Life as a Startup Founder-Recruiter: Our First Key Hires

Startup Founder Recruiter

Summary:  Hiring at a startup is hard and time-consuming. But it's your job as a founder. Here are the steps and process we followed to make our first 2 key hires at RecruitLoop. *** Every startup founder complains about finding the right talent for their company. It's such a common gripe it's almost boring, particularly in the Bay Area, where every startup and its dog is … [Read more...]

10 Ways For HR Teams To Build A Talent Pipeline On LinkedIn

LinkedIn Talent Pipeline

Corporate recruiters without a talent pipeline are like groundskeepers irrigating a sporting field with a watering can. They simply 'spray and pray'. The explosion of social media platforms, particularly LinkedIn, has rapidly accelerated the ability for internal recruitment teams to build talent pipelines, making it easier than ever to simply ‘turn on the tap’ when a job … [Read more...]

21 Ways To Be A LinkedIn Lemon

How to be a Linkedin Lemon

LinkedIn can be an incredibly useful tool for anyone in business, whether you’re in HR, startups or even sales. Particularly when hiring, you can uncover a wealth of information about potential employees with a simple search. You can connect with people, long before you need to fill a position, and build lasting connections. You can even list open jobs on LinkedIn to bring in … [Read more...]

7 Surprising Lessons on Hiring from Google’s Big Data Research

7 lessons on hiring from google  sq

Not so long ago, if you scored an interview at Google, you were as likely to be quizzed on the number of gas stations in Manhattan as on your final grades in College. Today, neither of those two questions are a part of the interview process.  It’s all due to Google’s big data research, utilizing years of information from interviews and performance reviews, in an attempt to … [Read more...]

14 Ingredients For A Killer Recruiting Presence On Facebook

Royal Marines on Facebook

We’ve studied the leaders in Facebook Recruitment to bring you the 14 ingredients needed for a killer recruiting presence on Facebook.  Implement these elements immediately to cook your Facebook recruitment page into a Michelin Star performer, attracting top talent, spreading your brand message and connecting with potential recruits.  1. A Wide Variety of Engaging … [Read more...]

#HiringHacks – Finding Great Talent Without a Dedicated Recruiting Function

Hiring Hacks Event

We hosted the first #hiringhacks event, with LinkedIn in San Francisco this week. It was a great turnout for a first event, and showed real appetite for ideas and tips to improve the hiring process at companies of sizes. Thanks to everyone who came along! What are hiring hacks? Practical, tactical tips for getting better hiring results. Avoiding the theoretical, they should … [Read more...]

Who’s Winning the Talent War in Social Media – INFOGRAPHIC

Who's winning the talent war in social media - RecruitLoop

Did you know The Australian Defence Force is beating Google at their own game on Youtube? Or that Fortune's third most desirable company to work for has less than 1,000 fans on Facebook? The War for Talent on social media is wide open. How does your company stack up? Embed this image on your site: Source: RecruitLoop Need help developing a social recruitment … [Read more...]

Hey SMBs, LinkedIn Wants More of Your Business

Hire Smart Event LinkedIn Intuit

LinkedIn held the first 'Hire Smart' event in partnership with Intuit, at Mountain View over the weekend. Targeted directly at small business, it was the first major attempt to reach out in person to a segment that makes up a small but growing proportion of revenue. Many SMBs perceive LinkedIn as a tool for big corporates. The pricing on many LinkedIn products certainly … [Read more...]

88 Hiring Hacks For Startups

Hiring Hacks for Startups

Hiring at a startup can be a challenge: it needs to be fast, incredibly high quality, and generally low cost. We work with many startups, but are more often asked how they can improve hiring themselves. Here are 88 practical, actionable ideas that have worked for us (or someone else). They won’t all work for every company; but the emphasis is on fast, low-cost hacks you can … [Read more...]