What is Wrong with Hiring

The podcast where we try to understand why hiring and getting hired in tech are both absolute nightmares.

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Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Mary Lukanuski about how to tell whether a candidate is right for the job. They discuss the pros and cons (mostly cons) of design exercises of various sorts and the things that actually do help you hire better. 
Drink Pairing: Mezcal Negroni

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Cindy Alvarez, Director of UX for Powerpoint, about how to figure out what sort of hire you really need and write a job description targeted to the right folks. 
Drink pairing: Sparkling Rose

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Bryan Cantrill, CTO of Oxide, about a wildly different approach to recruiting and hiring. 
Drink Pairing: Diet Dr. Pepper

Tuesday Aug 02, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Lisa Dusseault, CTO and Co-founder of Compaas about how to make sure you're making the right offer and paying people fairly for their work. 
Drink Pairing: California Chardonnay (properly chilled!) 

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with James Mayes, Founder at Mind the Product and currently an Evangelist at Pendo about why recruiting in tech is so hard and why recruiting technology can make it even harder. 
Pendo is hiring! 
Drink Pairing: Pinot Noir

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Emmy Southworth, Principal Product Manager at Lendio about how she created an apprenticeship program to create new designers. 
Interested in working with Emmy? Lendio is hiring! 
Drink Pairing: Draft Diet Dr. Pepper

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Lawrence Humphry and Fallon Blossom, the co-founders of Pearl. They talk about finding tech folks from non-traditional backgrounds and creating a better hiring pipeline. 
Pearl is a brand new platform for peer based leadership consulting where you can get wisdom and guidance from people you trust. 
Drink Pairings: Berry Sparkling Water or an Old Fashioned, depending on time of day
(note from Laura: it's a big world. it's always happy hour somewhere)

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Sarah Milstein, VP of Engineering at Daily. They talk about how to position smaller companies to compete with the big corporations and be appealing even in a hot market. 
Drink Pairing: Lambrusco

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Tracy Kroop, the Director of User Experience at Boomi, about how hiring managers can forge a great relationship with recruiters and how the process is largely broken. 
Interested in working with Tracy? Boomi is hiring!  
Drink Pairing: Old Fashioned

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Jess Dale, a Senior Product Design Manager at an ecommerce company, about how to onboard new hires in a way that makes them feel like they weren't lied to during the recruiting process! 
Drink Pairing: Anything from the Athletic Brewing Company


What is Wrong with Hiring

Welcome to a new podcast from Laura Klein, co-host of What is Wrong with UX! Enjoy a series of conversations with hiring managers in tech, candidates, and recruiting professionals where we try to answer the question, "why is it so hard to hire people and get hired in this ridiculous industry?" 


The answers will surprise and infuriate you. Ok, they probably won't surprise you. But the guests are fun, and there's a drink pairing with every episode. So strap in and learn something about all the stupid things we get wrong about hiring designers, engineers, and everybody else who works in tech.  

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