What is Wrong with Hiring

The podcast where we try to understand why hiring and getting hired in tech are both absolute nightmares. Hosted by Laura Klein and Amy Santee.

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What is Wrong with Hiring

Why is it such a pain in the ass to hire and get hired in tech? Join co-hosts Laura Klein and Amy Santee as they attempt to figure out what the heck is going on when it comes to hiring in this ridiculous industry. 

The answers may surprise and infuriate you! Ok, they probably won't totally surprise you, and will likely infuriate you (because humans gonna human). But we hope to provide some new perspectives and mild entertainment as we discuss the experiences of hiring managers, candidates, and talent professionals, and work toward solutions. Because y'know, we do care, and there is a better way.

About the Hosts

Laura Klein is an angry hiring manager, co-host of What is Wrong with UX, and author of Build Better Products & UX for Lean Startups. Amy Santee spent a decade working in tech and is now a Career Strategist & Coach for User Experience Professionals.


14 hours ago

In this episode, Amy and Laura talk about a few key ways to help other folks get jobs, even in a bad market.
Based on Amy's blog post, which you can check out here.

WTF Just Happened

Tuesday May 16, 2023

Tuesday May 16, 2023

Amy Santee and Laura Klein kick off a whole new season of ranting about hiring! In this episode, Amy and Laura talk about what's been going on in tech over the last 9 months or so (spoiler: it's not great!) and what this means for folks looking for jobs. They also tease some future podcast episodes that they'll probably get around to recording in the future. 

Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Mary Lukanuski about how to tell whether a candidate is right for the job. They discuss the pros and cons (mostly cons) of design exercises of various sorts and the things that actually do help you hire better. 
Drink Pairing: Mezcal Negroni

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Cindy Alvarez, Director of UX for Powerpoint, about how to figure out what sort of hire you really need and write a job description targeted to the right folks. 
Drink pairing: Sparkling Rose

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Bryan Cantrill, CTO of Oxide, about a wildly different approach to recruiting and hiring. 
Drink Pairing: Diet Dr. Pepper

Tuesday Aug 02, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Lisa Dusseault, CTO and Co-founder of Compaas about how to make sure you're making the right offer and paying people fairly for their work. 
Drink Pairing: California Chardonnay (properly chilled!) 

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with James Mayes, Founder at Mind the Product and currently an Evangelist at Pendo about why recruiting in tech is so hard and why recruiting technology can make it even harder. 
Pendo is hiring! 
Drink Pairing: Pinot Noir

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks to Emmy Southworth, Principal Product Manager at Lendio about how she created an apprenticeship program to create new designers. 
Interested in working with Emmy? Lendio is hiring! 
Drink Pairing: Draft Diet Dr. Pepper

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Lawrence Humphry and Fallon Blossom, the co-founders of Pearl. They talk about finding tech folks from non-traditional backgrounds and creating a better hiring pipeline. 
Pearl is a brand new platform for peer based leadership consulting where you can get wisdom and guidance from people you trust. 
Drink Pairings: Berry Sparkling Water or an Old Fashioned, depending on time of day
(note from Laura: it's a big world. it's always happy hour somewhere)

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Sarah Milstein, VP of Engineering at Daily. They talk about how to position smaller companies to compete with the big corporations and be appealing even in a hot market. 
Drink Pairing: Lambrusco

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