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NewsIntroducing Collaboration—A team ready Fiddler experience Pin
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News'I wrote Task Manager': Ex-Microsoft programmer Dave Plummer spills the beans Pin
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NewsHere’s what Bill Gates said about the internet in a Microsoft internal memo 25 years ago today: It’s a ‘tidal wave’ Pin
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NewsHow to hire software developers in 2020 Pin
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I don't expect anything less than elephant crap out of recruiters, but would at least hope for internally consistent elephant crap.

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We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again – great developers just don’t hang out on job boards. They already have a job, probably a pretty good one too,


Not an unreasonable assertion, although the few percent who aren't working now are much more recruitable than those of us who currently have a good job; so ignoring them to only look for people currently working somewhere else is a bit questionable.

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Let’s say that you’ve found two or three strong candidates who could all be great for the job. Bringing them online for a test drive to see how they fit in with the team could be the tie breaker you need to make the best decision. This is the best way to see how they think, how they work both independently and with the team, and whether they can deliver what you want from them in the time given.

Make sure the task set is meaningful and reflects the actual job they need to do. Between you and me, this is how Toggl has been hiring for years now, and it has worked fantastically for them. Most importantly, be sure to pay candidates for their time during their test period, as it is a big commitment to ask of them without even the guarantee of a job at the end of it.


But forcing people to jump through a hoop big enough that it'll eat their years vacation and probably give away that they're looking for a new job (non-compete/moonlighting disclosure policies) if not force them to quit their current job first essentially eliminates anyone who's currently in a good job (and most people in a crappy job) from having any interest in your company. D'Oh! | :doh:
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NewsMicrosoft says Skype investments to continue Pin
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NewsThe new surf game in Microsoft Edge now available for everyone Pin
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NewsEx-Windows chief: Here's why Microsoft waged war on open source Pin
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NewsEbay is port scanning visitors to their website - and they aren't the only ones Pin
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NewsGitLab runs phishing test against employees – and 20% handed over credentials Pin
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