Activity Traces and Signals in Software Developer Recruitment and Hiring
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- Activity Traces and Signals in Software Developer Recruitment and Hiring
- Professional Environment:
- Sharing Projects.
- Posting on Blogs.
- Increased Online Reputation.
- Hiring Managers:
- Passion towards Programming Languages.
- Interactive Team Player
- Managerial Skills
- Requirements Combine
- Job Seeker’s
- Shared projects,
- Blog posts
- Online Information
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
- 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
- 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 .
- 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.
- 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 .
- Thank You
- “When it comes to hiring, I'll take a Github commit log over a resume any day.”
- - John Resig