Tech lead for ANZ’s engineering acceleration, Mark Angrish, argues big businesses needs to reconsider recruitment practices for staff in technology, adding that open sourcing can help attract talent.
“Using open source data and being part of the ecosystem [helps your company] become a destination for people wanting to join an organisation,” he says.
Angrish, who used to run his own start-up with a focus on recruitment for engineering, says “having people aware of the activities you're doing and enticing them to come and talk to you is really important”.
He says if you simply focus on behaviours or personality tests in the recruitment process you may reduce candidates to a line item.
“If [the candidate] has a beautiful mind and they can think of things in novel ways… for me that's far more valuable.”
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Carina Parisella is innovation editor at bluenotes.