Pay Transparency, Being Public, and Hiring for Culture, with Joe Militello (Ep. 103)

May 17, 2018 Michael Coté

In this episode, we check back in with Pivotal's head of HR, Joe Militello. We discuss progress on Pivotal's pay transparency program and why it'll net help the employees and company. Also, there's some tips on practical Interviews for a creative, software driven companies like Pivotal and many of our customers. Since last we talked Pivotal went public, so we talk about the relatively small) differences in HR since then.

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Coté works in technical marketing for Pivotal Cloud Foundry®. See @cote for more.

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