Reading Up on Technical Recruits & Hires
May 11, 2018
Whether you’re a Talent Acquisition Manager, VP of Culture, or HR generalist, chances are…you have had plenty of interactions with engineers, product managers, and other technical experts at your organization.
There are many misleading myths about their work. What are female technical recruits looking for? Which industries should companies invest in to grow their technical teams? Why are product managers indispensable?
Enjoy this weekly collection of new reads on deciphering the world of product and engineering.
Here is my roundup:
- Understanding the differences between engineering and product managers Jinx! The first news tidbit here is a video. The terms, engineering and product manager, are used interchangeably and often incorrectly. Watch an IBM PM outline the technical and conceptual dissimilarities between the roles (and how they both unite teams with their projects and strategies).
- Investing in industries to grow a technical team: Goldman Sachs made a costly investment in a video game company to concentrate its technical hiring needs on engineering and product managers with a particular flair for creativity and design. This investment is being made with hopes of improving the behemoth’s data analytics and communication services to its users.
- Product managers are essential (and don’t confuse them with engineers) Product managers are becoming increasingly invaluable to a business’s vitality and growth. Although the case can be made that product managers have less urgent tasks than other technical roles, they provide instrumental support to testing and process improvement that cannot be replaced.
- Water-cooler talk with your team’s product managers on the best & worst products of 2018 Need something to discuss with your product managers in the break room? Check out some 2018 products that are exciting (and frustrating) product experts.
- Why tech companies are failing to engage female engineering recruits Many companies are unknowingly committing major recruiting sins when dealing with female engineers. Common ones include all-male interviewing teams, unclear messaging on professional development, and exclusive, chauvinistic language by speakers at recruiting events.
Hope these reads clarify some common misconceptions about technical experts’ needs and interests! Feel free to pester me with any event-related questions and connect with Uncubed via your preferred social medium!
Have a wonderful afternoon!
P.S. News flash: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you must have seen that Uber released a panic button feature for its customers. Beyond providing peace of mind for riders, it is a clear attempt by Uber to enhance the trifecta of safety, trust, and collaboration between its team and its user community. As we all know, the product has had recent, highly publicized branding obstacles. Thoughts?
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