Hiring Great ReliaDevorators


Hiring is hard.  Hiring in tech is often harder because we tend to focus on concrete, measurable skills and often ignore or devalue soft skills since they’re not as easy to evaluate.


Everyone should be invested in the hiring practices at their company because these are the people that are going to make your company grow and be successful and these are the people you’re going to interact with every day, possibly for years.


In this structured talk I will offer some directed ways of thinking about hiring, conducting interviews, and performing valuations.  While the major benefit is in shifting your thinking on the hiring process, I will also provide some concrete examples that can be used in practice.  There may not be a single recipe everyone can follow but we can all cook with the same set of ingredients.


Attendees should walk away with a clearer understanding of how to build a hiring pipeline that will help answer the fundamental questions: 

* Will this person be able to do the job eventually?

* How long will it take them to contribute?

* Is this some I will want to work with?


The pieces of that pipeline include: 

* Establishing what you really need from this role

* Determining the necessary skill level and ramp up time

* Ascertain which specific vs general skills are required

* Identifying what resources are available to help them

* Creating an interviewing process using Rubrics

* Selling the job.

Room 105
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00