A guide to attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best technical talent.
A comprehensive system for hiring top-notch technical employees
Packed with useful information and specific advice written in a breezy, humorous style
Learn how to find great people—and get them to work for you—in an afternoon!
The top software developers are ten times more productive than average developers. Ten times. You can't afford not to hire them. But if you haven't been reading Joel Spolsky's books or blog, you probably don't know how to find them and make them want to work for you.
In this brief book, Joel reveals all his secrets—from his years at Microsoft, and as the co-founder of Fog Creek Software—for recruiting the best developers in the world.
If you've ever wondered what you should be looking for in a resume, if you've ever struggled to decide whether to hire someone at the end of an interview, or if you're wondering why you can't find great programmers, stop everything and read this book.
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Chapter 1: HITTING THE HIGH NOTES
- Chapter 2: FINDING GREAT DEVELOPERS
- Chapter 3: A FIELD GUIDE TO DEVELOPERS
- Chapter 4: SORTING RESUMES
- Chapter 5: THE PHONE SCREEN
- Chapter 6: THE GUERRILLA GUIDE TO INTERVIEWING
Chapter 7: FIXING SUBOPTIMAL TEAMS
- The Wrong Way to Do It: Measurement and Incentives
- Different Types of Contributors
- True, Some Developers Just Don't Pull Their Weight
- Firing Underperformers Doesn't Always Hurt Morale
- The Rubber Room
- Improving Performance
- Management Methods
- The Command and Control Management Method
- The Econ 101 Management Method
- The Identity Management Method
Appendix: THE JOEL TEST
- 1. Do You Use Source Control?
- 2. Can You Make a Build in One Step?
- 3. Do You Make Daily Builds?
- 4. Do You Have a Bug Database?
- 5. Do You Fix Bugs Before Writing New Code?
- 6. Do You Have an Up-to-Date Schedule?
- 7. Do You Have a Spec?
- 8. Do Programmers Have Quiet Working Conditions?
- 9. Do You Use the Best Tools Money Can Buy?
- 10. Do You Have Testers?
- 11. Do New Candidates Write Code During Their Interview?
- 12. Do You Do Hallway Usability Testing?
- Title: Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent
- Release date: June 2007
- Publisher(s): Apress
- ISBN: 9781590598382