Insight: Hiring Developers
There’s a very interesting blog post over at Raw Thought on the topic of hiring developers. It offers the following insight on hiring:
There are three questions you have when you’re hiring a programmer (or anyone, for that matter):
- Are they smart?
- Can they get stuff done?
- Can you work with them?
Someone who’s smart but doesn’t get stuff done should be your friend, not your employee. You can talk your problems over with them while they procrastinate on their actual job.
Someone who gets stuff done but isn’t smart is inefficient: non-smart people get stuff done by doing it the hard way and working with them is slow and frustrating.
Someone you can’t work with, you can’t work with.
I think its a much better and more effective approach than the traditional method of asking cheesy annoying riddles and solving whiteboard problems…