Episode 56

Developer Hiring

February 27th, 2019

44 mins 28 secs

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Developer Hiring

TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email workshops@tablexi.com or find us at http://tablexi.com.workshops

Today on the show, we're talking about hiring with Jennifer Tu and Zee Spencer of Cohere, Thayer Prime of Team Prime, and software consultant Matt Patterson. We talk about the entire developer hiring process from how to advertise your company to potential candidates, through coding tests and interviews, and all the way to the final decision process. It's a great conversation with a lot of different perspectives and a lot of good advice. We’d like to hear from you. What do you look for when hiring developers? Let us know at http://techdoneright.io/56 or on Twitter at @tech_done_right

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Notes

02:55 - Common Mistakes When Hiring Developers

05:17 - Effective Hiring Procedures and Interview Processes

10:31 - Getting Your Company’s Name Out There

15:30 - Recruitment, Onboarding, and Reviews

18:52 - Sending Take-Home Exercises and the Problems They Present; Pre-Hire Pairing

30:33 - Good and Bad Uses of Interview Time

33:11 - Developing Interview Question and Using Standardization to Remove Biases

35:34 - Making Yes/No Decisions

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