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December 27, 2022

How to do an offboarding process

How to manage onboarding is a popular theme (although it has to be said that most of the time, onboardings aren't actually managed all that well). However, very little is said about its alter-ego, offboarding. It is often “that great forgotten one” in the HR world. Probably because until one comes to the kitchen because […]

November 28, 2022

The Structured Interview [Recruitment Process]

Structured interviews are used in some organisations to compare candidates better and make more objective, unbiased recruitment decisions. In a structured interview, the interviewer is asking the same question in the same order to every single candidate. There are no unplanned follow-up questions. This way, the organisation can compare candidates' answers more easily. Preparing for […]

November 28, 2022

The Bar Raiser Interview [Recruitment Process]

Amazon introduced the bar-raiser interview back in 1999 to basically keep up a certain standard when recruiting new team members. The aim is not trying to just fill positions with people that can do the job, but with people that can actually improve Amazon. They called it "bar keeper" back in the day, but it […]

November 28, 2022

The Screening Interview [Recruitment Process]

A screening interview is often the first step of the interview process. If your profile is promising and you fulfil most of the requirements for the open position, you might get invited to do a screening interview. The interview is often conducted by a recruiter or the HR manager by phone or video call. Why […]

November 28, 2022

Trial Projects [Recruitment Process]

A lot of companies are asking themselves: How can we hire a new employee by just interviewing candidates? Talking about the job doesn’t show if the interviewee can actually do the job the way it is expected. The skills required on the job are rarely the ones that are tested during an interview. Doing well […]

November 28, 2022

The Culture-Fit Interview [Recruitment Process]

Often called the “Culture-it” Interview”, a lot of companies are now dubbing this kind of interview the “Culture-add Interview” or the “Value-fit Interview”. The reasons are pretty obvious: Companies don’t want to hire people that very similar to other employees in the team. In its worst form, “Culture fit” interviews are used as a tool […]

November 28, 2022

Postmortem: The New Manfred!

Last week we launched a brand new release of our platform under the pretty bold promise of 'The New Manfred'. In this post, we wanted to tell you all about what was developed during the 3 months prior to the launch, which has propelled us to this very exciting new stage: Manfred no longer runs […]

September 1, 2022

5 soft skills that every Software Architect should have

There might be a general thinking that a Software Architect only need technical skills, when the reality is that soft skills can be even more important. Soft skills have become essential for companies when hiring a new technical profile. Like everything else, the set of skills needed depends on the role to which it is […]

August 19, 2022

How to sustain the company culture while working remotely

Remote work has gone from being an option to a trend. Every year, more and more companies are choosing the fully-remote modality for their workers, and every year more and more workers deny to work in other way but remotely -for instance, in this article Forbes relates how Facebook workers denied a big perk for […]

August 1, 2022

How many technologies can a developer can work with

Every day, more and more Manfredites are storing their professional information in our platform for sharing and growing their career. This, besides being great news, gives us a volume of information that, transformed into conclusions, will allow us to draw useful insights… or curious ones. Not long ago, we started working hand in hand with […]

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