Software Quality

October 16, 2014

How to hire good talent

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Allen @ 12:02 pm

I love this article on How to hire good talent. I’ve worked has a hiring manager for several years. In those roles, I have observed that the best people for the job are not necessarily those who have the exact skills. In our technical field, where technology changes so swiftly, and where technology is so diverse, it is difficult to find someone who is an expert in the particular toy you happen to own. If that is your main critierion, then you may be disappointed with whom you hire. I love simply being transparent with them, posing the problems we face, and asking them how they will tackle them. It gives me an idea whether they have a clue, and it gives them a clue about what they will face.

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  1. I love the problem of how to identify good hires. We started some of that work at the board, and I built on it at ILM. I think I could develop a really great interview process now. Sadly I don’t need to hire anyone currently. It’s definitely true that just matching the alphabet soup of a technical resume is about the weakest criteria you could use.

    Comment by Uriah Blatherwick — October 19, 2014 @ 8:22 pm


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