As an employer, you constantly face challenges when hiring new talent. You have a role that needs to be filled by someone with specific skills. No matter how hard you search, how many potential employees you interview, or how difficult you make the screening process, finding the right candidate is difficult. Searching for tech talent is a modern beast that presents a new set of challenges:
- Recruiting: It isn’t about just finding any employee. It’s about finding the right employee who fits the workplace culture and brings the right talent to the role.
- Experience: You need someone with experience, but you aren’t really sure what type of experience the right candidate has or should have.
- Turnover Costs: Employees are no longer making long-term commitments to companies. You need an employee who’s going to stick around after the training period is over.
- Unrealistic Expectations: As you interview candidates, you start noticing that recent graduates have unrealistic expectations of what they should be making, what the workplace culture should be, and how much their experience is actually worth.
Every employer looking for tech talent faces these and similar challenges when hiring. The question, though, is: how do you mitigate hiring risks?
Mitigate Hiring Risks with Eleven Fifty Academy
When it comes to hiring a new employee, there’s never going to be a 100% guarantee that they’re a perfect fit. However, at Eleven Fifty Academy, we do provide employers with a modern solution to hiring tech talent. Our mission of converting tech interest and passion into employable skills allows us to provide an efficient and relevant path of instruction to lower the risk and acquisition costs for employers.
Our curriculum is crafted in response to the market demands for tech talent. We work with our Industry Advisory board every quarter to better understand what today’s employers are looking for in tech talent and how we can help train our students to have the skills employers are looking for. By providing a curriculum that provides students with the most relevant skills, we help mitigate the risk of hiring and ensure employees have the skills you need.
One of the biggest issues of hiring recent graduates is that they don’t typically have the experience needed to effectively fill a role. However, to mitigate the risks of hiring and to help our graduates enter the workforce ready to contribute to their employers, we provide every SmartStart student with hands-on experiences. Rather than learn from textbooks or lectures, our students learn in an immersive classroom experience where they start coding on day one.
Soft Skill Development
We know that it isn’t just about having the technical skills. You need employees to be well-rounded, so they can blend into your procedures, work environment, and operations. Eleven Fifty works with students to build their presentation, teamwork, and communication skills.
Internship & Apprenticeship Support
Hiring a full-time programmer can be risky for any business. One of the most effective ways Eleven Fifty helps mitigate that risk is by offering internship and apprenticeship opportunities. These programs allow our graduates to gain even more experience, but it also helps businesses test the waters before making a full commitment to hire an employee. Our Career Readiness team will work with you to interview our graduates and we’ll even check in throughout the internship and apprenticeship to make sure everything is still going well.
To further mitigate your risks, the Eleven Fifty Career Readiness team has created an employer network which allows you access to a talented pool of qualified coders. As your employer liaisons, we’ll work with you to find and a hire a programmer who fits you current and future needs.
Want to see how our employer partnerships benefit companies? Check out how we’ve partnered with Axia Technology Partners to develop relevant curriculum and help them find and hire a modern workforce.
If you’re looking for more information on how our team can help elevate your business, be sure to download our Bridging the Technology Skills Gap: A Guide to Elevating Your Business e-book. You can also contact our Career Readiness team to learn more about how we can help mitigate hiring risks!