Google finds novel ways to feed hiring machine

As much of the high-tech industry is enjoying a renewed boom, the competition for top recruits in engineering and other fields is as intense as ever. Companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo frequently find themselves going after the same candidates or recruiting in one another’s backyards. …

To lure talent, these companies have expanded their recruiting arsenal far beyond the traditional job fair to include a growing number of events like technology lectures, cocktail parties, pizza parties, treasure hunts and programming contests, dubbed “code jams” or “hack days.” Much like the Google Games, these are no-pressure recruiting occasions meant to create excitement around their companies and impress potential recruits as young as college freshmen.

Google finds novel ways to feed hiring machine (IHT)

Berno: “.. recruiting in one another’s backyard”, that is so true here in Australia. There are only 8 international Google enginnering centres in the world and there is one right here in Sydney.


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