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Tuesday, October 23 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Hire Intelligence: Successful Strategies to Grow Your Company

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“How do you hire people?”

This is the question that I get asked the most whenever I give talks. While it seems like a simple question, when digging further I often find that there is a lot of anxiety and worry when it comes to hiring the wrong people at the wrong time for the wrong reasons.

A lot of that anxiety is focused on the cost of hiring, particularly when it goes wrong, as opposed to the benefits of when you get it right.

In this talk I will take you through the many iterations of Mighty Kingdom’s hiring process as we grew from 4 to 45, highlighting the things that we got right and wrong, and how we are evolving the process as we look to the future.

I will take you through our method for evaluating potential and how that overcomes the “talent gap” when you are trying to build a diverse workplace.

I will also talk about what happens after you hire; how you onboard new employees and how to create an environment that allows them to thrive.

Whether you are a small team looking to expand for the first time, or an established team looking to increase diversity, there are lessons we can all learn.

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Philip Mayes

Philip started working in the games industry in an age before smartphones and Game Developer Barbies.After cutting his teeth at Ratbag Games and Krome Studios in Adelaide, he broke out to form Mighty Kingdom in 2010. Since then he has seen it grow from a team of 2 working out of their... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm AEDT