In the dynamic IT industry, it is crucial to identify the right talent with the right skills for open positions. Successful collaboration between recruiters and hiring managers is essential to understand the exact requirements of IT roles and select the best candidates. In this technical article, we will highlight the critical steps on how recruiters and hiring managers can work together to identify the key skills for open IT positions.

Cooperation between recruiters and hiring managers

1. the importance of a detailed requirements profile

The first step in identifying key skills is to create a detailed requirements profile for the open IT position. Here, close collaboration between the recruiter and the hiring manager is essential to define the technical and personal skills, qualifications and experience that the ideal candidate should have.

Ilka Szentkiralyi, the founder of indivHR, emphasizes:

"A clear requirements profile is the cornerstone of successful recruiting. Communication between recruiter and hiring manager is crucial here to understand the exact needs of the company."

Example from one of our customers:

A technology company was planning to launch a new software product and needed an experienced software developer. The indivHR Recruiter and the Hiring Manager worked closely together to define the requirements. It became clear that, in addition to mastering very clearly defined programming languages, knowledge of agile development and experience with similar products were crucial for candidates to even be invited to interview.

2. talent sourcing and finding the right candidates

Once the requirements profile has been defined, the indivHR recruiter can begin the targeted search for suitable candidates. Here, both active applicant search and approaching potential candidates can be considered. Collaboration with the Hiring Manager is again important to focus on specific expertise and experience and to refine the search based on detailed feedback on rejected candidates.

Ilka Szentkiralyi notes:

"Recruiters and hiring managers should be in constant communication during the talent sourcing phase to ensure potential candidates meet the company's needs."

Real-world example: An e-commerce company is looking for a data analyst with experience in processing large data sets. The recruiter actively searches for candidates with relevant skills and experience in data analysis. In the process, he also identifies a talented developer who has not previously worked as a data analyst but has all the relevant technical skills. In close consultation with the Hiring Manager, the decision is made to invite the candidate anyway, as his potential for the position is considered promising.

3. candidate evaluation and interviews

The collaboration between Recruiter and Hiring Manager continues through the interview process. Structured interviews with standardized questions help assess the candidate's expertise. The Hiring Manager can also ask situational questions in the interviews to assess the candidate's skills in real-life scenarios.

Close collaboration between recruiters and hiring managers is crucial for identifying key skills when filling IT positions. At indivHR, we help companies find the best talent with the right skills for their IT teams. Book an appointment today for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help you identify and hire top IT professionals.