Update on Julie Horvath's Departure — from Github (github.com)

over 5 years ago from Anthony Dines, Senior Interaction Designer @ Google

  • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, over 5 years ago

    Is it strange that it took them over a year to find a competent HR lead? That seems like a long time for finding a single hire.

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    • Anthony Dines, over 5 years ago

      I can't speak for Github, but a few shops I've been at in my career have taken that long (or even longer) to find a good fit. With that role, it's increasingly less about hiring the classic HR position than it is about finding a candidate that fits the companies culture. Seems to always be a difficult thing to find, especially as companies get further and further away from typical corporate cultures.

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      • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, over 5 years ago

        I was hoping for a response like this. It sounded strange to me at first, thanks for shedding some light on that.

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      • John FlynnJohn Flynn, over 5 years ago

        Unfortunately, it sounds like they had a pretty toxic culture over there. Maybe finding HR that fits that mold isn't the best idea for some companies.

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