talent acquisition

  • The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services Crunch Network

    The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services

    2016 is a watershed moment for the recruitment industry. LinkedIn and Monster are being acquired, and CareerBuilder is for sale — three of the highest-profile tech companies in the space. Microsoft is making a grand entrance, while cashed-up incumbents watch closely from the sidelines. The ripples will span the entire industry. How will it impact you? Read More

  • Employment in China’s tech industry Crunch Network

    Employment in China’s tech industry

    Despite murmurs of tumult and slowdown in the Chinese economy, the fact remains that China’s economic engine has been on a tear — at roughly 6.5 percent or more for the last six years. Much of this growth has been fueled by China’s emergent tech industry, as even in Silicon Valley, China’s BAT companies (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and hot startup scene have become part… Read More

  • Fishing in the dead pool Crunch Network

    Fishing in the dead pool

    I have used my free time this summer revisiting a childhood passion: fishing. My father loved to fish. He would take me to Central Park’s Ramble and Lake with a hook and lure. I would inevitably catch something very small, put it in a cup and hope it would survive overnight to show my friends. As I grew older, we graduated to fishing boats launching from City Island and Sheepshead Bay. Read More

  • Military veterans provide a new competitive advantage for tech companies Crunch Network

    Military veterans provide a new competitive advantage for tech companies

    Ask any Silicon Valley CEO what some of their biggest challenges are and you likely will hear “finding and retaining great people.” Tech is booming, yet it remains incredibly hard to attract and keep talent amid a competitive ecosystem. A few companies, however, have figured out a competitive advantage through a relatively untapped source of talent: military veterans. Read More

  • Silicon Valley Keeps Winning Because Non-Competes Limit Innovation Crunch Network

    Silicon Valley Keeps Winning Because Non-Competes Limit Innovation

    Talent plus capital. Whether you’re building a company, a city or a national economy, these are the raw materials that make it possible to do things that others can’t. Silicon Valley is the world’s most magical mixing chamber for these two simple ingredients, home to the most exciting, creative and valuable companies on the planet. Every city in the U.S. — and around… Read More

  • Facebook Hires Team From Android Photosharing App Dev Lightbox To Quiet Mobile Fears

    Facebook Hires Team From Android Photosharing App Dev Lightbox To Quiet Mobile Fears

    Facebook has just closed a deal to hire the all the employees (except for one) from Android photosharing app developer Lightbox, which should reduce worries that mobile will be its downfall. The Lightbox Photos app developed by the 500 Startups company automatically created personal photo blogs from a user’s uploads. But now it will be shut down, has already been stripped from… Read More

  • 42Floors’ PDA: The War For Talent Among Startups Needs A New Approach. Here’s Why

    42Floors’ PDA: The War For Talent Among Startups Needs A New Approach. Here’s Why

    Startups do the darndest things. As you may or may not have seen, Y Combinator startup 42Floors made a bold and fairly unprecedented move today — as hiring goes, in any case. 42Floors Co-founder Jason Freedman had been following the work of UPenn sophomore Dan Shipper on Hacker News. The two had chatted a few times by phone and on Twitter, and Freedman was so impressed by the quality… Read More