Hello Team @reef-recruitment!
Yup, that’s right @RalfWetzel, for now that’s just you and me
Getting this Team kick-started should be easy IMHO. I see the the following points:
- Planning the recruitment process
- Recruitment: getting as big and as diverse a crowd as possible to our public presentation
- Selection process in case we get too many applicants
- The onboarding process
Below you can find some more details for every point, and then I put a TL;DR at the end.
Long story short: I have come to realise that I am now confident enough to do the presentation without Alberto in the room, which means that we could put the presentation a bit earlier if we would want to.
Changing the date of the presentation (13/10 instead of 24/10), doesn’t make a lot of difference however, but it does have the advantage that the welcome moment doesn’t fall in the week of 1 November.
Deciding on the date of the presentation is a bit urgent though, because we need to print the flyers ASAP.
Can we have a quick chat about this one of these days?
For this we need everybody’s help (social media, flyers etc), but I guess it’s us who will need to drive it.
Let’s bring this up at the Coordination Group meeting, and maybe even at the plenary?
My worry is that this time we’ll get more applicants than we’ll be able to take on in one go, so we’ll need some sort of algorithm to select the first group of people.
My personal preference is to keep things simple, so I would go for “first come first served”, with an exception for people we know, who will be allowed to jump the queue (provided they follow the process).
What do you think?
Later in time we should probably also start thinking what we would like to do to facilitate the onboarding process. This is an issue where we can hopefully learn from your experience, and make sure that we provide the things that you felt were missing.
In the meanwhile I have created an “onboarding manual” (internal link). It’s a 6 page document that explains the key things I think people need to know to be able to find their way in The Reef.
Would you be willing to have a look at this and see whether it meets your needs? Any comments and/or edits are very welcome (pro tip: use this link to download the document for ease of use).
- Can we have a quick chat one of these days to discuss:
- the planning of the recruitment process (point 1 above))
- a possible selection mechanism (point 3)?
- When you have time, could you please have a look at the onboarding manual (point 4 above) and provide me with some feedback?