Tag: hiring

How to speed up tech recruitment: Get rid of recruiters

The recruitment industry is broken and no longer fit for purpose. I’ll talk specifically in relation to tech, as that’s what I’m familiar with, but anecdotally I hear reports across other sectors of horror stories. It’s up to us hiring managers help it change or even remove it completely. Let me explain why. Last year […]

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Small-town startups have a hiring advantage

When you’re trying to hire tech talent in a metropolis, you have to be a billion-dollar company to get the attention of competitive candidates. Startups just can’t compete. Even when your company’s product and culture are a natural fit, candidates simply cannot find you through all the noise. At the peak of the dot-com era […]

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Incredible Health raises $15 million to match nurses with hospital jobs

Incredible Health, a health care hiring platform provider headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced that it’s raised $15 million in series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from NFX, Obvious Ventures, Precursor Ventures, Gingerbread Capital, Obvious Ventures, and NFX. Several individual backers also contributed, including Matt Mickiewicz (founder of Hired), […]

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How Pandora built a successful apprenticeship program

In early 2018, Pandora was in a position many tech companies are facing today. The business was growing quickly, but we couldn’t hire quickly enough to fill all of our open technical roles. We had a robust university recruiting pipeline and had successfully converted a large percentage of summer interns into full-time employees, but even […]

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Code camp graduates, here’s what you need to know about job interviews

I lead the hiring process at a quickly growing development agency, so I have reviewed hundreds of resumes and interviewed dozens of candidates from all types of educational backgrounds. Many of those whom we consider come from traditional four-year computer science programs, but an increasing percentage are recent graduates of coding bootcamps. Through my interviewing […]

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A blueprint for building the right AI team 

According to the Gartner 2019 CIO Survey, 37% of organizations have implemented some form of AI — that’s a 270% increase over the last four years. Yet despite this soaring investment, research shows that 54% of companies are still unable to build on AI and natural language processing (NLP) technologies themselves due to talent shortages. […]

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Apple lists AR/VR jobs, reportedly taps executive who finalizes products

Apple’s work on augmented reality glasses appears to be shifting into a new phase this week, as a series of recent job postings and a reported leadership change suggest that the company is actively working to bring a new AR/VR platform to market. Many of the new jobs have opened up over the last week, […]

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LinkedIn launches tools to help candidates nail their next job interviews

Few things are more stressful in life than interviews for highly desirable jobs, most candidates would say. Roughly a third of hiring managers decide in the first 90 seconds whether to hire someone, and as many as 40% count the absence of a smile against the interviewee. In fact, the same percentage of interviewers say […]

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AllyO raises $45 million for its AI-driven hiring and onboarding platform

AllyO, a Sunnyvale, California-based company developing AI-powered job recruitment products, today announced that it’s completed a series B financing round with $45 million in venture capital, contributed largely by new investors Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners, as well as existing investors Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), Randstad Innovation Fund, Bain Capital Ventures, and Cervin […]

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