Month: April 2018


  The 2018 NFL draft has just finished. Armies of executives, scouts, and consultants have armed 32 organizations with spreadsheets, algorithms, forecasts, and the good ole’ eye test to hire 256 candidates. Whether it’s Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s, the fictional Bobby Axelrod of Axe Capital, the real hedge fund titan Ray Dalio, or …

Continue reading "#MoneyballofHiring  "

What do we know about hiring? We’re data scientists.

I’ve been a line engineer since 1999, and in those 19 years, I’ve had my fair share of interviews, both sides of the table. I’ve interviewed as a candidate and recruited as a hiring manager at small companies, startups, large companies, and government agencies. It’s a familiar flow; recruiter sets up a phone screen, you …

Continue reading "What do we know about hiring? We’re data scientists."