Finding the right hire demands thorough assessment of the candidates and meticulous technical evaluation. The process is overwhelming as taking interview is no one’s full time job. For an IT project team, tasks like daily stand ups, scrum meetings, and product backlogs always take precedence. There are off the schedule severity one defects from production, code fixes, and client escalations. These can have the team members be on their toes and further reduce their focus on technical evaluation.
As per the Gartner Survey of June 2019, slow, poor decision-making by hiring managers is causing organizations to lose out on talent in today’s tight labour market by 10%. Incorrect technical assessments during interviews have on-boarded wrong hires by 11%. There is an upsurge in the time-to-fill by 17% delay in extending offer. In fact, Gartner research found that only 31% of hiring managers understand the vision their business leader has for their team. Majority did not score due to lack of bandwidth and technical interviews slipping on the to-do list.
As managers spend majority of their time in coordination and administrative tasks, they drift away from their core technical responsibilities. Therefore, the hiring managers delegate the technical evaluations to the senior team members, who are hands-on and closely associated with project execution. This gives them an advantage of having the senior team members pick and choose their team members, ensuring comfort and compatibility.
Before delegating assessment responsibilities to the senior team members a few points for hiring managers to consider are:
New age hiring managers are, therefore, finding external tech evaluation process highly effective, unbiased, and effort saving. This not only helps them in performing a thorough scrutiny during tech interviews but also is paramount in curtailing the cost of a wrong hire. Read on in our next blog on how external tech evaluation is the modern, smart way of hiring tech candidates!
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