How does your small team produce as much software as it does? — Medium. I love to find articles where great teams are doing great work. It only helps to emphasize a soap box that I jump on day after day. It is always, always, always, always, about great people. Companies, Managers, HR Teams, etc….can […]
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 Im No Hustler – Forbes. You have to have Hustle…but you have to have other things too….and the successful people have the others in spades….
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 […]
No more yes. Its either HELL YEAH! or no. | Derek Sivers. What a great philosophy! Love it !! I am going to be keeping my eyes open for the Hell Yeah’s for sure !!
The 6 Huge Hiring Mistakes Everyone Makes | Fast Company. There is something to be taken away from this article for anyone who is in the position of having to hire people….no matter the size of the company, the role, the process….
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 […]
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 […]