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To hire your first startup employee, begin with a list of 1,500 people

Your first hire as a startup is more like a fishing expedition, one made much harder because nobody has heard of you or your company yet.

Crew aims to build the ‘HubSpot for recruiting’

Amine Skalli recruited teams for 10 years, including four as a tech professional recruiter. In his last startup, he relied exclusively on outbound recruiting — in other words, proactively search

Hunt Club injects AI and a network of experts into the recruitment process

Hunt Club, a senior talent recruiting platform powered by AI, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round co-led by WestCap and Sator Grove. In an interview with TechCrunch, CEO Nic

Joonko helps companies pinpoint quality talent from underrepresented groups

There is a stubbornly persistent line of thinking that it’s hard to find talent from underrepresented groups, or worse, you are somehow lowering the bar by trying to build a diverse workforce. Joonk

Ashby lands $21.5M to automate key aspects of recruiting

As hiring remains challenging in an economy where jobs are plentiful (depending on the sector), venture capitalists continue to pump money into HR startups focused on assessing and onboarding candidat

ModernLoop aims to automate the process of scheduling job candidate interviews

With the economic turbulence, recruiting is slowing down. Layoffs.fyi, a crowdsourced tech startup layoffs tracker, shows that 60 companies executed layoffs within the past month or so, with over 16,0

Sequoia wants to invest $1 million in your idea, then teach you how to really sell it

The investment firm Sequoia Capital has no shortage of internal programs for the founders it backs. The idea is to help its startups not merely by sheer dint of their affiliation with Sequoia but by h

Instacart’s head of talent just left to join Pear VC; here’s his take on the market

Earlier this week, TechCrunch reported that the former head of payments at Instacart recently left the grocery delivery outfit for a new adventure. As it happens, Matthew Birnbaum, Instacart’s h

Our startup’s first hire was a fractional Head of Remote

The first hire at our SaaS startup was not an engineer. It might seem counterintuitive, but the first person on board at Wingback was a Fractional Head of Remote — and it was the best decision we ma

TechCrunch Experts is recruiting recruiters

We're looking for experts to take part in a survey we’re conducting about tactics and strategies for startup recruiting in Q1 2022.

5 ways to attract top cybersecurity talent in a tight labor market

At a time when ransomware attacks, data breaches and supply chain intrusions are skyrocketing amid a labor shortage, what is a company supposed to do?

Using data-driven techniques to beat the Great Resignation

As the Great Resignation gathers pace, businesses that differentiate by leveraging their own data will be most likely to win, retain and recruit the people they need.

As the economy reopens, startups are uniquely positioned to recruit talent

We are amidst a sprawling renegotiation between employers and employees as to the very nature of work, and no one has more leverage than skilled technologists, many of whom feel unmoored.

Handshake raises $80M at a $1.5B+ valuation as its diversity-focused recruitment network for grads passes 18M users

Job-hunting for those close to leaving or just out of college is a different ballgame these days than it used to be. Gone (at least for now) are the open job fairs and so-called milk rounds where pros

Datapeople announces $8M in raised capital as it works to make recruiting more equitable

This morning Datapeople, a startup that sells software designed to make recruiting more equitable, announced that it has raised $8 million across two funding events, including a $5 million round in mi

Fetcher raises $6.5M to automate parts of the recruiting process

Fetcher, a startup that promises to make the recruiting process easier while also diversifying the candidate pool, is announcing that it has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. Originally known a

iCIMS acquires video recruiting startup Altru for $60M

Enterprise recruiting company iCIMS is announcing that it has acquired Altru. ICIMS declined to comment on the terms of the deal, but a source with knowledge of the companies told us that the price is

Juggle secures $2.1M to expand its ‘flexible work’ SaaS marketplace for senior execs

As we’ve seen, some startups are pivoting to re-model themselves for the radically different world of the COVID-19 pandemic. But others literally turned out to have a business model which, although

Emerging companies thrive on data. Shouldn’t they use it to improve hiring decisions?

Instinctive feelings and ‘going with your gut’ in hiring should be treated with caution and decisions should always be based on role-relevant evidence you pinpoint.

Want to hire and retain high-quality developers? Give them stimulating work

Not only is it the right way to treat your team, but when developers are more stimulated, the standard of their work goes up, along with productivity levels and general morale.
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