Ideas for Attracting the Best iOS Developer Candidates
Make Your Organization Stand Out to iOS Developers
Honest and Improved Recruiting
Recruiting and retaining a talented iOS developer can challenge even the best organizations. Meanwhile, finding a new job requires a lot of investment from an iOS developer. Despite the demand for developers of all sorts, organizations have done little to streamline improve the experience of their hiring process.
Part of the problem stems from a lack of uniqueness and creativity. Workplaces copy each other to an astonishing degree. Most offer productivity-killing open floorplan offices. Most offer 401k plans with 1-3% employer matching (even though the IRS allows employers to contribute much more than the employee). Most offer a paltry 15 - 20 days of vacation. Most offer free coffee and snacks.
To get the best developers, your organization need to stand out. The hiring process should entice and excite prospects. To achieve this, your organization must express an opinion. It must defy the norms because copycats never rank above average.
Aspirational Recruiting Ideas
Ideas to stand above the crowd and get the iOS developer you want to hire:
Guarantee that you will respond to every application within one business day
Guarantee a response to each stage of the recruiting process within one or two days
Exactly match your job listing to your interview; don't have hidden or unnecessary requirements in your listing
Make every step of your recruiting process enjoyable, not a slog
Disclose your procedure for evaluating candidates
Do not request the current or former salary of any candidates
Never ask candidates to fill out application forms, or to create or transcribe a resume in a new format
If you use a third-party recruiter, insist that your company name be disclosed in every post
Publicly list an email address where complaints about your recruiters or recruiting process can be sent; respond within one business day
Implement the Rooney Rule: interview at least one minority candidate for every position
Make it clear that your business will pay -- in advanced, if requested -- all costs associated with your interview process
Allow, or even encourage remote work
Provide distraction-free offices with closing doors
Consider compensating developers for their time spent interviewing