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Jan 27, 2024
29 min read
Improve Talent Management using behavioral data, talent metrics and AI 
In this changing job market landscape – due to the remote work and hybrid work revolution, we’re seeing an increased interest in talent development and management. Leveraging AI will become key for effective structured talent data collection and talent programs focused on talent development, succession and promotion, as well as team building and ultimately lowering
AI
behavioral science
talent development
talent management
talent metrics
talent mobility
Jan 03, 2024
5 min read
Job seekers increasingly prioritize personal fulfillment. How will you adapt and leverage this?
A Tale of Change Once upon a time in the corporate world, a resume was a ticket to a job, and a job was a means to an end. But as the dawn of a new era in employment beckons, there’s a shift in the air. Employees aren’t just seeking jobs; they’re seeking stories, experiences,
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values
values-first hiring
Nov 26, 2023
24 min read
What do Silicon Valley and job boards share? Network effects! 
SF and Silicon Valley Giants in the Tech World Silicon Valley and San Francisco have long been the pulsating heart of technological innovation and venture capital – today’s Florence of the modern Renaissance era. Their dominance is often juxtaposed against San Francisco’s growing challenges: over-regulation, bureaucratic sluggishness, and increasing social issues. Yet, despite these drawbacks,
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Oct 01, 2023
12 min read
How to Hire an Exceptional Customer Success Manager
How to hire a CSM In our remote, competitive business landscape, customer success has become more than just a buzzword – it’s a necessity for long-term growth, enterprise customer love and revenue expansion. A Customer Success Manager (CSM) plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your customers stay loyal but also become advocates for your
CSM
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Aug 27, 2023
15 min read
15 Key Interview Questions to Assess Culture Fit in Startups and Growth
When you’re in the challenging but rewarding realm of recruitment for startups and tech growth companies, it’s crucial to remember that evaluating a candidate’s technical skills is just the tip of the iceberg. An equally vital component to consider is cultural fit. This refers to how seamlessly a potential new hire will integrate with your
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May 22, 2023
13 min read
Use Talent Assessments: Unlock Job Fit Smoothly
In any job market awash in candidates, and in any role you really want to ‘screen’ candidates well for, finding the right candidate for a role involves more than just sifting through resumes and biased interviews. Pre-employment and job fit assessments play an increasingly crucial role in streamlining the hiring process and ensuring that the
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talent measurement
May 09, 2023
11 min read
AI in HRtech Failed Us: How to Improve It?
The promise of AI in HRtech has fallen short of recruiter, industry and startup investor expectations. AI has the potential to revolutionize the recruitment process, making it more efficient, effective, and fair. However, the current state of AI in HRtech has failed us, primarily due to the limitations of available data, biased decision-making, and a
AI
Mar 12, 2023
9 min read
Great Tools for Cofounder Relationship and Conflict Management
Your cofounder relationship with your partner is crucial to the success of your business. In fact, it’s the most intimate relationship in your professional life. This article should help you in the process of cofounder matching, as well as in the process of establishing your relationship and growing it. It’s a really crucial and important
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cultural fit
culture
motivation
personality
values
Mar 12, 2023
11 min read
Cofounder matching tips and advice 
Recently I talked to Stanford’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) about our team formation tools and how they could potentially help up-and-coming entrepreneurs and students taking classes like Startup Garage, Lean Launchpad and scores of other entrepreneurial courses across Stanford, as well as summer courses in innovation and entrepreneurship, to improve how they get matched
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culture
founder matching
skills
startups
team formation
Feb 27, 2023
5 min read
How to Determine the Optimal Number of Recruiters for Your Company in 2023
Talent acquisition is key to meeting your hiring needs. Having an optimal number of recruiters can make all the difference in identifying, attracting, and selecting top talent. But how many recruiters does your company truly need to ace hiring in 2023? Your hiring needs are the key factor here. Hence, the ideal recruitment team size
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Feb 20, 2023
9 min read
Finding A Startup Recruiter. A Valuable Guide for Founders
Recruiting for a startup requires a very different skillset and mindset than recruiting for big tech companies. At a startup, the founders should look for a recruiter who has the drive and ambition to help build the company from scratch. The ideal recruiter should be invested in the company and interested in knowing everything that’s
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Feb 19, 2023
12 min read
Gyfted uses Google Cloud AI/ML tools to match tech workers with the best jobs
September 29, 2022 It’s no secret that many organizations and job seekers find the hiring process exhausting. It can be time consuming, costly, and somewhat risky for both parties. Those are just some of the experiences we wanted to change when we started Gyfted, a pre-vetted talent marketplace for people who complete tech training or degree
AI
diversity
job matching
marketplace
ML
remote work
talent
Feb 19, 2023
7 min read
Recruiting at a Startup is Exciting and Thriling
Recruiting at a startup (and most often at a scale-up) is a Herculean task. As a startup company, finding the right talent is crucial for growth and success. That’s primarily the founder’s responsibility. However, at some point (usually at scale-up / high-growth stage with 50+ people on board) the first recruiter gets hired. Once founders
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Jan 31, 2023
3 min read
 Why Should Companies Use Psychometric testing in Recruiting?
As a company, it’s crucial to have the right people in the right roles. Hiring the wrong person can result in decreased productivity, higher turnover, and a negative impact on company culture. In fact, according to Harvard Business Review, more than 46% of new hires leave work or are forced to leave work mostly due
recruitment
recruitment process
Apr 12, 2022
39 min read
The True Value Of Unbiased Recruitment and How To Implement It In Your Organization
An organization is only as strong as its people. Top early-stage investors know this very well. Top talent from diverse backgrounds is increasingly aware of the importance of unbiased hiring and an inclusive work environment, and they don’t shy away from turning down a lucrative job offer that fails to represent that.
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organizational culture
recruitment software
screening candidates
talent acquisition
unbiased recruitment
Jan 30, 2022
20 min read
Watch Out For These 14 Types Of Bias In Your Hiring
Hiring a new employee means making a series of complex decisions, most of which we do without being fully conscious of. From prior personal experience to our perception of what certain elements of a resume mean to our first impression of the person, the factors that may sway our judgment are plenty.
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recruitment
Jan 20, 2022
16 min read
How To Reduce Bias In Your Hiring Decisions
Every recruiter wants to believe that they are making objective and fair hiring decisions for their team but in reality, we are more biased than we think.
diversity
hiring practices
recruitment process
team management
Jan 06, 2022
16 min read
Our interview with Y Combinator. A 2022 guide for founders
Here’s a fresh resource for you if you’re interviewing with YC. The value of going through Y Combinator’s accelerator is big regardless of your views of how YC has undergone big changes since 2020 with startup batches expanding to well over 400+ startups per batch, and everything being all remote.
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Dec 28, 2021
11 min read
Startup culture fit and why it matters – a must-read for founders
Startup mindset fit is key whether you’re hiring your early team employees or growing your startup. You need to ensure you’re hiring people who are proactive and open to adjusting to changes.
company culture
culture fit
hiring for culture fit
startup culture
Dec 28, 2021
9 min read
Why Company Culture Matters For Hiring
Company culture can be defined as the norms and collectively accepted behaviors in an organization. Sounds simple enough but in reality, pinning down the Company Culture DNA of your organization might be much more intricate.
company culture
corporate culture
culture fit
organizational culture
Dec 22, 2021
10 min read
Creating Happiness at Work. Guide for Managers
We all know why creating happiness at work is good for employees, but did you know that it’s also good for your bottom line? Help instil a sense of wellness and joy at work with these tried and tested happiness-boosting methods.
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