When it comes to hiring technical people, many hiring managers get it wrong as they focus more on computer skills and languages instead of their cultural fit and people skills. Here are few techniques to help managers hire great programmers.
Be honest about your culture
Every company and team have its own culture. Culture included vision, mission, goals and working style for a company. Culture also refers to how people treat each other, what the organization allows you to discuss, and what the organization rewards. When you are hiring an employee, you must make sure he/she able to fit your company culture as this will directly affect their efficiency and productivity. Tell your candidates clearly about your culture as only they know what working culture they can fit.
Pay attention on several personal qualities instead of technical skills
List out the personal qualities and non-technical skills under job description. Let applicants know what are the most important soft skills required for the position. For example, you need someone have strong communication skills, the ability to ask for help and the ability to coach others. If you make it a priority to look for some of those needed softs skills over technical skills, you will have better chance of hiring individuals who can adapt well in your work environment.
Ask questions that measure their non-technical skills
Ask questions like ‘If you force to complete your task in a limited time, how you handle it’. Asking this question able to know how they handle stress and complete their work in a limited time. By asking these types of questions, you can measure their personal qualities and softs skills thereby filter out which candidate fit to your company culture.
Create an audition for your candidate
An audition is where you take your actual product, or real data and then ask the person to demonstrate how they would actually work with your product. During an audition, you might start off by showing the candidate your product, and then ask them how they might apply their skills to extend the functionality of the product. It gives candidates the chance to work with your product and allows them to demonstrate if they have the right problem solving and adaptability skills that can be applied to your organization’s specific challenges.
Discuss with your team members
Give your team a chance to meet them, work with them and involve in making hiring decision. It’s a good idea to allow viable candidates the chance to sit with the team and work alongside them on a short trial period. This is the most direct way to know whether the candidate fit to your company culture or not.
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