Lead Dev 2016 London: I just know the right person! Networks and hiring in tech
- Yasmina Banaszczuk @lasersushi
Hiring from your own personal network is the fast and the obvious. Your network provides:
But it comes with perception bias. Peolple tend to favor others similar to themselves. This is the habitus: “he reminds me of a younger myself”
The size of the network doesn’t matters, its diversity does.
Company culture is not about drinks.
TD;DL: ensure diversity in your recruitment.