recruiting

  • Vettery raises $9M as it expands its hiring marketplace to San Francisco

    Vettery raises $9M as it expands its hiring marketplace to San Francisco

    Vettery, a startup offering an alternative to the traditional recruiting process, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. On the Vettery website, the company pairs potential job-seekers with a “talent executive” who helps them through the process of creating a profile and looking over interview requests from employers. If they accept a job, Vettery will give them a $1,000… Read More

  • Beamery raises $2 million to help recruiters identify and draw in talent, instead of waiting for applicants

    Beamery raises $2 million to help recruiters identify and draw in talent, instead of waiting for applicants

    London-based startup Beamery, formerly known as Seed.Jobs, has raised $2 million in a seed round from Edenred Capital Partners and Grupa Pracuj, a human resources tech firm. Beamery makes software that helps recruiters or employers identify, get connected to and nurture relationships with prospective hires, long before they apply for a job. The company’s client roster includes employers… Read More

  • New rules for hiring executive candidates Crunch Network

    New rules for hiring executive candidates

    When Polyvore CEO Jess Lee was looking for a CFO, she found everything she wanted in Cheryl Dalrymple: incredible experience, shared values about how to run a company and immediate personal rapport. Yet, despite both women recognizing they could form a strong team, when Lee offered her the position, Dalrymple decided it was too early in her search and turned down Lee. Read More

  • Who Lives And Dies In A Down Economy

    Who Lives And Dies In A Down Economy

    The Bay Area is well-acquainted with boom and bust cycles, and while it’s too soon to declare that the tech economy has turned, recruiters see early indicators that it’s happening. Indeed, a handful of job placement executives confirms what recent headlines about layoffs already imply: The market is softening for numerous sectors of the startup world, as well as at publicly… Read More

  • 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