An engineer who teaches at universities shares students recruiting pet peeves, and how companies can do better.
The key distinction here is between culture and values. You don’t need people to fit your culture – but you do need them to reflect your values.
By Lauren Bacon (Author, The Boss of You)
One of the real challenges of diversifying your team is that – at the risk of stating the obvious – your workplace is going to feel different, because it will include more difference. And that’s not always a comfortable feeling.
I see small companies struggle with this all the time. For a small team, every new hire risks being disruptive, and if you branch out from your demographic norms, whatever those are (age-wise, ethnicity-wise, gender-wise, ability-wise, and so on), that can feel higher risk.
When we feel uncomfortable with a prospective new hire, it can be easy to fall back on “culture fit” as an excuse for sticking with same-same demographics.
You have to ask yourself about the company that you are joining and the role that you are planning to take. This requires you to be introspective in understanding where your personal strengths fit in the overall goal of the company.
By Lien Nguyen (Co-Founder, Joy de Jewels)
I started my working career at Intel and I had worked at 3 different Silicon Valley startups. Taking a new job at a startup is not a small decision to make. It’s difficult because the few hours you spend interviewing determine who you are
We’ve worked hard to ensure that women and other people typically under-represented at entrepreneurship conferences are very much a part of this event
By Sarah Milstein (Co-Host, The Lean Startup Conference)
What do startups need most these days? Great people to hire.
To help young companies find strong candidates, The Lean Startup Conference is hosting a Hiring Room, and we want to make sure women-led startups are represented.
You complement our diverse crew (a FEM of 67!) with collective experiences ranging from serial entrepreneur seed investor investment banker.
By Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)
We recently announced that Intel Capital Director Baris Aksoy is headed to Turkey to lead our new Istanbul office. As suspected, this means that we are seeking a new Director to join us on the Consumer Internet team at Intel Capital. Interested? Read on.
Who are we looking for? Ideally, our new partner is based in the Bay Area, has a great network, and is known and respected as an Internet investor. You complement our diverse crew (a FEM of 67!) with collective experiences ranging from serial entrepreneur seed investor investment banker.
Recruit the whole person, not just the geek.
By John Rossheim (Monster Senior Contributing Writer, STL Today)
“Motivated people want to know that their role is crafted for their skill set and growth and personality,” says Julia Hu, CEO of Lark, a 2-year-old company in Mountain View, Calif., which markets a wearable silent alarm clock that links to an iPhone.
Burgeoning talent, especially the 20-something crowd, is doing more than cruising job descriptions to scope out career possibilities. They’re looking for opportunities wherever they hang out.
“The first time I heard of the company was when