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[DoSelect Event] X-Ray Recruiting - The Sourcing Tutorial For GitHub And Stack Overflow

The recruitment community is tightly knit amongst the leaders, and leaders only. Their talks range from strategies to metrics that change the face of hiring in organisations. The surprising disturbing thing is only a handful talk about the recruiters who are getting their hands dirty while implementing the said changes.X-Ray Recruiting is a mission to change that. We want ...

Your Employee Value Proposition Starts Here - Your People!

During a recent, interesting conversation, a talent acquisition executive voiced a profound opinion that has since, stayed with us. “An organization’s Employee Value Proposition comes to exist the moment an organization is born”, he remarked. The challenge is not creating an EVP at birth; 85% talent acquisition executives at established GICs rue the absence of EVPs, altogether. They are ...

Decoding A Successful Hire’s Candidate Persona

This is part II of our series on helping recruitment teams halve their “time to hire” by building candidate personas. If you missed part I, have your fill here.“Treat candidates like customers”Prophecies, oh dear prophecies – what does not come as a prelude to prophecies is the realization that there are invariably three stooges to them – the good, the ...

Accurately Predict Your Next Data Science Candidate On Doselect

Ever wondered at the ease with which Amazon pops out the next book off their virtual shelves and accurately suggests you might love it? Or the way Netflix almost knows what your television preferences are? What drives this oh-so-pleasant experience for a user when they land at your web or mobile application? The heart of this answer lies in a ...

DBA Applicant Screening - Why Grind It When You Can Automate It?

The road of hiring a programmer is convoluted and enervating. The frazzled state of recruiters at the finish line down that path is a sight we shudder to think of. Our recent venture down the database lane gave us an opportunity to speak to some of the most established professionals in the sector, and their experiences were an eye-opener.While ...

8 Reasons To Dump Your Current Tech. Assessments Vendors, Now.

Did you notice we mentioned them as “vendors” and not partners?We have been having numerous discussions with progressive HR and Technical teams about the perils of working with vendors in the current assessment landscape. If technology pundits and experts are anything to go by, non-linear growth would be the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ...

Introducing Code Quality Analysis Engine - Of Comparing Apples To Apples

Two code samples. Both pass the specified test cases.Question: How does your current assessment engine determine the better sample of the two?Answer: It can’t.Until now.That hit you hard. Didn’t it?Ask any engineering manager about factors that contribute to “technical debt”, and “shitty code” pops out as the first, almost knee-jerk like reaction. Now ...

How To Recruit A Software Developer, Not

It’s a season of peeves, my dear reader. The mother of all pet peeves, though, triggered a bush fire of sorts last month, when this thread at Hacker News went viral. The explosion in the number of upvotes, comments and collective jeering on a prevalent phenomenon which precedes technical recruitment (we call it “the algorithmic lottery”) triggered a debate ...

Guide To Effecting Tech Recruiting

Doesn’t matter if you’re a product company or not, you will need technical people in your team who can drive technology to run your company. Since technology is growing at an unstoppable pace, every organisation wants to be faster and efficient in the market.Coming to the point: What can you do to make your tech recruiting more ...

9 Steps To Solve Any Interview Brainteaser

“How much does a school bus weigh?”“How many people are currently online in Germany?”“How many windows are there in New York City?”And, most importantly: “How the heck do you answer these crazy questions?”Because if you’re interviewing for a tech job, chances are you’ll get thrown one of these curveballs at some point during the ...

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