The Debrief: Amy Reichanadter on Creating the Foundation for Exceptional Hiring

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On the latest episode of The Debrief, Amy Reichanadter, Chief People Officer at Databricks, joins our Co-Founder Teddy Chestnut to chat about lessons she’s learned from scaling Databricks’ team from 500 to almost 7,000 employees.

In the episode, Amy and Teddy discuss:

How Amy laid the foundation for hiring success early on at Databricks Setting and maintaining a high bar for hiring quality What Amy prioritized when scaling Databricks’ team  Unlocking hiring efficiency with AI

Check out our highlights from the conversation: 

Amy’s favorite interview question. Amy’s go-to interview question is asking candidates to provide an example of how they’ve used customer feedback to fuel innovation. She believes this question provides the opportunity to understand if the candidate has a customer-centric mindset.

Amy’s top priorities when scaling Databricks. When Amy joined Databricks in 2019, there were around 500 employees. And in just a few years, they would go on to hire more than 6,000 employees. Amy knew it was critical to lay the foundation for exceptional hiring early on, so Databricks could continue to make quality hiring decisions while scaling rapidly. 

To build the foundation for hiring success, she prioritized three things: 

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