Ashley Swanson

Blog Posts

Defining Expectations For Your Engineering Culture

As tech companies try to retain their talent during this Great Resignation, there’s a growing consensus that the reason so many workers are quitting stems from their expectations no longer lining up with the expectations of the organization.

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Does Your Engineering Culture Need A Tune-Up?

By regularly checking-in and fine-tuning aspects that intersect with these pillars, organizations can shift an engineering culture to be more aligned with their goals.

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Culture Check – Before Hiring, Understand Your Engineering Culture

A healthy engineering culture will make or break a company’s hiring goals. Before posting that job opening, the first step should be understanding the state of your current engineering culture.

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Secret Sauce – How We Onboard Engineers at Edify: A Q&A with Director of Data Science Kate Farmer

How does a company that specializes in technical onboarding create its own program for software engineers? At Edify, our secret sauce is a mix of our own product – eddy – with our philosophy on technical onboarding.

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Engineering Onboarding Is Larger Than HR

If you aren’t asking HR to code, why are you asking HR to lead engineer onboarding?

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Build Equity in Engineering Onboarding

Onboarding is more than just checkboxes and paperwork for your new developers. With so much of the focus placed on practical knowledge, managers can overlook the intangibles important to the onboarding process – such as equity, work culture, and inclusivity. 

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Developer Onboarding Is Like An Escape Room

Poorly designed escape rooms are similar to bad onboarding experiences. Missing information, confusing language, or unclear goals can leave negative experiences - all of these contribute to a high turnover rate of skilled software engineers.

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