[TriLUG] Hiring Good People [was Re: OT Humor (at least to me)]
ncsufan at pobox.com
Sat Sep 29 13:00:11 EDT 2007
IMHO the people who are the best at their jobs are the most interested and invest some of their free time improving their skill set(s). This makes user groups a great place to recruit. The best people generally have jobs already though and aren't necessarily actively looking to move, so having something extra to offer is a big help. As expensive as recruiting and hiring new talent is, I'm often surprised at how little employers do to retain good people.
I highly recommend Chad Fowler's book "My Job Went to India - (and All I Got Was This Lousy Book)". It's a great resource for anyone wanting to become one of those "best" people, and for anyone looking for them to hire.
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:08:00 -0400
From: Jason Tower <jtower at cerient.net>
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] OT Humor (at least to me)
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion <trilug at trilug.org>
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same here, everyone i've hired (either full time or for contract work) has come
from trilug or via personal recommendations. in *any* business networking is
one of the single most important factors, and IT is no exception.
Christopher L Merrill wrote:
> > We were in the same position as you, recently. Out of 3 hires, we've only
> > kept one. That one came from one of the local developer group meetings.
> > We got a lot of junk leads from Monster, Hot Jobs, etc, but not much quality.
> > Work your network!
> > C
> > Ron Joffe wrote:
>> >> On the subject of employment we are in the process of trying to hire a few
>> >> programmer types. I am looking for suggestions as to how best a small company
>> >> can go about finding resources without spending a huge amount of time
>> >> interviewing folks who do not have the proper background.
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