O'Donovan, Elizabeth (2007) Exploration of strategies to recruit skills to a small Software Development company. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.
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The aim of the research was to explore strategies to recruit skills to a small software development company. The research methodology for the primary research was qualitative semi-structured interviews. A sample group of five companies based in the Digital Hub were interviewed. The findings showed that the companies who were achieving most success in recruitment were utilising a broad range of both formal and informal recruitment methods. The findings also showed that in addition to the regular recruitment methods, Outsourcing was the most utilised response to skills shortages. The use of technology has riot had a significant impact in recruitment, even in the software sector. There was some evidence that Employer Branding is starting to play an increasingly important role in recruitment. All of the companies appeared to be very choosy about selecting applicants, to the extent that perhaps they themselves are creating skills shortages by being so selective.
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