Hiring is a priority. GitLab is a fast-growing company, and paying
attention to hiring is one of the highest-leverage activities a manager can
perform. As long as there are vacancies on your team, hiring should be your top
Hiring is your responsibility. You may rely on other members of your team
to help you evaluate potential candidates. We also have many people at GitLab,
most notably in Recruiting, who will help you through the process. But it is
always your responsibility to make timely, high-quality hires - speak up if
you feel like anything is preventing you from accomplishing this goal.
Hiring is about making the team better. It is easy to try to find
candidates who can merely perform the functions of the role, and more
difficult to find people who make the team better while they do it.
Hiring is hard. It often involves making difficult decisions, and learning
to do it well can take years. In times of rapid growth, it may consume 50% or
more of your time. Please use every resource available to you, from
more experienced hiring managers in the company to the many resources
available in our handbook.