Ep25 Basecamp CEO Jason Fried, Resources For Humans

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August 5th, 2019

39 mins 30 secs

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Basecamp CEO Jason Fried shares his views on recruiting and HR, including Basecamp's decision to embed compensation ranges in job descriptions. In this episode you'll learn:

  • Why Basecamp included comp ranges in job descriptions
  • How Basecamp created a living wage $70k floor for salaries
  • Advice for companies considering compensation transparency
  • How they worked through 4,000 applications for 5 jobs (without machines)
  • Why Basecamp is a pacifist in the "war for talent"
  • How to overcome hustle & grind culture.

For more insights into Basecamp's hiring process, check out their podcast on the topic: https://rework.fm/hire-when-it-hurts/