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How To Get Past Buzzwords And Make Better Hires

In just about every industry imaginable, companies are exploring more data-backed ways of doing things. But there’s one field that remains stubbornly unscientific: recruitment and hiring. That’s not to say there aren’t procedures in place when it comes to résumé screening. For all but the newest startups, which have basically no precedents to abide at all, there’s usually some sort of protocol in place. The problem, though, is that the typical rules for scre...

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These Innocent Hiring Mistakes Can Kill Your Startup

Team comes first. Your team is directly correlated with the valuation of your startup. It is your team that will save you, the entrepreneur, from a disaster. All of the above is true, but it is also true that many startups have failed because they hired too early, too fast, or fired too late. Many of the points below can be found among the best hiring practices for startups and there is nothing wrong with them in general. The devil is in the detail – there are some ‘&rsquo...

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Top HR Forums and HR Blogs to expand your expertise

Whether you are a HR professional or a startup founder, you work with people daily. May be you are fascinated about the future of work, interested in the latest legislation changes, visa regulations or the best HR practices. In all cases, there are HR Forums and and HR Blogs you may follow to expand your expertise, receive answers to your questions or simply network with HR experts.  HR Forums HR.com   Probably the bigest  community based HR forum organised arou...

How to fund your wanderlust

by Jason Francis   Got a travel itch? Want to see the world but worried you can't afford it? Actually, globetrotting might not be as costly as you think. There are a number of ways for you to manage your finances and live out your own travel dreams. There are two big factors when it comes to efficient travel. One is economic: Making sure you make and manage your money so you're able to travel is crucial. The other is awareness: Knowing where to look for the best p...

Recruiting Software Firm Lever Raises $30M For Effort To Transform Hiring

 by Amy Feldman   Sarah Nahm cofounded Lever five years ago to rethink recruiting for the digital age. The San Francisco-based recruiting software company helps its customers not only track resumes, but also identify and cultivate people who might not be actively job-hunting. As the recruiting space becomes increasingly competitive, Lever has amassed a significant war chest. Today, it said that it had raised an additional $30 million in venture financing from Ad...