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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…

25 June
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What A Strong Startup Engineering Team Looks Like

Software developers spend a tremendous amount of time and energy focused on building software systems and products. More often than not, these products are results of efforts from teams, not just individuals. So, the long-term success of a software product relies more on the strengths of the team than that of an individual. Read more…

25 April
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4 Ways Your Junior Developers Will Make The Grade – An Interview with Kevin Yu, CTO of Socedo

When tech recruiters look for talent who best match their job openings, it is almost certain that they are after the seasoned and experienced ones in the field. We seldom hear companies, especially startups, chasing after junior developers. They need to consider the company’s ability and bandwidth for onboarding and training new team members, so they tend to opt for senior developers. While the talent pool size of the “experienced” developers is always limited, there are new tech talent trying to enter a career in tech every year. Is there no hope for these junior developers to pursue career opportunities with startups?

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23 February
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How Startups Can Win Top Talent – Part 2

Our Founder and CEO, Mei Lu, recently 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 2 of a multi-part series to address the hiring and recruiting questions of startup founders. You can find Part 1 of the series here.) Read more…