Recruiting News

Recruiting news & insights from Recluta
30 Nov

Hire the Right Candidate not Any Candidate

In today’s fast growing industries, a hiring manager might feel overwhelmed by the urgency to fill a position… pronto. Depending on the role, recruiting can turn into a total nightmare. Some roles are saturated with recruiters offering positions to whoever is available. To give you an example, developers have it easy because they can pick from an average of five job offerings even when they...

27 Nov

3 Technical Recruiting Tips for Startups

You are on the hunt for a potential hire who can take your product idea and expand it. Apart from their specialty, you need a person who can manage any critical situation, delivers, has excellent problem-solving skills and can be a total team player. Here are a 3 startup recruiting tips founders may find useful. Customize  Personalize the outreach process for each candidate. We are talking about a job market...

23 Nov

The Importance of a Good Job Description

Your company’s success relies on having a team of players wholeheartedly dedicated to a product they find interesting and exciting. Your business cannot afford a mis-hire, financially and morally. Especially if it is a young startup. The last thing you need is a loss of team motivation from a missed target along with the waste of time and money on an already tight budget. One...

19 Nov

Insight on the Technology Employment Market and how to Engage Tech Candidates

Let’s talk numbers. According to StackOverflowCareers.com, 81% of tech candidates, specifically developers, are employed. Only 10% said they are actively looking for a new job, yet 69% of them would be willing to consider switching jobs if the offer were good enough and 59% are open to new and/or different job opportunities. Which means that although your potential employee might already be taken, a nice...

18 Nov

Which recruiting agency model works for me: Contingency vs. Retained

When looking at getting top talent for your startup through an outside agency, you will commonly find two approaches: Contingency and Retained. It is important that you know what you will be facing during the startup recruiting process. How could a contingency or retained recruiting model affect your candidate search? Which model goes best with your startup recruiting needs? Here is a closer and helpful...

13 Nov

What to look for in a Candidate Profile

Used to be that you needed two main skills to be a startup founder: (1) a great product or technology that satisfied the demands of the market and (2) building an effective sales and marketing operation. Now there's a third skill which is knowing how to build a recruiting machine. Startups need top talent to have a shot at success, and with today's competitive landscape, there...

12 Nov

The Key to Startup Recruiting: Purpose

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the leading candidates out there were competing for a position in your company? If only it was that easy. Part of hiring a top performer for your startup goes in hand with a proper startup recruiting process and with having a company purpose that attracts the best candidates. First, you need to have empathy with your ideal candidate; why would they take...

11 Nov

What you need to know about Startup Recruiting

Startup recruiting is hard. You are in the first stages of building a company that must validate their assumptions and technology. You need to iterate, find product/market fit, build processes and scale. You need a person willing to give you a portion of their lifetime for the upside in the equity (as startups don't generally pay handsomely) and strong beliefs in the company’s foundation. Other startup founders will...