Activity Traces and Signals in Software Developer Recruitment and Hiring

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Activity Traces and Signals in Software Developer Recruitment and Hiring

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  1. Slide 1

    • Activity Traces and Signals in Software Developer Recruitment and Hiring
  2. Slide 2

    • Introduction
    • Professional Environment:
    • Sharing Projects.
    • Posting on Blogs.
    • Increased Online Reputation.
    • Hiring Managers:
    • Passion towards Programming Languages.
    • Interactive Team Player
    • Managerial Skills
  3. Slide 3

    • Requirements Combine
    • Job Seeker’s
    • Requirements
    • Employer’s
    • Requirements
    • Shared projects,
    • Blog posts
    • Online Information
  4. The significance of this study will mainly focus on the below mentioned:

    Slide 4 - The significance of this study will mainly focus on the below mentioned:

    • How are activity traces in an online peer production community used by employers to find software development hires?
    • How do job seekers attempt to manage the impressions their activity traces give off to employers?
    • Area Of Focus
  5. Slide 5

    • Survey
    • Employers Perspective:
    • The employers (6 males, 1 female) requested the job seekers to provide the link to their GitHub account.
    • Passion for programming.
    • Soft Skills.
    • Managerial skills.
    • Job Seekers Perspective:
    • Six job seekers, all were requested to provide the link to GitHub account.
    • Activity signaling passion for the field
    • Portfolio of work signaling technical expertise
  6. Slide 6

    • Impression Management
    • Visible characteristics and actions
    • Hiring in the industry is based upon signal theory:
    • Assessment signals.
    • Conventional signals.
    • Signals through online Medium:
    • Employers use GitHub profiles to evaluate new hires.
    • GitHub activities signals personal characteristics of the employee such as being a team player and showing commitment .
  7. Slide 7

    • Limitations
    • Know more about Impression Formation:
    • Key factors which contribute in building the Impression of the job seeker.
    • The actual figures which would determine if the impression formed and the actual performance are in direct proportion or not.
  8. Slide 8

    • Conclusion
    • Activity traces on Github:
    • Are helping the employers understand the signals and then start building an impression about the candidate.
    • Allows employers to view the candidates contribution history.
    • Reduction in manipulated and faked resumes.
    • Enables job seekers to view the activities performed and allows them to build a positive impression on the employers .
  9. Slide 9

    • Thank You
    • “When it comes to hiring, I'll take a Github commit log over a resume any day.”
    • - John Resig