IT became the most profitable occupation in Poland several years ago. Our world is digital and everything we do is strictly connected with computers, internet and software. It is not a dream of a visionary that we can live a life without leaving the house. Owing to digitalisation this is already happening. And since, whether we want it or not, the world becomes more and more digital, the need for IT staff increases. Sadly for software houses, the demand exceeds the supply and IT workers, especially programmers, are at a premium.
This is a hard nut to crack for HR services and IT recruitment in Poland scales the heights of cleverness in order to hunt professional staff.
A passive recruitment is out of date
Posting offers on job sites is a must these days, but if we are to hunt a real specialist, he or she won’t be looking for a job. A passive IT recruitment in Poland can only help you find students for paid traineeship and those probably won’t be the most talented ones. Human Resources need to improve recruitment methods in order to get to IT workers and convince them to change their place of work. And this is where the creativity is a must.
New ideas for IT recruitment in Poland
Polish companies look for IT professionals virtually everywhere. The idea is always to get their interest, to attract them. One of the most basic ways nowadays is to create a company blog, Twitter feed or a Facebook page. Linked in profile is also a must these days. It is crucial for a company to build a position that attracts future employees. Once there is a demand for IT staff, the most followed companies simply post a job offer on their profile and there is a good chance they will hunt a head that is worthwhile.
How about companies who aren’t lucky enough to build a strong position in the web? There are also other ways of recruiting Polish IT specialists. One of the Cracow-based IT company decided to distribute doughnuts in office buildings and outsourcing centres. Each doughnut had a letter attached to it. It said: ‘If you are an IT specialist, you will get a perfect job. If you know a professional IT specialist, we’ll grant you 4.000 PLN (800 pounds) for your recommendation. Otherwise do enjoy the doughnut’. Clever, isn’t it?