talent acquisition

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.

Building a growth marketing team the right way

A solid growth marketing team will be instrumental in driving your next phase of growth, so it's worth putting some thought into building it.

To improve close rates for technical interviews, give applicants feedback (good or bad)

Technical interviews are a black box — candidates usually are told whether they made it to the next round, but they rarely find out why.

3 ways to hire well for your startup

Just as a customer pilots the product, companies should pilot their most important hires whenever possible.

Tiger doubles down on SeekOut, which just raised $115M to help enterprises hire and retain diverse talent

SeekOut, which aims to help enterprises hire from a more diverse talent pool, announced it has raised $115 million in a Series C round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. The financing values t

Why we rebuilt our equity plan for flexibility (and how you can, too)

The most competitive startups will not only give staff the shares that they deserve but will also do so in a way that’s tax-advantaged, de-risked and highly customizable.

Partners at Sequoia, GGV, General Catalyst and Greylock join Valence’s VC initiative for Black founders

The new, Los Angeles-based online professional network for Black talent, Valence, has launched a new initiative called the Valence Funding Network to link Black entrepreneurs with top partners at firm

Valence launches a social network for black professionals

Over the past two years, as technology companies continued to struggle with diversifying their work forces, Los Angeles-based venture capitalist Kobie Fuller wrestled with how to solve the problem. As

Entrepreneur First, the ‘talent investor,’ to launch in Toronto, Canada early next year

Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered “talent investor” that recruits and backs individuals pre-team and pre-idea to enable them to found startups, has announced its plans to expand to

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 i

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

Fishing in the dead pool

Josh Rochlin Contributor Josh Rochlin recently retired from IBM. He was the CEO of Xtify and later the big fish @ IBM’s mobile engagement business. Josh can be found on the Prowler 5 off the Atlanti

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 k

Silicon Valley Keeps Winning Because Non-Competes Limit Innovation

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

Facebook has just <a href="http://blog.lightbox.com/post/23107101360/lightbox-is-joining-facebook">closed a deal</a> to hire the all the employees (except for one) from Android photosharing app develo

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 Jaso