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24 October
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6 Winning Recruiting Strategies for Tech Startups

Tech startups often worry about how to compete for talent with bigger companies. Many technology giants attract software developers with generous compensation packages. It’s common to see the tech giants put forward higher salaries, enticing benefits and perks, fancy or sometimes novel (such as a treehouse) office space, sense of stability, well-defined path for advancement and seemingly endless possibilities of promotion.

What should you do if you are recruiting for a startup in the same market as these tech juggernauts? What are some strategies you can implement to attract top talent for your startup? Read more…

22 September
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5 Skills Hiring Managers Look for in Technical Recruiter Candidates


How do managers of technical recruiting teams define a high potential hire? What are some core competencies talent acquisition leaders looking for in their candidates? Technical recruiting is a uniquely challenging task. Recruiters require a special set of skills, and no one recognizes these skills better than the hiring managers. Read more…

08 December
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How Startups Can Win Top Talent – Part 1

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Last month, our Founder and CEO, Mei Lu, gave a talk on the “How Startups Can Win Top Talent” panel during Seattle Startup Week, hosted by Mikaela Kiner of uniquelyHR, along with four other panelists: Matt Cholerton, Jennie Ellis, Shauna Swerland and Meagan Sylvester. Mei shared tips on how startups can win top talent using a variety of strategies and techniques to attract, recruit, and hire top tech talent in today’s competitive market.

Here are Mei’s thoughts on questions from the audience. (This is part 1 of a multi-part series to address the hiring and recruiting questions of many startup founders.) Read more…

28 November
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Personalization in Recruiting Process

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Software developers today know their worth, understand the competitive landscape and see opportunities just about anywhere. If an employer takes too long to respond or has a complicated application process, it is easy for their target talent to quickly pass them up and move on to the next. Therefore, it is extremely important that companies maximize the candidate experience through the job application process.

But what makes up a good candidate experience on top of providing a smooth application and interview process? Personalization. We are fortunate to have a chance to sit down with Marvin Smith, a well-known and respected speaker and recruiting leader at Lockheed Martin, and dig in on the importance and the value of personalization.

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02 June
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#1 Must-Know When Engaging Passive Candidates

The candidate engagement problem

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Candidate Engagement (credit: marketo.com)

Proactively sourcing for passive candidates is an important part of technical recruiting, even for companies with strong brands among developers, such as Google or Facebook, which seem to have plenty of active candidates to choose from.  (It was reported that Google has a job application acceptance rate of 0.2% – 25 times more selective than Harvard, Read more…