Recruitment

eBay’s First Diversity Chief Discusses What It’ll Take To Move The Needle

eBay issued its 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Report yesterday, their first since the company spun off PayPal in 2015.<p>The numbers are consistent with …

Business (UK)

As Uber Grew Hastily, Diversity Took a Backseat - Bloomberg

Efforts to hire more women and people of color at Uber Technologies Inc. have been long hindered by a peculiar constraint. Members of the recruiting …

Uber

The Secret to Hiring Great People

Leaders frequently tell me they have a hard time recruiting great people to join their organizations. When I ask about their hiring process, I often …

Employment

Why Every CEO Needs to be the Chief Recruiter Too

CEOs should take a leading role in the recruitment of top talent.<p>What is your job as CEO when it comes to recruiting? The conventional view of the CEO's role is to lead the company with vision and strategy to deliver the brand promise and results to stakeholders. For the small to medium-sized …

Governance

Tech industry employees: We have a diversity problem?

A new report from Atlassian shows a gap between the perception and reality of diversity in tech.<p>If the first step is admitting you have a problem, the tech industry might be further behind than we thought.<p>An overwhelming majority of tech employees -- 94 percent -- say their teams, companies and the …

Silicon Valley

The March for Science is forcing science to reckon with its diversity problem

Science has a long been a white men’s club.<p>The March for Science, planned for April 22 on the National Mall in Washington, DC, has a lot of momentum in its favor. President Donald Trump’s blueprint budget proposal released last week contains cuts that would “cripple” science funding as we know it. …

Diversity

Read the email a Google recruiter sent a job candidate to prepare him for the interview

In August 2015, a friend of mine applied for a job as a product manager at Google.<p>After the initial screening step, he received an email from the recruiter, telling him what to expect in a phone interview with a senior PM at Google.<p>When he shared it with me, I couldn't believe it. In my work at …

Google

eBay’s First Chief Diversity Officer on Humanizing Diversity and Inclusion

“I'm not going to give you the solution to diversity and inclusion in tech.”<p>“I don’t have any D&I data for you.”<p>“I'm going to ask you to leave your …

Human Resources

Why Podcasting’s Lack of Diversity Might Be a Tech Problem

Podcasting platform <b>AudioBoom</b> has just released new research on the demographic breakdown of the podcast market. Minorities remain underrepresented in …

Podcasting

Uber's Leadership Exodus Is an Opportunity in Disguise

The San Francisco ride-hailing firm has a unique chance to fill multiple prominent vacancies with candidates who are women and people of color.<p>Uber's got a lot of problems these days. One issue is a lack of diversity. Another is an ongoing talent exodus. Fortunately for the San Francisco …

Uber

KQED

Howard University is opening “Howard West” at Google, an effort to pave the way to tech careers for more African-American computer science …

Silicon Valley

4 Tips to Help Your Company Culture Attract Top Candidates

As startup owners, my managing partner Andrew Fayad and I know too well the Catch-22 that can affect small companies. To excel, startups need …

Human Resources

How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring

When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.<p>Regrets don't make for a good …

Business Technology

Tech companies don't need any more diversity, say employees | Ladders

America’s big technology companies have struggled with hiring more diverse staff in recent years. Facebook offers regular updates on its search for a …

Silicon Valley

Talking di*****ty

By Ellen Huet<p>Let’s talk about diversity in tech. (Did you just get a little nervous? Don’t worry — me too.)<p>One of the more intriguing things to come …

Silicon Valley

What to Expect in a Job Interview With Elon Musk

The entrepreneur has a few specific strategies he uses to get the best talent.<p>Tesla and SpaceX have pretty bold ambitions, as far as companies go: to power the entire world by battery, and to get mankind to Mars, respectively. To keep those goals on track, Elon Musk has to hire some of the most …

Elon Musk

5 Tips For Recruiting The Best Employees

In theory, building a team sounds pretty simple: you post a few openings on job boards, skim through applications and facilitate interviews. How difficult could it be? Well, as many entrepreneurs can attest, the hiring process is often more complicated and nuanced than that.<p>Amassing the right team …

Leadership

Want to Build an Exceptional Company? 4 Ways to Overcome Recruiting Bias

While you need to hire the right employees for your company... right now, you could be getting in your own way.<p>Everyone talks about diversity. After all, building a diverse workforce is not just the right thing to do. Companies with diverse workforces are 45% more likely to report their firm's …

Human Resources

Report: More than 1/3 of tech workers fear Trump's election will hurt industry diversity efforts

Since the US presidential election, 50% of tech workers have actively engaged with their company leaders about how to create a more inclusive …

Human Resources

5 Reasons Why Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fail

Pull back the veil of good intentions to discover what diversity and inclusion should really be about: people.<p>Most diversity and inclusion initiatives look and sound great. They are usually well-meaning, too. But a vast number of these initiatives prove ineffective or fail within a year or two. <i>Why?</i> …

Leadership

Forget Interview Questions: 4 Fresh Tactics to Screen Candidates for Emotional Intelligence | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a hot topic right now. So hot that it caused a lot of controversy on ABC’s The Bachelor, where one contestant told …

Human Resources

The Recruiter Said 'We're Very Choosy About Who We Hire'

Dear Liz,<p>I worked for an environmental research firm but they outsourced my department to a larger company.<p>I thought there might be more opportunity for me in the new company and there was, but I didn’t like the big-company feel of the new company.<p>I offered to become an independent consultant and …

Employment

You Won't Hire the Best With Clunky Technology. Here's What You Need to Know to Recruit Top Talent

Hiring today requires modern tools and technology.<p>The more technology changes, the more potential pitfalls it can seem to present in recruitment. New options come on the scene and old standbys fall by the wayside all the time. It's true that you can turn off top candidates with an application …

Business

Hire for Cultural Fitness, Not Just Cultural Fit

Organizational culture needs a stretch, not repetition<p>Culture is the glue that brings a team or organization together. But if the glue is too sticky …

Corporate Culture

Purple Squirrel Raises $2.7 Million, Hoping Job Seekers Will Pay for Access to Employees

There used to be a time when job seekers were surprised to learn that job boards were free. No, really. They couldn’t believe uploading a resume and …

Employment

Offline recruitment has a shelf life – here’s why

And where is the 'paper trail unless you are using a proper ap Is there a good app which keeps you and the candidates save and legal?<p>Read More Peter …

Human Resources

Improving candidate experience for less than $1 • ScienceForWork

<b>Keypoints</b>:<p>“Why do I have to complete this assessment as part of my application process” is a question that many candidates pose themselves, but that …

Psychology

Recruitment: 3 Ways To Eliminate Bad Hires In The Fake News Era

As the terms “fake news” and “alternative facts” have entered our lexicon, it should not surprise business executives looking to hire that there has …

Human Resources

The End Of Culture Fit

As more companies strive for diversity and inclusion, the term “culture fit” is falling out of favor.<p>The notion of hiring for culture fit was established as a foundation of many corporate recruiting processes. The term was embedded in career sites, integrated into interview processes, and touted as …

Human Resources

Bling Hotline: Why Recruiters Should Warm Up To Cold Calling.

Cold calling sucks. I know for most of you, this isn’t news. The thing is, it isn’t difficult, it’s just miserable.<p>If you’ve ever had the pleasure of …

Mind