Startit meetup – IT Recruitment as the tip of the iceberg

Startit meetup – IT Recruitment as the tip of the iceberg

When the topic of recruitment arises among HR/IT circles, attention is momentarily established in the direction of the crucial question: do you perhaps have a new solution?

Regardless of whether IT recruitment is accessed in a large, small, medium or a startup company, everyone primarily has and will have difficulties attracting the needed staff along with required talented individuals.

Certainly both are quite different problems.

It is well known that the first and crucial part of the problem lies in the deficit:

There is a lack of IT experts in the workforce, and there will be one in the years to come. The deficit is a constant that should be taken into consideration and one which HR-IT strategies should be built on: attraction, retention and development of IT staff.

What has changed in the last 5 years?


  • Obtaining results on IT recruitment is becoming more and more complex
  • The employer brand has taken on an exceptional importance
  • Global demand is also present in our “backyard”


Furthermore, perhaps one of the most important questions is: Who dictates the terms of IT recruitment?

To maintain market competitiveness we need new solutions. One way of finding new HR solutions in creating an incentive HR environment is the data-driven approach:
based on the collection and analysis of relevant data within the organization.

We invite you to come so we can qualitatively exchange experiences and knowledge. Attendance at the event is free, but due to the limited availability of seats, you need to sign up here.

The content of the lectures is intended for HR professionals and CEOs of IT companies.

How to recognize young leaders

How to recognize young leaders

In this age of deficit – of meaning, of health, of goods – in the era where satisfaction is the ultimate proclaimed value and where meaningful satisfaction is replaced by short-term stimulation of senses, to identify young leaders and to educate and retain them becomes crucial for the survival of companies that cannot equally compete for such talent.

The survival of small and medium-sized companies is not the goal of a post globalized society. Its monopolistic sharks are poised to consume everything and leave only the rare folklore examples of work and education construed through the return-to-nature and new age values.

Faced with the global deficit of qualified professionals, where the focus is on quantity rather than quality, the recognition of young leaders is crucial for the survival of any company.

Identifying young leaders is carried out by HR whose role is to inform the CEO whether the characteristics and the trajectory of a particular candidate coincide with those of the company.

The parameters for identifying young leaders:

  • To what extent can they adequately receive and process information?

Indicators for this are:

  • If they bring peace to the environment.
  • When a delay occurs in the work process, they recognize which connections are disconnected, and which incorrectly connected.
  • These are the types of people that others like to be friends with.
  • They have the power to endure to the very end.
  • They have self-discipline.
  • Do they want to lead?
    • If they have a vision of ascendance which is true, it will elevate the employees to a higher level of organization, focus and understanding.
    • It is important how the future leaders react when they come into conflict with people above them who have power.
  • The correct response for the future leader is to listen and then respond creatively in terms of resolving the situation. In other words, they know how to listen and how to turn their idea into action without hurting others.
  • Do the chosen future leaders have the stomach for it?
  • The quality of their conviction determines how long they can persevere without losing sight of their guiding idea, its trajectory and its meaning.
  • Will they be able to withstand the suffering of others?
  • The proper empathy enables them to help others. This is where their protective role comes to the forefront.
  • Will they be able to control fears of what might happen to them as leaders?

These types of people need to be educated and supported in order to deepen the skills they have and acquire new ones. This will increase their tolerance when it comes to unpredictable situations that put their knowledge to the test, enabling them to act with confidence by relying on their experiential depots.

  • Can they articulate their vision?

Training them to make themselves easily understood by others, enabling others to accept and implement their ideas. Their employees can accept those ideas as valuable only if they are beneficial for everyone.

  • Do they want to expand the company or set up deeper roots for the company they work for?

The first is a matter of creativity – to achieve results with limited resources. As for the second, the company gains stability when fundamental human values are introduced. The indicator for this is the creation of discipline and self-discipline, which forms a steady focus that prevents manipulation and increases tolerance to disruptive factors which are then perceived as obstacles that can be overcome.

Questions that young leaders should ask themselves:

  • Will I be able to be humble before my colleagues and superiors and show my gratitude, or will my pride swallow me?

The believing discourse determines whether they worked for the good of others, or for personal gain. The quality of the believing discourse determines the consequences they will suffer as a result of situations when someone intends to harm them.

  • Will this make me a better person?

The answer is yes, if the discipline of work has become the discipline of faith. This means that the execution of tasks is not a mere execution of tasks, but rather a material realization of the believing discourse that permeates them.



Our 2016 study “Shaping the Future of HR in IT” will leverage insights from CEOs, IT professionals, HR professionals and the future IT talent in order to set new research-based directions for the successful development of HR in the IT industry.

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If you are an IT professional or an HR professional, you can fill out the brief surveyhere and tell us what you think.

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