Liz Hall is the VP of People at Trello, a visual collaboration tool used by millions of people worldwide. Think of it as a project management application that can be accessed on any device; desktop or mobile, by employees scattered across the globe or in the same room. Trello started as a product of Fog Creek Software and became its own company in 2014. It now has 63 employees and Liz Hall has hired each and every one of them. What does it take to be one of those hires?
Another thing that's a giant red flag is having zero questions for me, especially once they know that I had been with the company since the beginning. I'm a wealth of knowledge about the company: the products, the teams, how they operate. I'm happy to stay on the phone and answer any you ask. There's a difference between asking questions because you think, “I'm told I’m supposed to ask questions.” That's very clear when someone says, okay, now I'm supposed to ask this versus an actual thoughtful question.