Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Category: HR Management

How to Hire Great Developers

Posted on March 13th, by Lougie in HR Management, Recruitment. Comments Off on How to Hire Great Developers

Thomas Edison once said that “genius” is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. In the world of technology startups, that 99% involves a heck of a lot of coding and wireframing. If you’ve got an idea for a startup, that’s great — but odds are that an idea is all you have. (Well, maybe you have … Read More »

How to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work life

Posted on March 8th, by Lougie in HR Management, Leadership. Comments Off on How to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work life

Recall your worst day at work, when events of the day left you frustrated, unmotivated by the job, and brimming with disdain for your boss and your organization. That day is probably unforgettable. But do you know exactly how your boss was able to make it so horrible for you? Our research provides insight into … Read More »

12 Realities Employees Will Use in Determining if Your Company is “With it” or “Past it”

Posted on March 7th, by Lougie in HR Management, Job Search. Comments Off on 12 Realities Employees Will Use in Determining if Your Company is “With it” or “Past it”

The experience of growing up online will profoundly shape the workplace expectations of Generation Facebook. At a minimum, they’ll expect the social environment of their worklife to reflect the social context of the Web, rather than a mid-twentieth-century bureaucracy.

With that in mind, I compiled a list of 12 work-relevant characteristics of the social Web. These … Read More »

No More Résumés, Say Some Firms

Posted on January 26th, by Henry Goldbeck in Recruitment. Comments Off on No More Résumés, Say Some Firms

Union Square Ventures recently posted an opening for an investment analyst.

Instead of asking for résumés, the New York venture-capital firm—which has invested in Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and other technology companies—asked applicants to send links representing their “Web presence,” such as a Twitter account or Tumblr blog. Applicants also had to submit short videos demonstrating their … Read More »

The Woody Allen Method of Hiring

Posted on January 24th, by Henry Goldbeck in Recruitment. Comments Off on The Woody Allen Method of Hiring

Woody Allen, in one of his early movies when confronted by the news that an attractive woman was interested in him, once said, (paraphrased), “If she wants to go out with me there must be something wrong with her. I’m not sure I want to go out with her after all”

I have had several clients … Read More »