[Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

Gayle Karen Young gyoung at wikimedia.org
Wed Mar 20 18:52:37 UTC 2013

Hi Pine!

*We overtly recruit outside of SF. I think our latest hire was from Texas!
Last year 23% were remote employees, and that percentage has increased to
31% this year. Of that 31%, 17% live abroad. **As of February 2013, 27% of
staff is female, 28% minority, 34% are foreign nationals, and 69% have
lived or worked abroad. ** We'd like more. :) If anyone knows interested
candidates, current jobs can be found at jobs.wikimedia.org.*
*Warmest regards, Gayle*

From: *ENWP Pine* <deyntestiss at hotmail.com>
Date: 11 March 2013 13:06
To: "gbyrd at wikimedia.org" <gbyrd at wikimedia.org>, "
wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org" <wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org>


Thanks for the report.

Congrats again to the fundraising team for what they accomplished this for
this round of fundraising.

The Q&A for the mid-year report talks about a hiring pace that is slower
than planned, and says "We attribute this to the fact that the market for
engineers is extremely competitive in San Francisco right now." I'd like to
ask you or Gayle about how aggressive WMF is about recruiting outside of
SF. I think there are probably engineers at large tech companies outside of
SF who would enjoy a change of culture from their current employers to WMF
if they're willing to take a pay cut. I think that they would be good
candidates for the recruiting team, so I'd strongly encourage aggressive
recruiting outside of San Francisco.



Gayle Karen K. Young
Chief Talent and Culture Officer
Wikimedia Foundation

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