Refactored 018: "Hiring That Doesn't Suck"

Wherein Frank doesn't want to work for Gavin Belson, and Chris blames Millenials.

published Apr 13, 2021
Show Notes

Refactored #018: “Hiring That Doesn’t Suck”

On this episode of Refactored…

  • Frank and Chris explain their old funnel-shaped hiring process that was reductive… until it wasn’t.
    1. Resume Screen
    2. Automated Code Test
    3. HR Screen
    4. Resume & Documentation Review
    5. Human Call
    6. Nerd Call
  • The guys elaborate on their “two to say yes; maybe means no” policy.
  • Frank would rather BS an answer to the question “what is your greatest weakness,” than slit his wrists for Gavin Belson.
  • Chris really pushes to make technical interviews conversational, rather than straight Q & A.
  • Frank’s team is now doing pair programming in their interviews… and it sounds hella cool.
  • The guys have GREAT bars in their marketing collateral.
  • Chris' team has added a final panel interview wherein the hiring manager leaves before it’s over - genius or crazy? You decide.
  • The guys agree - again - that Javascript is awful. Especially on the server.
  • Frank makes his second promise in as many weeks and Chris objects emphatically.
  • … and much more!

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