Better Hiring Practices for Fun and Profit

Better Hiring Practices for Fun and Profit

Panel for RailsConf 2017 on hiring practices that encourage diversity.

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Cecy C.

May 03, 2017
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  1. Better hiring practices for fun and profit #RAILSCONF 2017

  2. Step 1. Better hiring practices in tech Step 2. ???

    Step 3. Profit! @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  3. #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS

  4. INTROS @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS

  5. Cecy Correa Chapter Leader, Girl Develop It @cecycorrea

  6. Heather Corallo Founder, CTO2 @HRCorallo

  7. Justin Herrick Founder, Lunar Collective @jah2488

  8. Pamela Vickers Software Engineering Manager, Mailchimp @pwnela

  9. What is the worst job interview you’ve ever had? ICEBREAKER

    @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  10. Writing (and reading) job descriptions

  11. How do you write a good job description? JOB DESCRIPTIONS

    @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  12. What advice do you have for job seekers reading job

    descriptions? JOB DESCRIPTIONS @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  13. Assessing tech ability

  14. Setting the stage: Assessing tech ability Doctor’s coat Painter’s coat

    SOURCE: INVISIBILIA ‘WHITE COAT’
  15. What is the best way to assess tech ability? ASSESSING

    TECH ABILITY @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  16. devil’s advocate question Why do we need to assess tech

    ability? ASSESSING TECH ABILITY @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  17. Reaching the right audience

  18. How do you reach the right audience for your position?

    REACHING AUDIENCES @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  19. REACHING AUDIENCES How do you get noticed in a sea

    of applicants? @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  20. REACHING AUDIENCES How do you reach a diverse audience? @cecycorrea

    @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  21. Diversity

  22. DIVERSITY Why is hiring diversely important for companies? @cecycorrea @HRCorallo

    @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  23. DIVERSITY What about diversity of thought or background? @cecycorrea @HRCorallo

    @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  24. Gender gap

  25. Setting the stage: gender gap SOURCE: HP Study / Harvard

    Business Review • Women apply to a job if they meet 100% of the qualifications. • Men apply to jobs if they meet 60% of the qualifications.
  26. Setting the stage: gender gap SOURCE: HP Study / Harvard

    Business Review “What held them back from applying was not a mistaken perception about themselves, but a mistaken perception about the hiring process.”
  27. GENDER GAP Do you agree or disagree with the study’s

    findings? @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  28. GENDER GAP Is our hiring process gender biased? @cecycorrea @HRCorallo

    @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  29. Unconscious bias

  30. Setting the stage: unconscious bias SOURCE: Project Implicit “everyone carries

    with them implicit biases that may change how people perceive or interact with others [...] which can lead people to inadvertently act in ways that may be discriminatory or are influenced by stereotypes that people would consciously reject.”
  31. Setting the stage: unconscious bias CAUCASIAN / MALE NAME ETHNIC

    / FEMALE NAME
  32. UNCONSCIOUS BIAS What are practices that can reduce unconscious bias?

    @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  33. Culture vs. values

  34. CULTURE VS. VALUES What is culture and how does it

    differ from values? @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  35. CULTURE VS. VALUES Can culture keep you from hiring different

    people? @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS
  36. #HIRERAILS Audience Q&A @cecycorrea @HRCorallo @pwnela @JAH2488 #RAILSCONF #HIRERAILS