Daily Archives: April 18, 2007

How to Recruit 40 Employees [On Atlassian]


Here’s the white board in our HR Director Flanagan’s office with 44 hires we are planning in Sydney and San Francisco. Notice the stern warning at the top: “You can delete but not add!”

How do you recruit 40 employees? Step one: write down the roles you need to fill. If you put it on a white board, then the goal becomes visual. And when you are doubling in size every year like Atlassian, the goal can be intimidating.

Step two: work very very hard. 🙂

If you’re passionate about your work and want to work with like-minded individuals, learn more about Atlassian and what we are looking for.