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Monday, August 6 • 14:00 - 15:15
Hunting for Diamonds: Hiring the Very Best for Your Agile Team (Jeffrey Davidson, Jo Avent)

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"Where do we find great people?" It sounds like a simple question, but it means a whole bunch more.
How do we hire great people? What goes in a good job description? How do you review résumés? Should we have pre-tests? What about trick questions? Who should interview and for how long and what kind of interview is it and, oh my gosh, how do we even interview people properly? What should we evaluate candidates against? How do we know they will fit? What if we make a bad hire? How much time will it take? How do we help new team members succeed?
Hiring isn't harder than coding, but it's a lot more complicated than picking where to have lunch. Come to this interactive presentation to learn about a hiring process that was part of building a world-class team. Along the way we will talk about all the elements, how they fit together, what might be changed, and how you can apply these steps to your organization.
If you are ready to answer these questions and find the very best for your team (whether technical or not), attend Hunting for Diamonds!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what's needed before the job description is posted
  • Observe a step-by-step process for hiring
  • Compare & contrast your hiring process to what other organizations are doing


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Jo Avent

Co-Founder, TalentWall
Jo believes hiring is a team sport and is particularly interested in diversity, hiring for potential, and applying agile methods to Talent Acquisition teams. When she's not doing that she's mostly making up puns.
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Jeffrey Davidson

Founder, Leading Great Teams
Jeffrey Davidson helps teams uncover their greatness. It’s there already, but too often hiding. Using a combination of stories, engagement, and activities, Jeffrey lays the groundwork for lasting change in leaders and teams; building models of execution and cooperation, guiding... Read More →

Monday August 6, 2018 14:00 - 15:15 PDT
Marriott Salon 8