Vivek Wadhwa offers advice on attracting and retaining top female tech talent.
Tag Archive: Recruiting
Congrats to Kelsey Conophy and Julian Diaz, the latest finalist to be announced for our upcoming PITCH Competition.
An engineer who teaches at universities shares students recruiting pet peeves, and how companies can do better.
What one founder (and Founder Friday speaker) learned when she scaled her business from eight people to 18 after a Series A round.
Almost all tech startups need some good engineering talent to get things rolling. These tips can help you hire that talent.
The founder of 1M/1M talks to the CEO of TalentCircles about her product, trends in recruiting-related tech and her experiences as a female serial entrepreneur.
Companies may be complaining that they can’t find folks with the skills they need, but some policy wonks insist America is producing more than enough tech-savvy grads. What’s going on?
Staff turnover challenges taught KLUTCHclub’s founder the value of clearly communicating company values. Here she helps other entrepreneurs avoid her error.
By Julie Bashkin (Founder & CEO, KLUTCHclub)
KLUTCHclub is a health and wellness company that delivers healthy snacks, beverages, supplements, fitness accessories and personal care products to our members monthly. We are celebrating our one-year anniversary on April 15 and as any new company we have many challenges. One of our most pressing challenges is organizational change and development—hiring, training, and retaining the right people.
Unfortunately, like many startups, we have had a lot of turnover
Mauria Finley learned the value of recruiting moms from stints as an executive at eBay and PayPal. Now she’s putting that insight to use at her new startup Citrus Lane – and it’s paying off big time.
By Mauria Finley (CEO & founder, Citrus Lane)
In recent weeks, two news stories from prominent business leaders have captured widespread attention: Marissa Mayer’s decision to eliminate certain flexible work policies at Yahoo! and the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In. Both topics have ignited debate about working mothers, specifically what they need to do to succeed and how corporate policy can help or hinder their career growth.
At Citrus Lane, we have a very simple perspective: We are succeeding because we’re hiring moms, not despite hiring moms.
The co-founders of RocksBox and a male designer on their team talk about the challenges of attracting super talented guys to a female-founded jewelry startup.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
What do the best developers and designers look for when they’re choosing where to take their talents? For many, it’s a matter of working on a product they’re passionate about.
“One of my friends, we were chatting, and he wants to work for a company whose product he personally uses and is really excited about. I think that’s something that a lot of people want,” says Maia Bittner the co-founder and CTO of San Francisco-based startup RocksBox.
Despite the challenges and because of our successes, the platform is constantly growing, changing, and remaining competitive. At heart, however, Scavado is still doing what it was always created to do: finding the best talent.
By Lori Fenstermaker (Founder, Scavado)
People often ask me why I started Scavado. The answer is that I didn’t mean to create a new recruitment platform, I just wanted to make my life as a recruiter a little easier.
If someone is asking for your services, ask for a partnership opportunity, an equity percentage or simply a return for your effort.
By Adriana Galue (Co-Founder, Mint Consulting)
There is a new business model available today. It involves recruiting talent at low or no cost. I know several talented people who are currently “doing internships” at both new and established companies in exchange for “experience”, “recommendation letters” and “peanuts”. I don’t think that this model is sustainable nor do I think that it generates true economic development.
Nowadays, it is extremely important to refine one’s negotiating skills. After having made a plethora of errors by jumping too soon into a deal, these are my recommendations:
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Mobile apps are hot. If you are interested in learning the basics of Android development, the Writing Your First Android App class on Wednesday, August 8 (6:30pm – 8pm) is for you! Clare Bayley, a product engineer at Hattery Labs, will teach you how to build a fully functional Android application – what software to use, how to architect your app’s life cycle and how to run your app on a device.
UC Berkeley Ph.D candidate Anna Pereira will be teaching
“External recruiters are an inevitable necessity for startups. But after seeing all of the emails that those external recruiters generated in subsequent years, I wish Meebo had switched to in-house recruiting sooner.”
“The rise of the brogrammer joke and its ensuing backlash has some benefits: It helps talented women choose worthy employers, it gives a name and face to a problem that plagues the industry and it publicly shames some of the most sexist offenders.”
By Gina Trapani (Founder, ThinkUp)
In 1999, Google’s Marissa Mayer almost didn’t take the job at the all-male startup because there were more women at another firm that made her an offer. If Mayer had just graduated from college today with offers from two equally compelling startups – one all-male and one not – it’s clear which one she would choose.
If you write software for a living and you’re located in Silicon Valley, you have your pick of employment options at an array of tech startups – yes, even in this economy. When a recruiter’s pitch is: “Wanna bro down and crush some code?” – like San Francisco-based Klout’s was – you get a sense of what that company is looking for.
By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)
For startups, the design element is becoming more important than ever. Consumers are developing an appreciation for design that is driving their purchase and engagement decisions. Simultaneously, the expanding global market for mobile and interactive web services is creating a need for designers to take on new interfaces and evolving challenges.