Tactical Challenges In Hiring Junior Engineers
tl;dr: The costs incurred of hiring a junior engineer isn't always realized. "If a team isn’t willing to invest at least 1–2 years, they shouldn’t be hiring junior engineers." Investment comes in mentorship, manager's loss of productivity, and other ways outlined here.
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Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills
tl;dr: Study by NCSU & Microsoft suggests that whiteboarding interviews are deeply flawed. They create performance anxiety inhibiting coding ability, bias towards candidates who can afford to prepare and those the interviewee prefers.
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Tell Candidates What To Expect From Your Job Interviews
tl;dr: Given candidates won't know your interview process from the start - which can lead to confusion - share a simple document beforehand outlining the process and how they should prepare. Julia provides Stripe's sample document.
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Remote Career Summit 2020
tl;dr: "The largest virtual job fair for remote professionals and companies."
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State of Software Engineers
tl;dr: Demand for AR/VR and gaming engineering roles are growing fastest, insight into salaries based on location and other trends
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Understanding This Scientific Theory Can Teach Companies to Hire (and Retain) The Best Engineers
tl;dr: Remove dissatisfaction factors to hire the best engineers - these are hygiene factors such as low salary or poor office space. Improve motivating factors to retain hires, such as creating interesting work and increasing responsibility.
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New Evidence of Age Bias in Hiring, and a Push to Fight It
tl;dr: There is more evidence that companies discriminate against hiring older people, creating more litigation and research into the issue.
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Working Together When We’re Not Together
tl;dr: Distributed teams perform as well as in-person teams. However, there are issues in building connections and syncing schedules. Three recommendations - forge connections, spend time getting to know each other & set scheduling boundaries.
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How NOT To Hire A Software Engineer
tl;dr: Common mistakes include not giving interviewees enough time to solve problems, judging if a problem is solved but not the method it was solved by, not assessing how mistakes are handled, conducting multiple shorter interviews, whiteboarding and not tailoring to the interviewee's background.
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