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On what basis does your company hire new staff?   [Edit]

Survey period: 15 Mar 2004 to 21 Mar 2004

Hiring new staff can be tricky. How do you go about the process?

OptionVotes% 
Brief interviews (1 or 2).27143.08
Interviews and tests (2 or more + tests).22235.29
Multiple Interviews / tests across many groups in the company.548.59
Placement agency plus final in-house interview.507.95
Placement agency handling everything.30.48

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Curi0us_George16-Mar-04 16:18
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Sarvesvara (BVKS) Dasa16-Mar-04 18:31
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Curi0us_George19-Mar-04 15:17
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Sarvesvara (BVKS) Dasa20-Mar-04 23:49
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Curi0us_George21-Mar-04 14:01
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Sarvesvara (BVKS) Dasa16-Mar-04 18:28
Sarvesvara (BVKS) Dasa16-Mar-04 18:28 
GeneralBrief interviews (1 or 2)? Pin
Anonymous15-Mar-04 14:30
Anonymous15-Mar-04 14:30 
GeneralRe: Brief interviews (1 or 2)? Pin
Ravi Bhavnani16-Mar-04 6:33
professionalRavi Bhavnani16-Mar-04 6:33 
Anonymous wrote:
Come up with a test, make them write some code.

I couldn't agree with you more. That's what we do (in a professional and non-threatening manner) at our company. We don't use a formal test, but we do ask specific programming questions that help us better judge the candidate's knowledge. Interestingly, all the good developers we speak to seem to enjoy the interview.

/ravi

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Member 8881818-Mar-04 13:51
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Miguel Lopes21-Mar-04 8:07
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Curi0us_George21-Mar-04 14:04
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Miguel Lopes21-Mar-04 14:21
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Curi0us_George21-Mar-04 14:32
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John M. Drescher16-Mar-04 7:51
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GeneralInternships and temp positions Pin
Navin15-Mar-04 9:42
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Prakash Nadar20-Mar-04 2:03
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GeneralWhat kind of person they are... Pin
Heath Stewart15-Mar-04 7:27
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Shog915-Mar-04 13:53
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Generalhow to read people's mind Pin
Galo Vinueza S.15-Mar-04 4:49
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Norman Fung17-Mar-04 6:01
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Prakash Nadar20-Mar-04 2:06
Prakash Nadar20-Mar-04 2:06 
GeneralSimple test Pin
Bamaco214-Mar-04 23:41
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Ryan Roberts15-Mar-04 0:23
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Alois Kraus15-Mar-04 2:15
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Navin15-Mar-04 2:34
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