Hiring for Team Fit

“I need another tester for my team” – Test Manager “I’m looking for a developer/architect/someone senior for my team” – Development manager Two managers, two teams. Although each manager has a group he calls a team, the teams are quite different. The test manager has a pool of people whom he assigns to projects in …

Column: Cultural Fits and Starts

My first column for the Fast Company/Inc. Hiring Center is up. See Cultural Fits and Starts. I don’t see a way to leave comments there, so please do leave comments here. Update: Oskar Syahbana translated this article into Bahasa Indonesia. It’s here. Oskar has other fine articles on his site.

Cultural Fits and Starts

© 2005 Johanna Rothman. Defining the people who fit your projects You’ve probably heard the adage, “Hire for attitude, train for skills.” There’s a good reason to do so. Hiring for attitude means that you won’t have to fire people who don’t fit into your culture. But that still isn’t easy. Finding people who can …

Beyond Tool Use

© 2002 Johanna Rothman. This article was originally published in Software Development, October 2002. When hiring personnel, subject domain expertise, industry experience and software skills, combined with corporate culture simpatico, make for a well-rounded worker. by Johanna Rothman Jim, a hiring manager in search of a developer, is talking to Jane, a human resources recruiter: …