On 2021-01-21 09:23, johann woeckinger wrote:> I'm aware that this is a more
technical newsgroup, but i know that there are
> pretty experienced ppl. involved and i hope for some wisdom:
> We might want to hire some devs for PL/I as several "core" ppl. will retire
> in near future. As PL/I is not teached / used widely anymore we'll have to
> educate ppl ourselves (we're used to that). My personal experience tells me,
> on getting into PL/I, but ppl. who come from e.g. C (which is also pretty
> rare these days) do much smoother. So i consider putting "some experience in
> C" on the offer. What are your experiences? How would you "attract" the right
> ppl.? What should we look for?
Offer remote working, I just had a call for a possible job in Liege, 3+ hour by
train from Oostende (and even more by car). Remote? Now probably yes, but once
Covid-19 is gone, "maybe one or two days per week".
Compare this to my first stint in Dublin (while living in the UK), in 2001. They
had someone working from down-under. Used to work in Dublin, went back, and they
said "let's give it a try". Turned out to ve very useful to (also) keep an eye
on the overnight batch!
Robert AH Prins
The hitchhiking grandfather - https://prino.neocities.org/indez.html
Some REXX code for use on z/OS - https://prino.neocities.org/zOS/zOS-Tools.html