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Hiring Developers? 5 Top Tips to Recruit and Retain a Good Team


By Aaron Horst

“Rather than shaming your team when a bug or defect is found, establish a system where developers chip in a buck or two to a common fund (we call ours a ‘bug jar’)”

Hiring developers can be as frustrating as pinpointing a post-release software bug and as time-consuming as writing a requirement specification document, writes Aaron Horst, Director of Engineering, iHire

As technology disrupts virtually every market, it’s not surprising that software developer jobs are expected to grow at a rate of 24 percent through 2026 – much faster than average. But the tight labor market and widening skills gap are making filling these positions even more challenging.

In fact, 65 percent of technology leaders believe a lack of talent is holding back their organization.

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