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The Best Recruiting Advice from the Scaling 101 Panel

The first Scaling 101 panel at General Assembly was packed with useful insights. If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry—someone took notes. Here’s one of the best bits of recruiting advice you’ll ever hear.

Ben Jackson, February 6, 2018

The Scaling 101 panel at General Assembly last month featured experts from Managed by Q, Meetup, and more for a conversation about how to adapt culture as teams scale. Topics ranged from recruiting, to onboarding, to balancing local and global team culture across offices in different locations.

Dan Ubilla from View the Space was kind enough to take notes, and even kinder to share them with the rest of the class. His post, Three Takeaways from Scaling 101, is full of great insights, but this one from Jonathan Basker sticks out as my favorite:

When you are recruiting and building out your team, the team and the candidate are each interviewing the other. Each has an arc, a trajectory, of where they’ve been and where they want to go. As an organization, you need to be able to understand where the candidate sees their path leading them. You need to validate that the path the candidate sees for themselves is possible on your team. And then you need to do the reverse. Does the candidate’s path match the teams’ needs? Does it match the teams’ capacity?

Read Dan’s post in full here.

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