The NYT Business section recently published “How to Hire the Right Person,” full of hiring principles and tips from various business leaders. Most of it reads like common sense. Yet this advice contains numerous pitfalls and traps - the kind we continually see crippling our clients’ hiring efforts.
Programmer Sahat Yalkabov’s blog post, “F*** You, I Quit — Hiring Is Broken,” generated hundreds of comments on Reddit and Hacker News and more than 100,000 views on Medium in the first 24 hours. He struck a nerve.
So how do you elicit responses from candidates you know would be great fits for this role AND cut down the number of messages you need to send a day? Craft a targeted sourcing message for every candidate you reach out to. The better you aim, the more responses you’ll get--and the more time you’ll save. Here are a couple tips to get you started.
Congratulations! You’re on the hunt for a new team member. But despite posting a pitch-perfect job description everywhere you can, a low application rate and lackluster pool of candidates make you wonder: what’s missing?
Even the hardest-working entrepreneurs will hit a wall in building and scaling their teams. As hiring strategists, we spend a lot of time thinking about what makes a great match between an employer and job seeker. Here are our tips on how to hire the edtech team you want.
How should you begin a new job search if you're transitioning out of the classroom? There's plenty of online advice, but not all of it is helpful—or correct. Here’s our take on how to launch a successful edtech job search.
An employee won’t succeed massively in your company unless her best strengths match your biggest needs. Focus on exploring how her personal strengths made her biggest accomplishments possible, then check whether these match up with the strengths most needed in the open role.
Think of your job description not as a list of requirements, but as an ad targeted solely at the best fits for your position. What gets them out of bed in the morning? What are their emotional triggers? Do they care more about compensation or meaningful work?