Standing Out and Attracting Top Talent – Podcast: Joel Spolsky, CEO Stack Exchange

“Move Fast and Break Things”

Dear Talent Acquisition Professional,

Does your office resemble Dunder Mifflin? If so, why? Do you think anyone WANTS to come to work in a cubicle farm with cheap crappy furniture, stained carpets, lousy-stupid computers running ancient software on horrible monitors?

Do you think it matters?

Joel Spolsky does. A lot. He is the author of the definitive book on hiring tech talent; Smart & Get Things Done. “The top software developers are ten times as productive as average developers. Ten times!” These are the folks attracted to Fog Creek and Stack Exchange. And guess what? It’s not about money.

TotalPicture Radio’s coverage of ERE Expo Spring 2012 in San Diego, California, is brought to you by Riviera Advisors.

Joel Spolsky is a globally-recognized expert on the software development process. His website Joel on Software is popular with software developers around the world, and has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Joel created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams, and is CEO of Stack Exchange a growing network of individual communities, each dedicated to serving experts in a specific field. He is the Chief Recruiting Officer and official guide on using the company’s $15,000 espresso machine.

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Jeremy M. Eskenazi, SPHR, CMC

Jeremy Eskenazi, is the Managing Principal of Riviera Advisors, Inc.

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