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Hiring advice

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Sarah McCarthy held a highly insightful and thought provoking workshop at Lookahead HQ on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

Become an approved sponsor

Make sure your company is an approved sponsor. Do the paperwork before you need to, so you’re ready when that dream candidate comes along who needs sponsorship.

Let’s talk about money

At September’s installment of the SydTech Leaders meetup, the topic of the evening was remuneration.

How to run a good interview

When it comes to running an interview, there aren’t necessarily right or wrong ways. However, there are certainly some things you can do to make sure you give candidates a good experience.

457 Visa superseded by the new 482 Visa

Last month saw the 457 Temporary Work Skilled Visa replaced by the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 Visa. The requirements for the new visa have changed significantly and it would be advisable to speak to a professional if you are currently on a 457 visa or looking to apply for the new 482 visa. The TSS visa has been separated into three pathways including:

457 visa approvals way down

457 visa grants for Developer Programmers are down 41.5% and Software Engineer are down 18.1%. For now, employers who do sponsor have a huge competitive advantage.

Improve Your Hiring Approach

Hiring is hard, and it takes time. If you’re trying to hire a team of people that are just like you, it will take even longer. Here are a few tips that we’ve found will help you hire a more diverse range of people, and as a result, hire faster.

Running technical interviews

Getting your interview process right is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when it comes to growing your engineering team. It’s important to be thorough in your technical screening, but not at the expense of time efficiency.

Why hire juniors?

When it comes to building a team, sometimes people think having more seniors is better. While it might mean you can get through the work more quickly, there are many reasons why you should consider hiring juniors.

A small tweak to reduce interviewer bias

Share whether or not to go to next round, but not detailed interview notes with future interviewers. We’re trying to balance not going in cold while also not being told how to feel about a person.

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Lookahead Log

Nov

Welcome to the team, Sarah!

Oct

Happy 7th birthday, SydCSS! 🥳

Sep

Highest demand for Node.js developers that we've seen.

Aug

New site! Send your feedback while the code is fresh in our minds :)

Jul

Noticing an increase in hiring activity. Nearly back to pre-Covid levels.

Jun

We're getting used to being fully remote.

May

Two CTO roles to hire is keeping things exciting.

Apr 2020

Fully remote and four days per week. We’re all learning to thrive in this new normal.

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We don’t just hire for other companies; we’re also building our own dream team.

We hire people who care about technology and train them to become great technical recruiters.

Are you a developer looking for a more people-focused role? Or a product manager who wants more autonomy?

If you love technology and want to work more closely with people, Lookahead could be the perfect fit.

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“Although I’m not coding on a daily basis, I’ve really enjoyed meeting developers and chatting with them. Having that technical background definitely helps me understand what developers and companies are after. I’ve also spent a lot of time giving people general advice on job searching and resume writing. They really appreciate that.”

Fiona Chan

Lookahead recruiter since 2015