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Six Feet Up CTO Joins Panel at 2021 Powderkeg Unvalley Event

Six Feet Up CTO Joins Panel at 2021 Powderkeg Unvalley Event

Six Feet Up CTO and AWS Community Hero, Calvin Hendryx-Parker, shared his perspective about tech talent beyond Silicon Valley and discussed Six Feet Up’s approach to hiring expert developers at Powderkeg Unvalley 2021

During the virtual panel discussion, “How To Get the Best Results with Outsourced Talent,” Calvin — alongside Doug Allgood, President & CEO of BlackInk IT, and Matt DeCoursey, Co-founder and CEO of Full Scale — weighed the pros and cons of outsourcing talent for IT and development needs. 

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“Six Feet Up has employees from South Africa to California, and all of the time zones in between,” said Calvin. "Our core focus is solving sophisticated, complex problems, so we don’t have a junior team in house. We hire senior developers who align with our culture. As a fully remote company powered by the EOS Process™, we’re committed to finding the right person for the right seat.”

The panel of IT leaders also discussed the importance of creating and implementing a streamlined onboarding process from daily communications and progress reports to pre-hire personality tests.

 “To help ensure new hires will succeed, in addition to reviewing skills on a resume, Six Feet Up asks all potential employees to take personality assessments including The Predictive Index, Kolbe A and DiSC,” said Calvin. “Once employees are hired, to facilitate open dialogue, we’re heavy users of Slack and Zoom.”

Learn more about the Powderkeg Unvalley 2021 event, and watch the panel video below: 

Powderkeg is a growing community of more than 10,000 tech entrepreneurs and others who are building innovative companies across America. Learn more and see upcoming events at: https://powderkeg.com/ 

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