The most frequent question I get (not surprising) from startup and tech company CEO’s is:
“Hey, can I pick your brain about recruiting?”
And I always answer yes but I have learned something… it’s never a simple answer.
Or it is the one big question:
“How do I get started recruiting a startup or small tech team?”
That answer can be anywhere from an hour to a day depending on much of a deep dive we need to do.
In order to get startups CEO’s thinking about this I put together a short video:
Recruiting for Startups: The Basics
I was thinking it would be 5 minutes long. Anyone who knows me well knows that no conversation is that short. Even one with myself (c’mon that’s funny).
This ended up being <15 minutes. That’s still a really short amount of time to say, “this is how to recruit”.
Basically what I have done is taken the highlights of recent “Recruit Like A Startup” presentations at Twin Cities Startup Week, Google for Entrepreneurs and Michigan Recruiters Conference along with previous MinneBar sessions put them here and briefly covered them.
- War for Talent (skills shortage)
- Career page
- Job descriptions
- Jobs boards
- CEO/CTO profiles
- LinkedIn - Twitter - Facebook
- Social Media calendar
- Talent pools/pipelines
- Candidate experience
- Audit yourself
My hope is that after seeing this video a startup CEO will say:
“You know, our job posts do suck. Can we chat about them?” (or any of the topics)
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