As the war for tech talent continues, companies are feeling the pressure to offer exorbitant salaries in an effort to win out against their competitors. It’s a candidate’s market, with degree-holding software engineers having their pick of employment.
But what about candidates that don’t have an official engineering degree, but do have the right skills to get the job done?
Someone who has the skills necessary for the job is often overlooked because they lack the traditional degree from a university to back it up.
In a recent study conducted by Hired, the importance of hiring for skills over pedigree is highlighted. A candidate that has the skills to do the job but took a different path to get there should not be overlooked, especially in this competitive tech talent market.
Non-traditional education methods, like coding bootcamps, are becoming increasingly popular. As Toronto Global continues to advise clients on more ways to tackle the issue of talent, I have been thinking about the value that a coding bootcamp has to offer.
Recently, when speaking with a client in the Bay Area, we talked about how upskilling, reskilling, and non-traditional avenues, like a bootcamp, could be part of the answer to the tech talent crunch. He mentioned that his company has had great success in hiring quality developers coming out of various bootcamp programs.
Toronto has several comprehensive coding bootcamps; in fact, in the last two years many have experienced record numbers when it comes to enrolment.
Bootcamps are expanding as well, to include programs in Data Science and UX/UI Design. Many are even offering enterprise options too, which means you can reskill or upskill existing employees as an added bonus.
As companies look to hire tech talent in Toronto, Toronto Global can connect you with the employment teams at various bootcamps to get a sense of what students are learning, attend employer showcase events, or even become an industry partner – allowing you to recruit the best talent as quickly as possible.
In this market, hiring talent based on skills should be a top priority. Toronto Global is here to assist our clients in accessing all potential talent avenues, including coding bootcamps. Get in touch with us to kickstart your growth in the Toronto region.