Looking For New Tech Talent? Find Workers Based on Social Engagement

While the unemployment rate has created a large pool of candidates for most employers, tech recruiting still remains a challenge. According to Smart & Associates president Bradford Smart, only 25% of hires are considered top performers. When it comes to the technology that runs your business, however, you can’t trust your hardware and software to just anyone.

Remarkable Hire can help your company save money each year. The site uses a unique social networking approach to hiring that lets employers find talent on industry sites. Instead of relying on resumes on job boards, your small business will be able to find passive talent from industry communities.

“When people participate in social tech and design communities like GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Dribble, there are multiple ways for their peers to implicitly endorse or approve their work,” a Remarkable Hire video explains. “Whether through likes, votes of approval, or followers.”

Remarkable Hire uses this “social evidence” to provide candidates with proven experience in specific areas, like JavaScript, CSS, and MySQL. This experience is validated through a scoring system that evaluates each person’s knowledge in that area. Each candidate’s skills are listed in detail and rated on a scale of one to four stars.

Results will be ordered based on the candidate’s proficiency in these skills, not just how many times those skills are listed on a resume. A bio and contact information is also listed, giving employers a way to recruit those hires.

“We strongly believe that the best candidates are not spending their time hanging out on job boards or frequently keeping their LinkedIn profile up to date and polished,” Remarkable Hire co-founder Jamey Jeff told The Washington Post. “The best folks are already in jobs and doing a good job at them.”

While there are no shortage of job sites online, Remarkable Hire notes that many of these sites charge listing fees to employers, who then must spend large amounts of time weeding through resumes. Many of these resumes are padded with inaccurate information that fails to tell employers a potential hire’s actual expertise in a particular skill. With Remarkable Hire, employers are able to find candidates that are acknowledged as experts by others in the same field.

According to Remarkable Hire, companies spend an average of $10,000 on hiring and recruiting talent, only to find that the majority of those hired aren’t top talent. Remarkable Hire’s plans cost $349.99 per month to pay monthly, but you’ll get the first week free, allowing you a chance to try the site out. Or you can pay annually and save $50 per month.

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About Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and young adult/middle grade novelist, who worked in information systems for more than a decade. Her first book, 30 Days of No Gossip, will be released by Simon and Schuster in spring 2014. She lives in Nashville with her husband.