Monday, October 17, 2016
SMCI – Best Blogs of October
SMCI – The Best Blogs of October features stories to put you on track to write a killer job description when recruiting, as well as creating a corporate culture that will attract new hires. Additionally, learn how bolstering your security can be a competitive differentiator for business.
How to Write a Killer Job Description
It’s easy to whip out a job description, right? Just layout the skills desired and the type of work that needs to be done. But for companies that are seeking in-demand IT workers, it is definitely worth taking extra steps to sharpen up that job description.
Artfully written job descriptions designed to attract top-tier candidates should give prospective applicants a sense of what it would be like to join the organization, advices a report in ERE Media.
Additionally, companies should include not only a short description of the business but also outline the organization’s mission and culture. Basically, make the candidate feel like they are well versed in the company before they step foot on your campus.
Read the full article here.
Create a Culture that Attracts Candidates
When competing against industry titans like Microsoft, Amazon.com and Google for IT professionals, you will likely be going against a salary package that is 20% to 30% higher than the industry average for a number of small companies, according to a Seattle Times report.
But like David and Goliath, the smaller company can win out if the strategy is right. One thing that can make an underdog attractive is its culture. And touting one’s company culture will also attract the right type of candidate – think of the old saying birds of a feather flock together.
Rover, a dog-sitting startup, found that to be the case. The company noted employees receive such perks as paid bereavement time if their pet dies, as well as free dog sitting when on vacation.
Read more here.
Setting Up Your Security Strategy
Companies fall into one of two buckets when it comes to security – those that have had a security breach and those that do not yet know they have suffered a hack attack. And in this ZDNet report, it notes that this is a poor showing, considering $75 billion has been spent on security technology last year.
The report offers up three steps companies should consider taking to shore up their defenses and how this can provide a competitive differentiator.
It also advises companies that they should bake security into their services and products from the get-go, rather than consider it a nice feature to later add on. Of course, this takes the hiring of software security professionals, which Software Management Consultants Inc. (SMCI) can aid you on.
Read more about the ZDNet report here.