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Recruiting and Hiring the Amazon Way
“Avoid 10 C...
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Grew by
80,200 YoY
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#1 - Not Knowing What Your Company Stands For
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#2 - Hiring for Skills vs Culture
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#3 - Not Having a Consistent Process for Everyon...
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#4 - CEO Can't be on Every Loop
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#5 - Not Having a Personal Interview Plan
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#6 - Not Documenting Your interview/vote
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#7 - No Questions -- No Job
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#8 - Interviewing Too Few Candidates
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#9 - Not Checking References
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#10 - Outsourcing recruiting too early
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Recruiting and Hiring the Amazon Way -- Avoid Ten Common Recruiting Mistakes

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Recruiting and hiring are difficult. This is especially true for many startup founders, as they often have less experience with the process. This presentation shares some common mistakes, and ways that Amazon and others have developed processes to improve results.

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Recruiting and Hiring the Amazon Way -- Avoid Ten Common Recruiting Mistakes

  1. 1. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Recruiting and Hiring the Amazon Way “Avoid 10 Common Mistakes” Dave Schappell, EMEA Startup BD Manager May 2016
  2. 2. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Questions / Topics to Discuss? http://buzzkenya.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/questions.jpg
  3. 3. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Grew by 80,200 YoY
  5. 5. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #1 - Not Knowing What Your Company Stands For
  6. 6. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #2 - Hiring for Skills vs Culture
  7. 7. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #3 - Not Having a Consistent Process for Everyone http://www.autotribute.com/38052/understanding-automotive-assembly-lines/
  8. 8. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #4 - CEO Can't be on Every Loop http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/cloning-machine-businessmen-26788739.jpg
  9. 9. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #5 - Not Having a Personal Interview Plan http://www.teacherplanet.com/sites/default/files/daily1.jpg
  10. 10. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #6 - Not Documenting Your interview/vote https://www.lsa.umich.edu/UMICH/advising/Home/Academic%20Support/Strategies%20for%20Success/Making%20the%20Most%20of%20Class%20Time/onlinemethod.jpg https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2015/09/18/11/17/yes-945356_960_720.jpg
  11. 11. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #7 - No Questions -- No Job http://billauxier.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/CuriousChild.jpg
  12. 12. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #8 - Interviewing Too Few Candidates
  13. 13. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #9 - Not Checking References http://images.wisegeek.com/pediatrician-checking-childs-reflexes.jpg
  14. 14. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #10 - Outsourcing recruiting too early
  15. 15. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. 10 – Know What You Stand For 9 – Hire for Culture 8 – Develop an Org-wide Process 7 – Scale Beyond the CEO/CTO 6 – Have a Personal Plan 5 – Document Your Vote 4 – Make Sure They’re Curious/Passionate 3 – Interview Lots of Candidates, All at Once 2 – Check References 1 – Own Your Recruiting
  16. 16. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. #11 - Tips on How to Scale Recruiting

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