibility and tailor what each employee needs to feel completely comfortable and productive have an advantage.

Also Read: How Necessary Is SAP Knowledge In Your Job?

Tech Buzz Reviews
Techbuzzreviews are a team full of web designers, freelancers, marketing experts, bloggers. We are on a mission to provide the best technology-related news with passion and tenacity. We mainly focus on the areas like the latest technology news, upcoming gadgets, business strategies and many more upcoming trends which are trending all over the world.

Most Popular

The Top 5 Things To Do To Extend Your Headphones’ Life

Headphones are a must-have these days. They keep you company - be it while working or travelling to work, be it while working or...

SAP S/4HANA: Companies Face These Challenges During The Transformation

As a new study by LeanIX on SAP S/4HANA shows, despite the business relevance, only twelve per cent of companies have completed the transformation...

Five Tips On How To Protect Yourself Against BEC

Such emails today are usually set up so professionally and are so well camouflaged that they are challenging to recognize. Here are five tips...

A Complete Guide On Advertising Marketing And Its Scope

Marketing is an integral part of businesses these days. It includes everything from product development to building brand loyalty. Successful marketing strategies can completely...

Who Should Take The Data Analytics Course?

Data has become the life blood of business and every company depends on it for making important decisions. Data is being produced in large...

7 Tips To Create Better Social Media Videos

Whether you want to create videos for YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or any other social platform to engage with your customers, there are...

Video Conferencing Fatigue: 7 Tips For Online Meetings

In the age of hybrid work, video conferences and online meetings are a matter of course for many people in their everyday work. The...