Jason & Chamath Palihapitiya at Hack the North: money, markets, motivation & mercenaries – YouTube. What an incredible interview. There is some awesome advice buried inside the conversation… One thing that I took away right away was the idea of doing something work working someplace because the product being created is something that you WANT […]
I Love High Tech—and We Should Leverage it in Hiring—but Here’s Some Old-School Advice That Still Works | LinkedIn. This article is so spot on its not even funny. A day does not go by without hearing the objection “the candidate has had too many jobs, that means they can’t stick anything out, so […]
Keith Rabois on the role of a COO, how to hire and why transparency matters. He makes some really good points, and uses some interesting analogies to illustrate what he is talking about….. People who are building teams and hiring should really find his points to be insightful…. Enjoy…..
Why LinkedIn Will Never Kill the Professional Recruitment Industry – ERE.net. People fail to realize that recruiting and recruitment is a people business. Companies who think that a “technology” platform is going to be the solution are fooling themselves. A person accepting a new role someplace does not happen in a vacuum! LinkedIn is a tool […]
When is a ‘client’ not a client ? «. This is one area of recruitment where there is a grey area. I have heard stories of companies signing every firm in town to their “vendor” list just to insure that they would not have their people poached….and this company had no intention of letting the […]
I love recruitment because….. «. I love recruitment for many of the same reasons mentioned in the article and for many more. I have told people on more than one occasion that I can’t see myself ever doing anything else. I love what I do and I get to do what I love….Help People […]
The golden rule of cold-calling. Don’t! – The Savage Truth. There is no reason to have to cold call…..a truly cold call….chances are there is a way to leverage a common interest, a personal network, or a personal reference in order to make the call warmer….
5 signs that you should hire a programmer on the spot « More Than Coding. Great ideas about how to run a technical interview, what to look for in a candidate, and emphasis on making a quick decision because great people have options ….if you like them and they fit…pull the frigging trigger!!!
How I got a job at Stack Overflow – Matt\\\\\\\’s Blog. There are some great nuggets of wisdom in this post, both about how to interview and prepare for a technical job interview, but also how companies should conduct and hire someone….it appears to me that Joel Spolsky and the guys at StackOverflow seem to […]
Hired Guns: How Search Firms Are Changing The Business Of College Coaching – Forbes. Interesting article about the use of search firms in sports….I can’t think of an industry out there where the use of a search firm would not be beneficial….not everyone has the time, skills, or network to do what it is that […]
Path.To\\\\\\\’s Social Media Mojo Transforms Your Facebook Posts Into A New Job | Fast Company. As more and more companies realize that there is more to hiring that just matching up someone’s hard skills to a job spec, companies like Path.To are going to become extremely useful tools in helping to identify the top performers […]
Vinod Khosla: Silicon Valley’s Talent Thief | PandoDaily. Vinod gets it….it is no wonder he is one of the best of all time….he understands the value of people to an organization and he understands that it is worth it for him to spend the time to help his portfolio companies land the best and […]
The War for Talent Is Returning; Don’t Get Caught Unprepared – ERE.net. In Nashville it is not returning…it is already here….companies are starting to realize that Talent is the name of the game and it is time to do whatever it takes to not only attract but keep the top performers in their organizations. […]
Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change | TechCrunch. The sooner companies realize that letting someone have the option of working remote, and allowing for the use of contractors, consultants, or talent on demand….is the sooner that the talent pool will open up and every company will be on an equal playing field […]
Dropbox Buys Cove To Bring Former Facebookers Ruchi Sanghvi And Aditya Agarwal To The Team | TechCrunch. Proof that Talent is where it is. This happens I am sure more than we all realize…companies are acquired not for the products that they produce, but for the talent on their teams. You know that it […]