Technology expertise is in greater demand than I can remember and I was an IT recruiter through Y2K! Today, candidates are in control, checking what is out there, "keeping my options open" is a phrase I've never heard so much before.
Candidates contact me about a vacancy I've advertised and casually tell me they've accepted a job offer, but my vacancy looks interesting and they've got time to interview before starting the job they've accepted !!! Or maybe they won't start it because something more interesting comes along.
As the competition has never been hotter, you need to use everything you have to attract and retain technology talent. Even once the candidate has accepted your job offer, don't think job done. Instead, stay engaged with them right up to the night before they start to make sure they actually do join.
Have a look at this article in Computing
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