Glassdoor has locked up $20 million in new financing to make the job-hunting process more transparent.
LinkedIn has released a new list of the most desirable companies to work for, and the tech sector is clearly favored with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook sitting at the top.
Guest Post If you build a team that looks alike, thinks alike, and wears the same shoes, you will get group-think and generate only one answer. You then have to hope it’s the right one.
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has brought her first Google staffer over to Yahoo, as AllThingsD notes: Anne Espiritu, who ran consumer technology PR for Google. In other words, not a geek.
Guest Post When you’re the leader of a startup, deciding it’s time to hire brings on mixed emotions. On the one hand, hiring new employees means new talent and fresh ideas, and it’s perhaps the most visible sign of success, or at least traction, for your company. On the other, it means ceding a bit more control, which can be difficult, to say the least.
Guest Post Hiring incredible talent, notably engineers, has become a crushingly hard challenge for most startup founders. While hiring seems like a good problem (you’re growing), try searching for a new Ruby engineer for six months, while your traffic takes off, feedback emails flood in, and product development grinds to a halt.
Would you suggest a friend or contact for a job at your company? Most people answer yes, making referrals the most tried and true method of recruiting. Now a new tool in the recruiter’s toolbox will allow hiring managers to automate, gamify, and extend referrals beyond immediate contacts.
Guest Post Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg famously commented that a great engineer is worth a 100 average engineers (something every developer knows deep in their heart). He was talking about A-players, and in my opinion the worst thing any startup can do is accept less than the best and brightest.
Funding news was rather slow today, but then again, it’s the end of the week. And no one wants to release major news with Google is stealing all the spotlight at this week at its Google I/O conference. However, here are a few (and I do mean a few) deals that caught our eye.
File this in the what-will-they-think-of-next category.
The company calls itself the “eHarmony of jobs.” Hot startups like Quora and Evernote, Eventbrite, and Lytro post their positions there. And now that Path.to is expanding beyond San Francisco, maybe, just maybe, your dream job will meet you with a kiss and a box of chocolates.
Quixey is an app discovery engine with a problem, and it’s not just the odd name.
Hiring well is one of the most crucial things any company does. New start-up enRecruit is launching today to help recruiters and managers use video to hire better, smarter, faster.
Guest Post What are the chances that the ideal people for your business live within commuting distance? And even if they did, could you actually find, attract, and afford them, given that great talent has countless options?
Editor's Pick Profitably, a startup trying to bring deep financial analytics to small and medium businesses, was founded two years ago, in March of 2010. Exactly one year ago this week we reported that the company raised $1.1 million in seed funding to grow its team.
With big dogs like Facebook and Twitter building out their engineering offices in Manhattan, the little guys have to up their recruiting game. A band of seven Silicon Alley startups has come together to form Come Work In New York, an organization hoping to entice top tech talent to stay scrappy in the Big Apple. From its presser:
It was less than six months ago that RTP Ventures opened its U.S. arm in New York, giving it $100 million out of its $750 million fund to make investments. Now, senior managing director Kirill Sheynkman has added two new staffers, bringing on Murat Bicer in Boston and Jalak Jobanputra in New York.
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Guest Post Have you noticed that there are very few job listings for business development, marketing, operations, and other business-related functions at startups? It seems like all the non-technical jobs get snatched up before they are even made public.
Guest Post As a CEO of a startup, my online voice – a blog called Greg’s Corner — is the place where I share my company news, try to differentiate myself from competitors, and showcase the value I’m offering. But until about a year ago, my online voice wasn’t saying much.
Cloud services leader Salesforce has hired former U.S. chief information officer Vivek Kundra as its executive vice president of emerging markets, the company announced today.
Guest Post Boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling employ weight classes to ensure the competition is fair and you’re tested on skill, not size. In business, weight classes don’t exist, so if your company is a young, skinny 95-pounder, while your industry is filled with 300lb giants, you’re going to need to tighten up your laces and punch way above your weight. If you want to survive these mis-matched fights in today’s saturated marketplace, you need to get comfortable.
Guest Post I’ve often been asked, “Why did you found ZestCash in Los Angeles?” This is polite code for “You’re an idiot. There are no good software engineers outside of Silicon Valley. You can’t build a technology company anywhere else.”
Guest Post Editor’s note: Julia Plevin recently started a job at a startup that’s still in stealth mode. She’ll be posting occasional columns on VentureBeat about her experiences.
We’ve steadily built GamesBeat into a respected and well-read section of VentureBeat over the past few years and are now going to add to that. We’re looking for talented writers who are passionate about the business and innovations in games, and we’re also looking for game reviewers and videographers. We’re looking for both external freelancers and a staff writer.
Former eBay CEO and Calif. governor hopeful Meg Whitman will likely be named the new full-time CEO of Hewlett-Packard after markets close later today, according to All Things D.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Razor Suleman is CEO of I Love Rewards. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Only in the age of Google could news aggregation be considered a step up from news publishing. So when word came Wednesday that Salon’s CEO Richard Gingras is abandoning his post at the veteran online-news site to head the news products division of Google, it arrived without shame or snickering.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Auren Hoffman is CEO of Rapleaf. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)