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Hiring Interns

Done right, hiring interns is a win-win situation. You get somebody who’s keen to dive in and help out, and will bring a fresh perspective to your team. In return, the intern gets solid

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Contacting Candidates

The first point of contact is an important step in the recruitment process. Here’s what we’ve learned about making that initial introduction: Consider carefully who makes the first

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Reading a CV

The are two important things to realise about CVs. Firstly they’re for screening out, not for making final decisions. It’s important not to make assumptions as to candidate fit

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Hiring for Culture

Culture isn’t about beer, ping-pong tables or t-shirts, as a rough rule if you can buy it in a shop it’s isn’t your “culture”. ‘Culture fit’ is unique to

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Creating a Great Recruitment Process

Before you start interviewing candidates for an open role, you should map out what questions will need to be asked and how you’ll structure the interviews to get those questions answered.

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What makes a good Developer?

How do you know if a developer is good? Answer: you have to watch them code. (Whiteboard or laptop is fine; your choice.) Decide as a team how much syntax matters, and remain consistent. For

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What makes a good Sales Person?

For many reasons, hiring a sales person is different to hiring a developer. Since sales is an external-facing role, you have to think about whether or not you’d want this candidate to

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Interviewing for a skill set you don’t have

Talk to your friends at other companies who have the specialty you’re hiring for. Ask about their previous interviews, and how they hire for their current team. You could even ask that friend to

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Making the Hiring decision

It’s important to decide how you feel about a candidate immediately after the interview. Speed is crucial because details and hiring decision accuracy get lost as time goes by. Think about