Yesterday, LinkedIn data scientist James Raybould posted a blog ranking the 10 Most InDemand Startups Among Bay Area Engineers. The war for talent is alive and well in Silicon Valley and the battle for engineering talent is fierce. Based on site interactions among Bay Area engineering talent on LinkedIn, Mr. Raybould details the companies leading the race.
We reviewed the list and weren’t surprised to find that in each category, the majority of the companies mentioned were Jobvite customers. Specifically:
- 60% of the top 10 Most Indemand Startups among Bay Area Engineers
- 80% of the On the Rise Honorees and Honorable Mention Winners
- 50% of the Stars of 2012
- 66% of the Two-Time Honorees
Coincidence? Absolutely not. Every recruiter worth their salt will tell you that passive candidates are the best (and our customers data proves this, too). To reach those passive candidates, you have to harness the power of the social web in your hiring and sourcing processes. The companies highlighted by LinkedIn are providing their employees with a fast-to-use tool for sharing job openings within their social networks. As a result, they are reaching more passive candidates, promoting their company’s employment brand, and tracking their success. It’s no wonder they are winning the war for engineering talent in the Valley.
And make no mistake; it’s not just companies in the valley that are battling it out. Companies of all sizes – and in all industries – are winning the war for talent on a daily basis using Jobvite solutions. Learn how you can win the war for talent today.