When you embark on recruitment for technical roles it should be pretty straightforward – you specify the technical skills they need and then interview the people who have those skills. Wrong!
If you’ve ever been through this process you’ll know that what people say they can do doesn’t always turn out to be fact. They may have ‘some knowledge’ of a technical discipline, but when it comes to the crunch, they aren’t good enough. In our experience most companies interview dozens of people before finding one that is technically up to scratch and a good fit for their organisation.