- Mark Tortorici, Training Manager & Staffing Manager at Transform Talent Acquisition
- Sara Fleischman, Unicorn Wrangler at eBay
- Scott Ruthfield, Founder and CEO at Rooster Park Consulting
- Jessica McKellar, Founder and CTO at Pilot
- Kim Hoffman, Director of Talent Acquisition, Products and Technologies at Intuit
Be AuthenticFrom the talent communities you build, to the relationships you foster, to the corporate culture you’re promoting, remember the power of authenticity. Kim Hoffman offered this key bit of advice about how Intuit remains authentic and personal in their outreach efforts, even at scale. “It’s about building talent communities within our different segments of technologies and engaging with candidates over weeks, months and even years,” she said. “They’ve already had experiences with us on campus, at meetups and with recruiters, so we already know a little bit about them and can use that information to more easily nurture the relationship.” Kim went on to explain that the key for Intuit is to have their marketing staff drive those campaigns to develop each group of candidates. The reason, she explained, is that true marketers understand what each class of talent wants to hear about, and they have the skills to define specific messaging to meet those unique needs. “It’s also figuring out what the story is that you have to tell, and trying to speak about it to a candidate in a way that sounds real, genuine and valuable,” Scott Ruthfield added. “We know we can’t reach out to everyone with an intensely personalized message, but we can take the time to understand a little bit about where a candidate is coming from.” Seattle Girl Geek Dinners and PyLadies chapters, a mentorship group for women in the Python open-source community.
Mark Tortorici offered up additional suggestions: “Look at a GitHub repository for a specific project, look at the real ones that exist on an Apache list server. Look at Meetup and you’ll get a bunch more people than if you just look on LinkedIn.”
Finding/surrounding yourself with great engineering talent is all about the open source world they live in - all about team, network (which takes time)- invest in those mavens to get to others too - they're worth it @jessicamckellar Money Mission Team Technology? TEAM! #talent42— Chris Havrilla (@havrilla) June 5, 2018