Agile Hiring by Sean Landis

By Sean Landis

This booklet offers a clean strategy that's verified by means of hearth: built through the writer in over two decades of expertise hiring software program pros at either small businesses and massive. Drawing on ideas from the "agile" software program improvement stream, this ebook bargains a special strategy to take into consideration hiring.

This e-book deals particular and useful concepts that will help you lease higher now. It additionally provides your hiring employees a version for constantly enhancing person and organizational hiring talents. As you develop into extra expert in hiring, you'll savour this ebook in new methods. Get your hiring workforce at the comparable web page in terms of hiring. This booklet is a must-have reference for somebody focused on hiring software program execs.

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It is helpful to have a comments section where notes on the candidate can be provided such as location, visa status, cover letter, or anything else of interest that isn’t in the résumé. The résumé and any other documents should be linked to the entry in the tracking system. As reviewers and interviewers encounter the candidate, they comment in the tracking system. The system can be used as the focal point for voting on whether to reject the candidate or move him or her to the next phase of the process.

Your company is a business, not a daycare. 2 Chapter 2 · Defining the Target Differentiate between what is desired versus required. You are unlikely to find a candidate that fits all your requirements and desired attributes. By differentiating, you make clear what is critical and what isn’t. This gives you flexibility in hiring. You may be looking for experience in one technology but you might consider listing closely related technologies, especially for the desired but not required skills. Be as accurate as possible in describing the position.

In the next chapter, I’ll discuss how to define the job descriptions you are going to hire for. 38 Chapter 2 Defining the Target If you don’t know what skills, values, and behaviors you want in the candidate, you aren’t going to hit the target. Establish ahead of time how you stand on the specifics of the position you are hiring for, including the job description, salary range, relocation, visa constraints, and any job specific values and behaviors. Although defining job openings is not a core focus of this book, a basic discussion is fundamental to the rest of the material.

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