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How to recruit and retain top talent from glenn hilton

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How to recruit and retain top talent from glenn hilton

  1. 1. How to Recruit and Retain Top Talent Drupal Camp Kiev June 10, 2017 Glenn Hilton @glennhilton
  2. 2. The Recruiting Challenge “ There are two things impacting Acquia's future that still concern me: (1) The scarcity of great Drupal talent and (2) Drupal‘s growth. The demand for Drupal experts continues to be much larger than the supply -- it limits the adoption of Drupal by our customers, the growth of our partners, as well as our own ability to hire Drupal talent. “ -Dries Buytaert
  3. 3. Recruiting Agencies • On Campus Training/Fairs/Pub nights • Blogging/Social • Communicate Values • Incentivize Team/Network • • Job Boards • Presenting/Training at Conferences & Events • Partners • Local Community Involvement • Happy Hour/Open House Recruitment Strategy
  4. 4.  Quality of Work (code samples)  Community Involvement  Communication Skills  Follow up – Expressing Interest  Alignment With Your Values What to Look For
  5. 5. Email Screen Face-to-Face Interview Extend Offer Phone Screen Technical Screening Reference Check Knowledge Test/Background Info Team Interview Workflow
  6. 6.  Losing top talent isn’t fun  Replacement is costly Developer Retention
  7. 7. “ The top 10 reasons that people leave their jobs relate to the decision making processes of management.” ~Gregory P. Smith Why Do People Leave?
  8. 8.  Schedule regular one on ones  Act on what you hear  Plan time to build relationships Tip #1: Listen to Your Team
  9. 9. Manager-Tools.com
  10. 10.  Set goals & clear objectives  Hold them accountable  Deal with cancer quickly Tip #2: Keep the Bar High
  11. 11. Small-Improvements.com
  12. 12.  Keep things interesting  Foster innovative initiatives  Keep company direction in view Tip #3: Keep Them Challenged
  13. 13. Tip #4: Reward Them • Give incentives • Recognize them publicly • Compensate well
  14. 14.  Invest in their workspace  Create a cool & fun atmosphere  Remember the little things Tip #5: Create a Stellar Workspace
  15. 15.  Create a good training environment  Protect their time  Budget for conferences/events  Provide good resources Tip #6: Invest in Their Growth
  16. 16. Final Thoughts  Relationships are key & take work  Listen & be consistent  There's no one winning solution
  17. 17. Questions

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