HIRING FREELANCERS.

Let’s set the scene. You’re a hiring manager at an ‘exciting’ tech business and like any other in your space, you’re urgently hiring for X, Y and Z positions. You’re receiving the job applications organically, are sifting through what’s relevant and what’s not, interviewing people, in some cases offering them but when it comes to…

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Offer Acceptance

Reflecting on my past 12 months of recruitment I was looking at my offer acceptance rate (78%) compared to the market. Recruiting for DevOps in Berlin is not easy. DevOps is a niche skill and the demand is very high for such a small market – as a result, a high offer acceptance rate is…

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How to Write an Inclusive Job Description

Limit ‘must-haves’ in the Job Description The following research in the Harvard Business review article highlights three barriers which mean women are less likely to apply for a role for which they’re not fully qualified when considering ‘must-have’ requirements. Interestingly it seems most people will not apply due to a fear of not getting a…

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Closing the gender gap, to stay competitive.

The commercial advantages of supporting a genuinely diverse recruitment system are – diverse! Particularly if you use specialist services to boost the number of female applicants who have the tech skills you need. For now, just set aside the ethical reasons to practice inclusivity in employment. The hard fact is that the most successful tech…

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The Importance of a Company Culture

Transcript Brad: One of my questions would be then, when you first stepped into Fremtind, it was a company that had a thousand people already within one place, within, well not overnight, but within the time when it was made. So when you went into there as, that digital head of culture position. Brad: How…

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Data Science as a Career Path for Women

  intro: When there are too many options making a decision can become overwhelming. In this clip Luke Parkinson discusses the main factors blocking Data Science being viewed as a possible career path. Maria Ovchinnikova determination and drive to complete tasks is what lead her to a career in data science, but she highlights that…

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Thinking of Interviews as Part of the Onboard Process

Transcription: Eric: What are some of those like when you think about pitfalls that companies go through? Because I think it’s illuminating for candidates to understand the on the company side, it’s often much messier and much more inconsistent than you’d like to imagine. There’s not this like beautiful streamlined funnel that’s happening. It’s more…

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