Lunch and Learn #9

Rewired: Powered By Xero
Rewired: Powered By Xero
Public group

Rewired: Powered by Xero

96 Saint Georges Bay Road · Auckland

How to find us

Level 2 at Xero building, Te Ara Turoa

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Lunch and Learn is a fortnightly event at Rewired to bring the community around food and learning.

Each week, we're inviting either experts or startups from our community to share their knowledge and experience around different topics that will help your grow and scale your organisation.

Format is as follows:
12:00-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:00 Speaker + Q&A

For the month of February, we'll be focusing on everything HR/Culture/Hiring.


Speaker bio + topic:

Lessons learnt from hiring at scale | Hady Osman (

They say that recruitment is the most important thing that a company could do. After all, how you can execute on all the great ideas that you have without the right talent? The reality though is that many people in companies dread recruiting because it feels like a massive context switch, plagued with ambiguity and no one is really sure if they are doing it right.

When the target of hiring 35 developers in three months was set at Xero, everyone immediately knew that we had to go back to the drawing board and completely reimagine our recruitment process. We were under the firm belief that we have tapped out of all the talent that we needed in the market because of the difficult we were finding in hiring.

Fast forward to a year later, and we couldn't be more successful in hiring and spinning up entire teams quickly and with more confidence and rigour than before. In this talk, I will be sharing with you the most valuable learnings that we had through this journey applicable for any. Spoiler alert - it wasn't that we tapped out the market for talent; we were just very, very poor at doing it!

A software developer at heart, Hady is currently a Development Manager at Xero helping people have more conversations everyday about the things that matter to form great teams who build amazing product. Prefers code that is optimised for people rather than technology. Strives to be Yoda rather than Superman. And jumps on his Kindle at every fleeting chance.