As members of women’s Tech hub, we know that there are multiple issues of bias around recruitment. Our members complain about ghosting, which is when they simply don’t have any response or gaslighting, which is when someone agrees on a price or agreement with you and then tells you they never agreed that. It’s rife in the industry and drives many of you away, we know this because you tell us!
We, therefore, set up direct recruitment with tech3shed, which was where we introduced members directly to the companies cutting out the recruitment process by talking directly at a careers fair. AND it worked! It was amazing to see how many of the main companies were shocked to see the quality of our members whom, without the industry blockers, they would never meet.
Because of that we now go direct and we have some great companies who are keen to talk direct, which is great. You can be a member on our candidate’s page here without your current company knowing it’s you (an issue with LinkedIn for some) and also we are only charging 5% as it means it keeps us independent and supports our work. We have some new companies and candidates coming in weekly so check out our pages – candidates here and jobs here.
If you are a company not understanding where the women are, then speak to us direct on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can explain why you don’t see them yet.
The next Workshop Wedenesday will be this week on the 15th of July and we currently have:
- Guest speaker Eleanor Stowe: Design in Change Roles
- Bristol Data Science & Machine Learning: Self-paced peer-supported study session
- Python Beginners: Following an online Python Course (https://www.udacity.com/course/introduction-to-python–ud1110) – consolidating lesson 4
- Introduction to Software Testing
- Webdev 101: How to deploy a static site with Netlify. A great way to get portfolio sites up and running
Sign up here (or in the individual group meetups on the links above) and feel free to join us for just the part that interests you, we will showcase what’s on from 6 – 6.15 before starting the talks.
If you wish to do a talk then please let us know by email on email@example.com.
We are happy to host other rooms if you want to discuss projects etc and if you wish to sponsor one the details are on our networking page here.Continue reading “Direct recruiting without the ghosting or gaslighting”