What makes someone a truly remarkable talent evaluator — Nadia Singer, Figma’s Chief People Officer
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Our guest today is Nadia Singer, Chief People Officer at Figma.
Nadia joined Figma in 2020 and has seen explosive growth in her own career alongside the collaborative design platform’s. Before Figma, Singer was a talent expert who has hired hundreds of talented folks at places like Quora, Facebook and Google.
In our conversation today, we dive deep into what makes someone a terrific talent evaluator. Nadia opens up her own recruiter playbook and shares:
- Her personal recruiting trick, which is to study how a candidate reaches an answer, rather than what they say
- Tactics interviewers can use to avoid pattern matching and other biases
- The biggest mistakes she made in her early days as a recruiter
- Ways that Figma tweaked its approach to culture so it could scale alongside the company
You can follow Nadia on Twitter at @nadsinger. You can email us questions directly at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @firstround and @brettberson.