The myth of software development recruiting.
Where’s the talent? Here at Techtonic. The shortage of North American-based software developers is a myth. Why?
When sourcing and screening, traditional recruiters continue to apply old school thinking and checkbox methods. This micro-focus on the “right” college and a couple gigs on one stack or another has neglected swaths of immensely talented people.
Techtonic’s disruptive model accepts just 10% of applicants into our proprietary, DOL-registered apprenticeship program. These are onshore software developers that we train and mentor for a year.
That program includes three months of intensive classroom instruction followed by nine months of in-house development on client projects.
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Repeating the Past
It is insanity to repeat the past, right?
So, why do students still sit classrooms, getting “trained” in HTML, CSS, Python — or whatever technology was hot yesterday? And yet, it means nothing the moment they walk into your shop. Your new apps or legacy platform, the culture, your perks and pay — shock the system. The best candidates mumble, too new, too old, too slow, or the offer is too low.
No, because it gets worse. The few that thrive — turnover within two years. Competitors offer just a bit more, somewhere the grass is always greener. Your talent pipeline shows too few, too late. HR just rolls its eyes.
Is it you or me?
This myth of a talent shortage is self-induced. So, Techtonic flipped the paradigm. We changed who, where, and how software developers get sourced and onboarded.
Techtonic Takes the Risk Out of Hiring Tech Talent
The traditional model of software talent acquisition seeks programmers in all the old, familiar places. Then comes turnover and competition, the spinning wheel of empty seats and subpar performance. Techtonic answers these risks while advancing your workforce diversity and inclusion (D&I). Early career development officers also embrace Techtonic’s unique program.
We employ a proprietary, DOL-certified model that shortens the time-to-hire, screens and prepares tech talent for your stack, and delivers proven, diverse, onshore developers with true grit and real-world experience. Guaranteed.
Our tech apprenticeship program cracked the code in software development recruiting.
Our DOL certification assures means that each tech talent undergoes comprehensive screening and an intellectually demanding program.
Techtonic’s program features a capstone: nine months of real-world development, writing code, doing QA, and other intermediate to advanced dev work.
Just 10% of diversity and inclusion-focused applicants are accepted at Techtonic. And if you find your placement does not keep pace, we replace them or your money back.