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Adopting Elixir by Jose Valim, Bruce Tate, Ben Marx

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Conducting Interviews

So far, we’ve been talking about recruiting as if it were an Elixir pipeline. Recall the flow:

 candidate_pool
 |> interview
 |> offer

We’ve discussed some ways to increase the talent pool, possibly beyond Elixir developers. Let’s look at the second way to improve the quality of your recruits. You can improve the interview filter. That’s the topic of this section.

After exchanging experiences, we realized the processes we coordinate at our respective companies were fairly similar. In this section, we’ll highlight what has been working for us. You are free to try those ideas and cherry-pick what best suits you. Let’s break down that interview pipeline:

 candidate_pool
 |> phone_screen
 |> code_test
 |> onsite_interviews ...

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