recruiting

  • Phenom People, A Customizable Job Application Service, Raises $6M

    Phenom People, A Customizable Job Application Service, Raises $6M

    It can seem at times that job application sites for companies are a black hole and impossible to navigate. That’s why Phenom People, a service that customizes company job search pages for individuals, wants to try to fix that experience. The company, which said it raised $6 million in venture financing, basically keeps tabs on who is visiting a company’s application page —… Read More

  • The Nest Is Being Robbed

    The Nest Is Being Robbed

    Another day, another Tweetstorm by Chris Sacca about Twitter’s CEO situation. His tune is the same, with the volume turned up ever so slightly. Most importantly, the signal he’s sending out is very similar to an S.O.S. Since July 1st, Twitter’s interim CEO has been Jack Dorsey, and the chatter around who would be the next permanent CEO, succeeding Dick Costolo, has been nonstop. Read More

  • The Fundamental Fallacy of Modern Recruiting

    The Fundamental Fallacy of Modern Recruiting

    Think the hiring process is tedious and a waste of time? You are not alone. Lately, there has been growing concern among policymakers and journalists about the increasing time gap between the posting of a job listing and the actual hiring of a worker. The most popular explanation for this trend among economists is that labor quality is dwindling – that there is a “skills… Read More

  • How To Hire When Everyone Wants To Found Their Own Startup

    How To Hire When Everyone Wants To Found Their Own Startup

    Back before founding a company was cool, it was a lot easier to get a lot of smart people in a room. Rock stars were hireable because they weren’t forging their own paths. That led to powerhouse teams like the “PayPal Mafia” seen below. Read More

  • HackerRank Expands Its Technical Recruiting Platform To Mobile With DroidRank

    HackerRank Expands Its Technical Recruiting Platform To Mobile With DroidRank

    HackerRank, a technical recruiting platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist, today announced it is expanding into mobile with the launch of DroidRank. Recruiters could already test for Java skills on the service (in addition to 15 other languages). While that’s the basis for programming Android apps, being able to write Java apps doesn’t necessarily mean you are… Read More

  • Recruitment Trainwreck BranchOut In Talks To Be Acquired, May Sell Mobile Team To Hearst

    Recruitment Trainwreck BranchOut In Talks To Be Acquired, May Sell Mobile Team To Hearst

    BranchOut’s story is a brutal lesson about building on someone else’s platform. After raising $49 million and growing to 33 million users, Facebook changed its viral channels leading BranchOut to starve. Now the “Linkedin Within Facebook” wants to throw in the towel. Sources confirm that BranchOut is in discussions with several acquirers in the recruiting space for its… Read More

  • Greenhouse Raises $7.5M To Engineer How Startups Recruit…Engineers

    Greenhouse Raises $7.5M To Engineer How Startups Recruit…Engineers

    Uber, Pinterest, Snapchat and BuzzFeed all share a not-so-secret weapon in the talent wars: Greenhouse. The recruitment optimization SaaS turns hiring into a science, and guides them through where to source job candidates, what to ask interviews, how to score responses. Now Greenhouse has raised a $7.5 million series A led by Social+Capital Partnership to sell the answers to those questions… Read More

  • How Can We Make Recruiting Better?

    How Can We Make Recruiting Better?

    Recruiting is broken. In fact, it is so broken that almost no one I have ever talked to about the subject has offered up a point of disagreement. Not one person has said, “I love recruiting” or “We find that recruiting works just great for us.” Among the Valley’s cognoscenti, today’s startup truism is that recruiting is the most important function of a… Read More

  • HackerRank Raises A $9.2M Series B From Khosla And Battery Ventures For Its Technical Recruiting Platform

    HackerRank Raises A $9.2M Series B From Khosla And Battery Ventures For Its Technical Recruiting Platform

    HackerRank, the technical recruitment platform and code-challenge community, today announced that it has raised a $9.2 million Series B funding round led by Khosla Ventures and Battery Ventures. Other participants in this round include Motorola Mobility VP Peeyush Ranjan, former Facebook senior director of engineering Greg Badros and Facebook director of product management Dan Rubinstein. Read More