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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Fri 10 Jul 2020 16:05 - 16:17 at Baekje - A19-SEIS-Engineering an Inclusive Society Chair(s): Iftekhar Ahmed

The typical hiring pipeline for software engineering occurs over several stages—from phone screening and technical on-site interviews, to offer and negotiation. When these hiring pipelines are “leaky,” otherwise qualified candidates are lost at some stage of the pipeline. These leaky pipelines impact companies in several ways, including hindering a company’s ability to recruit competitive candidates and build diverse software teams.

To understand where candidates become disengaged in the hiring pipeline—and what companies can do to prevent it—we conducted a qualitative study on over 10,000 reviews on 19 companies from Glassdoor, a website where candidates can leave reviews about their hiring process experiences. We identified several poor practices which prematurely sabotage the hiring process—for example, not adequately communicating hiring criteria, conducting interviews with inexperienced interviewers, and ghosting candidates. Our findings provide a set of guidelines to help companies improve their hiring pipeline practices—such as being deliberate about phrasing and language during initial contact with the candidate, providing candidates with constructive feedback after their interviews, and bringing salary transparency and long-term career discussions into offers and negotiations. Operationalizing these guidelines helps make the hiring pipeline more transparent, fair, and inclusive.

Conference Day
Fri 10 Jul

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16:05 - 17:05
A19-SEIS-Engineering an Inclusive SocietySoftware Engineering in Society at Baekje
Chair(s): Iftekhar AhmedUniversity of California at Irvine, USA
16:05
12m
Research paper
Debugging Hiring: What Went Right and What Went Wrong in the Technical Interview ProcessSEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Mahnaz BehrooziNCSU, Shivani ShirolkarNorth Carolina State University, Titus BarikMicrosoft, Chris ParninNorth Carolina State University
Pre-print
16:17
6m
Short-paper
From RE Cares to SE Cares: Software Engineering for Social Good, One Venue at a TimeSEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Alex DekhtyarCal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Jane HayesUniversity of Kentucky, Jennifer HorkoffChalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Gunter MussbacherMcGill University, Canada, Irit HadarUniversity of Haifa, Meira LevyShenkar College of Engineering, Design, Art, Tingting YuUniversity of Kentucky, Jared PayneUniversity of Kentucky, Barbara PaechUniversity of Heidelberg, Germany, Kim YoungjoonJ-CCEI, Jo EunjungJ-CCEI, Heo SeungbumJ-CCEI, Kim YoungjoonJ-CCEI, Kim YoungjoonJ-CCEI, Kim YoungjoonJ-CCEI
16:23
6m
Short-paper
Deep Learning for Smart Sewer Systems: Assessing Nonfunctional RequirementsSEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Hemanth GudaparthiUniversity of Cincinnati, Reese JohnsonMetropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Harshitha ChallaUniversity of Cincinnati, Nan NiuUniversity of Cincinnati
16:29
12m
Talk
Refactoring Community Smells in the Wild: The Practitioner’s Field ManualArtifact AvailableArtifact ReusableSEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Gemma CatolinoDelft University of Technology, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno, Damian Andrew TamburriTU/e, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology, Filomena FerrucciUniversity of Salerno
16:41
6m
Short-paper
Building Trust in the UntrustableSEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Emilia CioroaicaFraunhofer IESE, Barbora BuhnovaMasaryk University, Thomas Kuhn, Daniel SchneiderFraunhofer IESE
Pre-print
16:47
6m
Short-paper
Developing Software for Motivating Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to do Outdoor Physical ActivitySEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Juan C TorradoNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Ida WoldNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Letizia JaccheriNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Susanna PelagattiUniversity of Pisa, Stefano ChessaUniversity of Pisa, Javier GomezUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid, Gunnar HartvigsenArctic University of Norway, Henriette MichalsenArctic University of Norway
16:53
12m
Talk
Designing Edutainment Software for Digital Skills Nurturing of Preschoolers. A Method Proposal.SEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Adriana-Mihaela GuranDepartment of Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Grigoreta Sofia CojocarDepartment of Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Anamaria MoldovanAlbinuta Kindergarten, Cluj-Napoca, Romania