Hands up, those who can find Cloud candidates

If your company is hiring people to work on the Cloud e.g. Cloud Data Analysts, it is important that you understand what you are looking for, as well as the specialist recruiter who is helping you. Job specs are a very important element in your search for the prime candidate and if the incorrect one is sent out, it makes your life so much harder in the long run.

So many people labour under the misapprehension that the Cloud is merely a back-up for things that exist outside of the Cloud. This is understandable as that is how it is discussed generally but the truth is more complicated than that.

The more information we create, the need to store it and move it around more easily, becomes more and more important. So virtual servers are required in order to store this data. You don’t need to know where it is exactly as long as you know it is safe.

This way of doing things gives you the advantage of expanding and contracting your infrastructure when you need it. This lends flexibility to a business, and the cost savings, especially for start-ups, can be a godsend. Changing to subscriptions and having the stress of hardware taken away helps make the business more agile.

If you already knew all of this, great. Now how are you going to target and hire these professionals?

Firstly, your existing team needs to research and introduce the best fit in terms of Cloud, creating strategies for the adoption of this solution and creating an environment where Cloud is accepted as the next step for the company while also keeping an eye on security concerns.

If you don’t have that help readily available within the company, the next choice is an outside recruitment consultant who has Cloud and data team experience. Ideally a specialist willing to work in a dedicated partnership fashion. They will have the experience, relationships and systems to find the hidden gems.

With many companies waking up to Cloud, there is so much more demand for those same candidates, in addition to new projects coming back online after the stalling during Covid-19. This is one of the most important reasons for the need for correct targeting, including focused job specs. If you get that part wrong, you waste time during the hiring process and miss out on prospects who gravitate toward companies who have their ducks in a row.

During these periods of popularity of new or newish roles, there is a tendency for organisations to start hiring straight from universities because they are the candidates that they can easily find, but that is not the way forward. Of course, the next generation needs to get their start somewhere, but they are not experienced enough at this point. Once you have your team of seniors secured, you should then be looking for the new blood to bring through.

The approach must be specific and those who make the approaches should know enough about Cloud to be able to sell your companies Cloud plan with confidence and also to spot the difference between the new starter and the pro.

The world is moving to the Cloud, that is undeniable. You need to understand and engage with it. Making the correct choice when it comes to hiring always saves time and money, so if it feels like Cloud hiring is something you are struggling to get to grips with, look to those who can do it. It makes perfect sense.

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