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 (she/her) 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 (she/her) spent a decade working in tech and is now a Career Strategist & Coach for User Experience Professionals.


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

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Tracy Kroop, the Director of User Experience at Boomi, about how hiring managers can forge a great relationship with recruiters and how the process is largely broken. 
Interested in working with Tracy? Boomi is hiring!  
Drink Pairing: Old Fashioned

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Jess Dale, a Senior Product Design Manager at an ecommerce company, about how to onboard new hires in a way that makes them feel like they weren't lied to during the recruiting process! 
Drink Pairing: Anything from the Athletic Brewing Company

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Sara Howes, SVP of Product at Diesel Laptops about building a new product team from scratch in a very subject matter heavy industry. 
Sara is hiring!
Drink pairing: Black coffee

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Julia DeBari, a UX designer and educator turned recruiter. Julia shares her perspective on what hiring managers are asking for from designers and how she goes about finding the right fit for candidates. 
Drink pairing: Aperol Spritz

Tuesday May 31, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Dani Nordin, a Product Design Architect at Athena Health, about what happens when you decide you need to structure your own role. They want you to know that deciding you don't want to be a manager isn't a personal failing!
Drink pairing: Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild IPA (Non-alcoholic)

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