We have successfully delegated most of the recruitment steps to the recruitment managers (kudos @usman@sid@paulo for the smooth takeover! ). We are now recruiting continuously, and with several newcomers hired on most of each weekly recruitment iteration – which is great, as this was the upper bound of my output when I was doing it alone. But it looks the number of newcomers we need now outpaces the rate at which good candidatures are received.
So, since we now have a greater capacity for both reviewing new candidates, and for welcoming newcomers, it’s time to look at expanding a bit the sourcing of candidates.
Currently we post in every month in:
We Work Remotely
Open edX forums (occasionally)
I have started listing a few additional boards, to which I’ll be posting the job ad over the next few weeks, to evaluate the quantity and quality of the additional candidates we can get there – I’ve focused on the remote worker boards:
Btw, I have just posted the job offer on Hacker News – one way to help to make it more visible is to go upvote it. I won’t link directly to it to not end up triggering the anti-spammer filters, but if you are a Hacker News user, search for “OpenCraft” in the " Who is hiring?" thread that’s on the homepage every first day of the month, and upvote it if you think it deserves it. :) I post it there every month.
How about checking out https://www.reddit.com/r/PythonJobs/ and other reddit threads as well? Also, we could consider Twitter too. These are not job portals at all, but hiring threads and tweets are usually getting attraction there.
@gabor@raul Thank you for the additional suggestions! We are already on Django Jobs, but I haven’t considered the other ones yet, they seem like good places to try. Feel free to post there already if you have time as part of this sprint’s task, ortherwise I’ll incorporate them progressively in the new list of sites on which I test posting – every week I usually try a new one.