Why human resources should prepare for the tech hiring boom

Whether or not your human resources department took the time to look into prospects at the end of 2013, there is still growing demand for technology workers.

Ranging from mobile application developers, software engineers and chief digital officers, these prospects can put your business ahead of the competition, so recruiting these professionals at the beginning of 2014 is essential.

“Everyone knows the tech industry will continue to sizzle in 2014, but where employers are really focusing big is investment, innovation and hiring across mobile, big data, analytics and privacy,” Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor community expert, told Mashable. “If a job seeker has experience in any of these areas, it’s likely he or she is going to be a hot commodity.”

Even though only 16 percent of hiring managers reported to expanding their teams within the first six months of this year, the technology within these positions is constantly improving, so in this case, playing it safe may not work out, according to Robert Half Technology.

Because of the popularity of this work sector, getting into the bidding war with other businesses will be a little more difficult. In this case, utilize HR software solutions to find qualified candidates much faster. This way, your department will have the chance to pitch your company’s compensation package, which may include a signing bonus, benefits and other perks.

Keep in mind that salaries for these positions range between $65,000-$100,000 per year, which means each investment will appear costly, but when the American market is becoming increasingly digital, it will likely pay off much sooner than other hires.

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