re: What strategies an early Startup should use to hire good software engineers? VIEW POST


What I've seen is that the hiring process is exhausting and frustrating as hell for both companies and candidates.

Companies are typically afraid of making mistakes and cargo culting what worked for $FAMOUS_COMPANY. Google for example. Well Google has done some internal research and found out that their famous whole interview process was almost no better than nothing. Brain teasers only helped interviewer to feel smarter. There was no correlation between the performance on the job and the performance during the job interview.

Hiring is broken and isn't worth fixing

If I was in charge, I would

  • make the hiring process simpler than my concurrents. Ideally contract-to-hire. But in any case, take care of not wasting people's time.
  • invest in training much more than my concurrents
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