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Engineering management - CircleCI's engineering competency matrix | CircleCI
Note from the author: this post was written in collaboration with Justin Cowperthwaite, engineering manager, with additional input from Jeff Palmer, VP Engineering.
IFTTT  Pocket  career  work  engineering  leadership  programming 
december 2018 by garrettc
The worst tech interview questions
I have a slightly unfair advantage over most tech recruiters in that I was once a developer (albeit a pretty terrible one) and as a result, I’m able to empathise with the majority of the issues they face on a daily basis. Ever since I transitioned to the dark
work  interview  management 
august 2018 by garrettc
"The best cities to live and work remotely for Digital Nomads, based on cost of living, internet speed, weather and other metrics."
remote  travel  work  emigration  brexit  europe  world 
july 2018 by garrettc
Honest Work
Honesty is the new game changer. Real jobs, real salaries, real transparency.
work  business  transparency 
july 2018 by garrettc
A Road Map for Navigating your Next Crisis: Nine Creative Leaders on Overcoming their Greatest Challenges - 99U
We all encounter defining challenges in our careers. It’s unavoidable. But it’s how we handle them that matters most.
IFTTT  Pocket  career  job  work 
june 2018 by garrettc
A user manual for me
"There are lots of ways to build good teams and working relationships. I’m currently training as an organisation and relationship systems coach with ORSC and there are lots of methods that help build teams and collaborations which I will share more of as I do the training (I’ll be fully qualified in January 2018). On a much simpler level though, before you get to the relational matter of teams, platforms and systems, it’s important for people to know your preferences as an individual."
career  communication  management  work 
june 2018 by garrettc
How to recruit and hire remote employees––then manage them | Workable
"When you're hiring remote employees, you may come across various challenges, like where to publish your remote positions or how to build your employer brand online. In this guide, we provide tips on how to recruit and hire remote employees, plus guidance to manage and retain them."
work  workplace  remoteworking  business  benefits 
may 2018 by garrettc
Blameless PostMortems and a Just Culture
"We don’t take this traditional view at Etsy. We instead want to view mistakes, errors, slips, lapses, etc. with a perspective of learning. Having blameless Post-Mortems on outages and accidents are part of that."
culture  devops  business  education  learning  development  work 
december 2017 by garrettc
A research roundup to show that your office layout is toxic (and some tips for making it better)
I used to think my frustration with open office plans meant that something was wrong with me. Everyone seemed so bought into the hype about how open layouts create transparency and collaboration.
architecture  work  office  openoffice  business 
september 2017 by garrettc
Remote workers share how they manage their work-life balance
For remote workers, it's often difficult to tell where home ends and where work begins.
office  work  business  home 
august 2017 by garrettc
What it's like being a new starter at Deeson
Yesterday marked exactly one month since I joined the team at Deeson. Here’s my perspective on what it’s like to be a new starter here.
friends  business  culture  work  office  trainig 
july 2017 by garrettc
Here’s When You Should Use Email Instead Of Slack
You spend your whole day chatting with your coworkers on Slack, but these are the times that it’s actually better to email.
email  slack  communication  management  business  society  work 
may 2017 by garrettc
I Work from Home
"Colin Nissan writes a humor piece about the travails of working from home, including constant eating, not exercising, and not being productive."
funny  humour  freelancing  work  home 
february 2017 by garrettc
"To Invent Your Own Life's Meaning Is Not Easy" - Advice From Bill Watterson, Drawn By Zen Pencils -
"If you've never seen it, this Bill Watterson cartoon on inventing your own life's meaning, is wonderful."
comic  cartoon  life  society  work  ambition  goals  calvinandhobbes 
january 2017 by garrettc
How we structure our work and teams at Basecamp
'“How do you guys actually work? How do you choose what to do? How big are your teams? How do you structure the work itself” are questions I get all the time. I’ve been sharing the details in small group workshops and 1 on 1, but figured it was time to write something up so we can share it at large.'
business  structure  projectmanagement  work 
december 2016 by garrettc
Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools
While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden.
microsoft  google  collaboration  office  work  pamoja  comparison  review 
november 2016 by garrettc
Lunch Train
"Makes planning lunch outings with your team simple and pleasant (and, dare we say, fun). Want sushi for lunch? Start a Lunch Train with a quick slash command, and your teammates can easily board the train and receive a reminder when it’s time to depart."
slack  bot  automation  work  teams 
september 2016 by garrettc
Three unconventional interview questions
A few ideas to help applicants open up Hiring is never easy. Attracting qualified candidates is hard enough — then, there are interviews. An interview is often the only collection of minutes you get with a stranger before signing up to spend, theoretically, several years with them.
work  hiring  business  bestpractice 
september 2016 by garrettc
Escape The Brexit
Having another look at and weighing up serious options.
travel  work  emmigration  brexit  europe  eu 
june 2016 by garrettc
Inside Moltin HQ
"If you haven't had a chance to see our office first-hand, here's a sneak peek!"
office  work  design  business  designthinking 
october 2015 by garrettc
10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings
The illustrated guide that gives you 10 tricks to appear smart in meetings.
business  funny  work  office  meeting 
april 2015 by garrettc
My £80 DIY IKEA standing desk
"It’s an object of fascination, jocularity, even lust and admiration. Here’s a quick run-down of how to make your own standing desk, like mine, from about £80 of IKEA parts."
work  workplace  office  desk  hacking  ikea 
april 2015 by garrettc
Ikea standing desk hack
A standing desk, hacked together from Ikea products for around £130
furniture  work  office  hacks 
october 2012 by garrettc
How to kill innovation, in five easy steps
Innovation is the life blood of most organizations in the 21st century, but most of them regularly do things to snuff out innovation wherever it rears its head. Here are five of the main culprits.
creativity  innovation  management  work 
may 2011 by garrettc
The Cult of Done Manifesto
"2: Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done."
gtd  productivity  inspiration  philosophy  work  manifesto 
november 2009 by garrettc
How to do SCRUM with Basecamp
Interesting use of Basecamp in an agile environment.
basecamp  scrum  agile  projectmanagement  work 
june 2009 by garrettc
How we use IRC at
Richard Jones with some examples of how they've integrated an IRC bot into their monitoring and maintenance routines. Nifty.
software  work  sysadmin  server  irc  lastfm  torchbox  devops  tools 
january 2009 by garrettc
Working From Home: The Readers Respond
Tips from the ALA readership on how to maintain the life/work balance when working from home.
home  business  advice  ala  work  tips 
october 2008 by garrettc

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