HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

Finding Top Tech Talent with Ilya Brotzky, VanHack

March 10, 2022 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 407
HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts
Finding Top Tech Talent with Ilya Brotzky, VanHack
Show Notes

In this HRchat episode, we discuss ways to find, hire, and retain top tech talent from around the world.

Our returning guest is Ilya Brotzky, CEO and CoFounder of VanHack, a global platform for tech talent looking to get hired anywhere and work from anywhere.

Questions Include:

  • Why are software developers and other tech talents so hard to attract and recruit at the moment?
  • Why should firms in Canada and the US look globally to secure top tech talent? 
  • What did the pandemic do to widen the available talent pool for hiring companies?
  • VanHack has helped hire around 1500 software developers and I understand that the average tenure of a hire facilitated by VanHack has risen to 2.9 years. What can recruiters do to find and attract talent who'll stay and grow with the company?
  • What are the most common challenges in remote hiring?  How can we overcome them?
  • You and I have both emigrated. For those positions that still require relocation, what are the typical anxieties of candidates? 
  • Slowly but surely companies are moving to more diverse, gender-inclusive hiring practices - what have you been observing with some of the companies you’ve been working with? 
  • You have a couple of recruiting fairs and events coming up in 2022. Can you run through them with me and what candidates and hiring companies can expect? 

More About Ilya

Featured in Fast Company, BC Business, Betakit, and elsewhere, Ilya leads a team of around 80 employees from 13 countries with the mission of creating a borderless world for tech talent through jobs. He holds a Bachelors of Applied Economics from Cornell University and has helped raise over $100,000 for a variety of charities in Africa and South America.

More About VanHack

VanHack helps candidates find remote jobs, relocation jobs, or a combination of the two. This allows companies to hire amazing senior and diverse talent and more quickly.

Check out, and register for, upcoming job fairs by VanHack here.

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