Perfect Your Hiring Process and Onboarding with TechAikido Insights.


By TechAikido

Are you hiring the right people?

As you journey through the complex world of tech companies, building a strong and efficient engineering department often poses an intricate puzzle, particularly when you lack a technical background. In the first part of our six-part series aimed at decoding these complexities, we focus on a critical question: "Are you hiring the right people?"

Optimizing Your Internal Hiring Process

Your hiring process is the gateway to building a talented and harmonious team. It needs to be a perfect blend of thoroughness and efficiency. Neither a rushed process nor an excessively long one will yield the best results. You may also be tempted to assign copious amounts of homework to applicants; however, remember that quality matters more than quantity. 

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Instead, clarify what you expect from your candidates upfront. This clear communication can serve as a compass that points both you and your candidates in the right direction.

The Onboarding Journey: Starting Off on the Right Foot

Onboarding is not a one-size-fits-all process. It should be customized to match the requirements of the position. For hands-on engineers, providing clear instructions and setting expectations for the first few weeks can make a significant difference. This not only aids their understanding of their role but also expedites their integration into your team.

The Crucial First Weeks: Setting the Pace

Those first weeks of a new hire are a golden opportunity to cultivate a positive and productive work relationship. Regular check-ins by a manager, team lead, or colleague can make new hires feel valued and engaged. Showing genuine interest in their work and their success can foster a supportive environment that motivates them to give their best. 

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Wherever possible, the initial tasks assigned should encourage collaboration. This strategy not only helps the new hire learn from their team but also builds trust and camaraderie.

As your tech consultancy partner, we're committed to empowering you to make informed decisions that can streamline your engineering department. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss how we can work together to attract, evaluate, and retain the technical talent your company needs.

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