During the last year, we interviewed >2000 tech companies about their approach to hiring developers.
Except for the regular hiring process, we found out two new trends. More than 15% of companies we talked to, claim that personality is much more important than technology stack, “Technologies could be learned”, even in a case when a significant part of a team works remotely. At the same time, there are companies, they evaluate candidate’s code, conduct the technical tests and hire a person without any voice/video communication with him. I personally talked to a CTO of a company, who manages more than 60 programmers in distributed team, but hardly ever spoke to 10 of them in the last 3 years.
If you are a programmer, what would you prefer? To be hired for the quality of your code or for your outstanding personality, that perfectly matches the current team?
If you are the one, who hire developers, what is more important for you: technology stack or personality?