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 […]
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…..
2011 December | Sneakerhead VC. Great article, written awhile ago but still is EXTREMELY relevant! There are some companies that discount culture as a critical piece of their core business and hiring process…and they do this to their detriment. People have to be able to engage, become inspired, thrive and absolutely play nice in 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 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….
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. […]
The Secret to Career Success. Great Advice….Read it and Heed it….you won’t be sorry….
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 […]
5 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters – RecruitingBlogs.com. Lots of truth right here….it is what the good ones do day in and day out…and the hacks…well….