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Jun 8, 2018

CircleCI is the leading platform for software innovation at scale. With intelligent automation and delivery tools, CircleCI is used by more than 25,000 engineering organizations worldwide, including Facebook, Spotify, GoPro, Blue Apron, Bleacher Report, and Coinbase to radically reduce the time from idea to execution.

The company also hit the headlines earlier this year for raising $31 million in Series C round of funding. But, I wanted to find out more about the secret of their success.

Hiring the right people is really hard. Estimates put the true cost of recruiting the wrong employee anywhere from $250,000-$850,000 when you factor in hiring, onboarding, compensation, severance, and legal fees.

Not to mention that most tech companies are still dramatically uneven with 70% men. Today I have a great story about how six-time founder and CircleCI’s CEO Jim Rose is tackling these challenges using data-first evaluations and opening up about how they think about hiring differently.

CircleCI CEO, Jim Rose reveals how he completely reshaped the company's hiring process to weed out unconscious bias, decrease staff turnover, improve diversity, and most importantly make sure the right person for the job gets hired.

We also discuss how technology helped him create a diverse and inclusive culture that transformed CircleCI.