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Tag: Hiring

What Works: Two Startup Entrepreneurs On Hiring, Employing Remote Distributed Workforces, and More

At a recent VivaTech 2019 panel, “What Works: How the Best Entrepreneurs are Building Their Startups,” Julien Crochet, VP of sales strategy and enablement at AB Tasty, and Carles Sistare, head of engineering at Ogury, laid out their best tips for how to get things done when you’re a new, growing business with employees all over the world.

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Hiring Top Talent for Your Startup: Lessons from Andela

Hiring is hard, but hiring for startups can be even harder. Understanding that the success of your startup depends on building a team of great people, what can you do to attract and retain top talent? Jeremy Johnson, Co-founder & CEO of Andela, a startup that builds and trains high-performing distributed engineering teams, joins us at the AWS Loft NYC to share how startups can build a solid recruitment strategy that attracts top players.

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Ruth Penfold Director, Talent Acquisition at Shazam

Shazam Director of Talent Acquisition Ruth Penfold on why honesty is always the best policy for recruiting

Honesty is the name of game for Ruth Penford, the director of talent acquisition for Shazam. In fact, Penford believes honesty is so critical for recruiting, the first thing she did after joining the music sharing startup was to invite in a group of consultants to ask current employees about how they felt about the company. What Penford found was that employees were filtering themselves “like Instagram filters,” she says, externally presenting a rosy view of the company and its roadmap to job candidates, as opposed to acknowledging known issues concerning their legacy tech and the need to tear it out and rebuild.

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