Happy Friday Recruiters! Today, in my never-ending goal to provide you with the materials and knowledge you need to find, hire, and retain talent, I've opened up the vault and re-surfaced some true gems. Many of the below articles are written by professionals who dealt with adding a massive amount of talent in a small amount of time, and all of them have been through the trenches when it comes to assembling a team, all the way from sourcing to closing. Read on and see what some established entrepreneurs and accomplished team builders have to offer!
#1 – Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders – Solid article from Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures.
#2 – How To Run A Company That Engineers Actually Want To Work For -Business Insider isn’t normally the first place I’d think to look for advice on hiring engineers but this article is actually really good.
#3 – On Finding and Working with Software Engineers – How the heck did I miss the one the first time around?! One of the better articles I’ve read on the topic.
#4 – Ranting about the quality of developers – Fairly straightforward but good overview of hiring engineers.
#5 – Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast – I don’t know that I fully agree with Suster here but well worth a read. Interesting to note the difference in philosophy between this article and Cult Creation.
#6 – – 25 Things that make hiring technical talent much easier Interesting list of often over-looked areas of your business essential to bringing on tech talent.
#7 – Insightful Quora post from Jason Putorti, VP of Design at Brigade on How to Interview Designers.
#8 – How to Hire a Great Web Designer, With Y Combinator’s Garry Tan – This doesn’t get talked about enough and few know more about the topic than Garry.
#9 – Hiring: The Lake Wobegon Strategy – Short but simple post from the Google Research blog about the dangers of hiring “above the mean”.
#10 – How to assemble the perfect team – A person-by-person analysis of hiring in a startup along with lessons learned. I wish more startups did this.
#11 – Hiring Front-End Engineers -- A useful guide from Chris Zacharias, early YouTuber.
Note: these links originally appeared in Jon Bischke's post, 11 More Must-Read Articles on Building World Class Teams.
What are some of your favorite lesser known hiring guides? Leave a comment or tweet @EnteloRob!