The Search for Talent

Nov 03, 2011 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Nailing the Phone Interview

Nailing the Phone Interview

Phone interviews are a common step in the hiring process in today’s market...

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Nov 01, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on For Companies and Candidates: 5 Traits to Look for and Cultivate

For Companies and Candidates: 5 Traits to Look for and Cultivate

One of the most rewarding things about providing talent acquisition resources is getting both a macro and micro view of a client’s vision on how to build a killer team. I’m currently working on multiple searches for a red hot start-up in San Francisco, and I love the baseline qualities

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Oct 06, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on New Pressure Emerges in the Hunt for Talent

New Pressure Emerges in the Hunt for Talent

http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2011/09/30/the-daily-start-up-vcs-upping-hiring-pressure-on-start-ups/?mod=WSJ_article_onespot Excerpt: For months, Silicon Valley start-ups have had a tough time finding qualified employees–especially engineers. Now investors are adding to that pressure Founders who don’t have what investors consider to be a full team–or are unable to prove that they can hire one–could face extra hurdles raising money and even

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Sep 22, 2011 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Attention Hiring Managers!

Attention Hiring Managers!

Transitioning into a new job is challenging enough to begin with, but it’s even more difficult if you’re a hiring manager in a growing organization. If you’ve got openings to fill, the pressure will be on to assess your new team and create a hiring plan ASAP. As the new

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Aug 05, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Hiring Like It's 1999

Hiring Like It's 1999

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/hiring-like-its-1999-08012011.html It’s an entertaining article, and hey, who doesn’t love free food?  But I’d argue that when you are in line at the Taco truck at Dreamforce, you’re more likely to be thinking about how bad your feet hurt or how good the guy in front of you looks in

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Aug 04, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on It's not just about the money…

It's not just about the money…

It’s all about choices, not just the money for the up and coming, highly sought after technical talent in Silicon Valley.  Let’s face it, if an employer wants to land the ‘A’ players they must be able to lure them in with not only a healthy base salary and bonus/options, but

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Jul 21, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Google's Secret Sauce

Google's Secret Sauce

The New York Times’ Claire Cain Miller writes about the venture world according to Google. In the article she notes that as Silicon Valley is once again flush with investor dollars looking for that insanely great next play, corporate funds have stepped up their game, with $583 million invested in

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Jul 15, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Google's Hiring Spree

Google's Hiring Spree

Wow!  Google brought on 2,452 new people in 3 months. That’s 40 each and every business day. 5 per hour. Holy hiring engine! Morning Coffee Jul 15, 2011 Joseph Walker You’ve got to spend money to make money. The old saying could very easily be Google’s mantra after the company

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Jul 11, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Perks growing as Silicon Valley heats up

Perks growing as Silicon Valley heats up

Perks are deeply bred into the Silicon Valley culture…free clothes, free food, take care of my laundry, taxes, backrubs—I remember one of my colleagues bursting into tears because he couldn’t attend the annual picnic because we had a production problem. I make my way around to company after company in

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Jun 17, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Talent: The Road to Great

Talent: The Road to Great

You can find them at every company—  the good guys, the hard workers, the eager beavers, the workhorses.  Companies need these people, or at least most of them.  But what is increasingly separating the great companies from the stragglers is outstanding talent— the number of exceptionally talented, not just average,

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