#TChat Preview: How Tech Pros Can Help Assess and Hire Tech Pros

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#TChat Preview How Tech Pros Can Help Assess and Hire Tech Pros

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about why the best recruitment means smarter workforce marketing, and this week we’re going to talk about how tech pros can help assess and hire tech pros.

In the world of recruiting, experts are a little more difficult to define. The exception to this rule is in the field of technology. The tech field is based on those who have real-world, developed, sought-after skills.

True technical expertise is difficult to find, even as it is increasingly needed in today’s rich digital economy. With companies increasingly relying on their employees’ technical acumen, it has become more important than ever to make quick, accurate hiring decisions.

Studies have shown that the cost of a bad hire can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. The cost of onboarding and training an employee that turns out not to have the technical skill level needed to complete their job is not only disheartening, but wastes valuable resources.

These are the many reasons why you need seasoned technical experts to help you hire your tech pros today.

#TChat Event: How Tech Pros Can Help Assess and Hire Tech Pros

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Tune in to our LIVE online podcast Wednesday, January 20 — 1 pm ET / 10 am PT

Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how tech pros can help assess and hire tech pros with this week’s guest: Kevin Rooney, CEO of Expert Interview, a service that assesses technical skills resulting in better-informed hiring decisions.

#TChat on Twitter — Wednesday, January 20— 1:30 pm ET / 10:30 am PT

Immediately following the live show, the team will move to the #TChat Twitter stream to continue the discussion with the entire TalentCulture community. We invite everyone with a Twitter account to participate as we gather for a dynamic live chat, focused on these related questions:

Q1: What types of assessments and/or interviews can help improve tech recruiting? #TChat  (Tweet this Question)

Q2: How do less competitive industries compete in tech recruiting with big tech brands?#TChat (Tweet this Question)

Q3: Can tech expert assessments/interviews help improve tech recruiting and hiring?#TChat (Tweet this Question)

Until then, we’ll keep the discussion going on the #TChat Twitter feed, our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group, and in our TalentCulture G+ community. Feel free to drop by anytime and share your questions, ideas and opinions. See you there!

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Kevin W. Grossman

Kevin W. Grossman

Kevin W. Grossman is the Talent Board Vice-President responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Expe-rience Awards program and other Talent Board activities for North America. He also produces and hosts the new Reach West Radio where each week he talks with his guests about their effectual stretch and the impact it makes in the worlds of work and life. Kevin co-founded and co-hosted the highly popular weekly TalentCulture #TChat with Meghan M. Biro for over five years. A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, Kevin has over 17 years of domain expertise and familiarity with the HR and recruiting technology marketplace and remains a top social influencer in leadership, human resources, talent management and recruiting. He’s been a prolific "HR business" blogger and writer since 2004 and his first business book titled Tech Job Hunt Handbook was released in December 2012 from Apress.