Redefining top talent: it’s not just about the code
Oluseyi Sonaiya
Manager, Solution Architecture
Andela
Hiring engineers tends to be focused on coding skills and pedigree. You know Python and worked at Google? Wow! But software is a team sport and so-called soft skills like leadership, communication, and initiative are hard to measure and document, but are critical to building great software. This session will explain how to assess the whole engineer to hire exceptional developers that are also exceptional teammates.
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Recruiting and retaining engineers in today’s climate is not easy. However, we are going to make it easier by discussing best practices, sharing learnings, success stories and searching for solutions together. We are focused especially on Attracting top talent (brand, comp, mission, positioning, outreach), hiring geographies, interviewing, onboarding, retention, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics but also are open to discussing other challenges connected to the Talent subject.
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