What I Learned About Hiring when Looking for Work as a Software Development Team
As someone who has spent several years continuously iterating towards a more accurate and inclusive hiring process for software developers I thought I had a pretty good handle on how to hire well. After a mass redundancy my team and I decided to look for work together. We chose two of Melbourne’s best technology companies, went through their hiring processes and came out the other side with varied and contradictory results. Both companies have a sensible version of a best practises hiring process so how could the outcomes have been so different?
Here’s my take on why and how my thinking around hiring has changed because of it.