Hiring for Fit, Hiring for Talent

by Genghis Philip | at MinneBar 11 | 1:45 – 2:35 in Proverb-Edison | View Schedule

If you don't have a full blown HR department, chances are that hiring is kind of a black box for you. It's the most important part of growing a company, and a hell of a financial investment, but a lot of companies end up hiring people who are good at interviewing, not good at their jobs. Chances are, you don't need someone who's only good at talking about their resume.

What this talk will cover:

(Briefly) Figuring out when you need to hire.

Interviewing stakeholders and doing a work audit.

Writing a job description people WANT to apply for.

Creating an interview rhythm.

Creating interview criteria and collateral.

Actually interviewing.

Deciding on, and executing, a hire!

What this talk WON'T cover:

Recruiting. You definitely want to go listen to Paul DeBettignies to learn all about that. Tech unemployment in the Twin Cities is so low you'll cry, so you need strategies to fill your hopper. My talk is mostly about how to separate the wheat from the chaff once they're in.

All levels

Genghis Philip

Genghis is an ultimate player, boxer, and gamer. He has spent the better part of the last decade making sure teams work well together at various and sundry tech companies around the cities, with titles ranging from Scrum Master to Director of Engineering to COO. He also sits on the board of the Twin Cities Ultimate League and thinks you should sign up for summer league.

I guess you could follow him on Twitter (@hawksfire), but only if you're particularly interested in all-caps tweets about the Chicago Bears.