Have you heard of Thumbtack? They’re a startup that helps you finish whatever projects are on your plate. That’s a cool idea! But that’s not why I bring them to your attention. Nope. I bring Thumbtack up because of their awesome referral strategies.
Entelo has a great blog entry about how to find engineers hiding on GitHub, which includes looking at repos that the candidate has forked, as well as browsing through candidates similar to the one you are looking at. Additionally, you can learn how to find a software developer’s email address using public information available on Github. Just watch the video below.
HireNurture co-founder Amol Sarva wrote a post that was recently published on The Recruiter’s Lounge. It’s about how AngelList lets you round up more than capital. Many of the best startups are using the amazingly clean and clear offering from AngelList to hire as well.
“Clunky” “Horrible” “I hardly use it.” “Never seen one I like.” “Ugh. Kill me.” We hear comments like this all the time from startup recruiters like you when we ask you about your applicant tracking system.
The best recruiters complement their talent acquisition efforts with talent marketing to keep their talent supply chain healthy. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of work and time to create great talent marketing campaigns. Talent marketing campaigns that: Use beautiful images and infographics that attract the eye of job seekers Provide professionally designed freemium content like eBooks Highlight the great work of your engineering team (like this […]
If you need to hire with speed then you need a healthy talent pipeline. But how do you structure it? How do you make it effective? How do you make sure you don’t overfill it? What are the pitfalls? Thankfully you don’t need to figure this out alone. Glen Cathey of Boolean Black Belt outlined how he applies supply chain management ideas, like Lean manufacturing principles […]
Most recruiters on Twitter are following recruiting thought leaders – people like Lou Adler (@LouA) and Dr. John Sullivan (@DrJohnSullivan). However, Twitter is also a great place to keep up with trends that affect your clients’ and candidates’ industries. So here are 10 Twitter accounts that don’t belong to recruiters or HR professionals that you should start following. By following some of these […]
We’ve shared below third party reviews of 8 different HR technology products spanning applicant tracking systems, social media tools, and talent search solutions. Let us know if you find these reviews useful. We’ll include more posts like this going forward if they’re helping you find and vet new technologies for your recruiting practice. Here’s the Inspector Jones review of applicant tracking system iCMS. […]
If I told you that one of the best ways to hire good employees was to eliminate or replace traditional job postings all together, would you believe me? Here are a couple of examples that may convince you to consider alternate job posting strategies. Zappos lets candidates fall in love with them Zappos has eliminated job postings. That’s right. Instead of […]
Standing out from competition is a challenge for hiring companies. The best technical talent is inundated with job offers, so how do you separate from the pack? Try showcasing your team’s engineering chops on a separate blog aimed at a developer audience. What Etsy Does Best As we’ve outlined in our free eBook, “Building a passive candidate recruiting machine” (which you […]