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How to choose and hire developers?

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Reaper19    1

What are the key things to look for when hiring a developer at startup? Features of hiring developers for startup. Help me, please!

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tomcoleman    213

we hire dev's allot of them are werid and smell funny

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Human.Online    7,813
2 minutes ago, tomcoleman said:

we hire dev's allot of them are werid and smell funny

Are they prerequisite traits for where you work?

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tomcoleman    213
23 hours ago, Human.Online said:

Are they prerequisite traits for where you work?

its just a fact that a large majority of dev's we have arent on the "normal" spectrum.

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Human.Online    7,813
8 hours ago, tomcoleman said:

its just a fact that a large majority of dev's we have arent on the "normal" spectrum.

The “normal” spectrum? A spectrum defines an entire range, not a single point...

 

By using the word spectrum, are you trying to suggest that your company hires people who exhibit what you perceive as autistic or aspergic traits?

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tomcoleman    213
16 hours ago, Human.Online said:

The “normal” spectrum? A spectrum defines an entire range, not a single point...

 

By using the word spectrum, are you trying to suggest that your company hires people who exhibit what you perceive as autistic or aspergic traits?

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15 minutes ago, tomcoleman said:

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Whoever is doing the hiring must be doing something right then. "Managing programmers is like herding cats" is the classic way of describing it. 

 

A sign of a company that believed their own HR BS about "team oriented players" is that none of this discussion makes sense to them. The environment has "degraded to the mean" and produced a self-fulfilling monoculture that we tend to see everywhere.

 

Hiring super-smart "team players" is still a recipe for ending up with super-stupid "group think" - why Google's famous intensely difficult hiring tests just created a different type of monoculture that failed them completely but even though it took way too many years to figure that out (utter failure of Google+ should have given them a hint) at least Google did realize in the end that they needed to hire cats...

 

You can solve the smell problem by promising cat treats if they lick their fur...

 

 

 

 

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Human.Online    7,813
1 hour ago, tomcoleman said:

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And it's those traits that tend to lend themselves towards good developers.  And then companies suddenly dislike said traits, but still want the benefits that come with them.

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