Abstract/Description

Agile was born in the software development world. But it quickly started spreading like wildfire into other areas finally reaching also Human Resource - historically one of more conservative departments. Together with Lean thinking it starts to seriously transform the way how HR personnel work.
This session presents how Agile values and practices accompanied with Lean paradigms help improve one of focal points for HR in any companies - recruitment of new employees - especially challenging in the extremely competitive IT industry
At Spartez we have been using Agile and Lean approach for hiring new employees for many years. We have processed thousands of applicants, we’ve carried out hundreds of interviews, we've hired dozens of great people who became our greatest asset. We have been iterating constantly and improving our process and we've learnt a lot from it. We strongly believe that applying Agile and Lean approach to recruitment should also help your company to be more effective and successful with the recruitment process. If you are interested to see why and how - this is the session for you.

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About the Speaker(s)

Wojciech Seliga is a seasoned software developer and for the last several years also an entrepreneur. He started coding 32 years ago when he was a kid, and since then has witnessed various waves, hypes, and fashions in our industry. For over 12 years he has been responsible for fostering agile and craftsmanship practices in the development and business alike, managing and staffing software projects, mentoring and inspiring software engineers. Currently, he runs a company he co-founded – Spartez – which partners with Atlassian on developing their core products and building various tools helping Agile teams. Wojciech presents regularly at various conferences in Poland and abroad, e.g. Devoxx, 33rd Degree, Atlassian Summit, Agile, AgileEE, Confitura or InfoSHARE.