Parent Driven Development059: Hiring and Interviewing
Jess, Chris S, and Allison discuss the hiring and interviewing process in tech. They share their experience as the interviewee, as well as the interviewer. The team identifies the underlying bias in the process, good signs and bad signs, and why it's important to set up a potential interviewee in the best environment possible.
01:45 Hiring and Interviewing in techJess writes a book and gets a new jobHow to reduce bias in interviewing process03:33 Tech interviews hinder parents and caregiversTake-home vs pairing session Hiring managers should set up the interviewee in the best possible scenario 6-8 hours for a take-home test, unrealistic for caregivings09:50 How to access talentEveryway is flawedTake-home - kids constantly interrupting Paired - many engineers are introvertedSolutions: Short at-home mixed with pairing, or problem prompt 13:30 BiasHow to reduce: rubric for every round, being aware of the biasAllison asks about parental leave, and feels the tone shift drastically Legal protection, but a lot of fuzzy areas 16:45 Good signs for parents interviewingIts a non-event when a child pops into the room while on a callCompanies reward evenlyTalk with team members outside the interviewing committee Talk with someone you relate to on the team, mom, trans, BIPOC, etc20:30 Bad signs for parents interviewingThe entire tone changes after asking about parental leave..Judgmental, leadership team of non-parents 22:00 Handing flexibilityAsk about parental leave, primary and secondary leave Be honest with needs Workplace flexibility 28:37 Genius / failJess deals with her son having accidents constantly Chris and his kids play board games and jam out to all songs names satellite Allison’s daughter sparks chaos when she leaves her room after bedtime… but soon learns to stay in her room to tire herself out.How can I support the podcast?