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May 21, 2021
Three Out Of The Box Tips
to Write Kick-Ass Email Campaigns
What do most candidate reach-out email campaigns have in common? They are often too functional and fail to spark curiosity and emotion. At LevelUp, we don’t believe in cold calls. When I started here, I quickly realised that our weapons of choice are email campaigns. This got me thinking: How can we write emails in … Read more

General

3 Reasons Why Recruiting Agencies Could Be Useful For Your Company
February 15, 2021
3 Reasons Why Recruiting Agencies Could Be Useful For Your Company
The agency recruiter. The mere thought to most people induces shudders and visions of a smiling, LinkedIn loving individual. And it’s true. Most traditional agency recruiters are sales driven people who value their hiring fee and commission more than someone’s career trajectory. In the traditional recruiting model used by most recruitment agencies, maximising revenue is … Read more
What Is The Role of a COO Your Business?
February 1, 2021
What Is The Role of a COO Your Business?
When scaling up, the right leadership can drive a company to grow. An executive must excel at both being a leader and a manager in order to succeed and take the company to the next level. Besides the CEO (Chief Executive Officer), the backbone of a successful executive team is the COO (Chief Operating Officer). … Read more
Volta Ventures And LevelUp Launch Human Capital Program For Startups
January 5, 2021
Volta Ventures And LevelUp Launch Human Capital Program For Startups
 Volta Ventures and LevelUp have developed the Talent Strategy workshops for startups part of Volta’s portfolio. The investment company sees a need for supporting its portfolio in regards to human capital in addition to financial capital, as this is often a neglected aspect in growing companies. Research shows that a well-thought-out HR strategy is actually … Read more

Recruitment

Three Out Of The Box Tips <br> to Write Kick-Ass Email Campaigns
May 21, 2021
Three Out Of The Box Tips
to Write Kick-Ass Email Campaigns
What do most candidate reach-out email campaigns have in common? They are often too functional and fail to spark curiosity and emotion. At LevelUp, we don’t believe in cold calls. When I started here, I quickly realised that our weapons of choice are email campaigns. This got me thinking: How can we write emails in … Read more
3 Recruitment Trends for Startups &#038; Scale-ups in 2021
February 22, 2021
3 Recruitment Trends for Startups & Scale-ups in 2021
It is safe to say that the past year has been a year of change in recruitment for many startups and scale-ups. And these changes will have a long-lasting impact on the recruitment strategies, hiring managers and even candidates for the years to come. However, with 2020 in the rearview mirror, in 2021 there’s a … Read more
The Job Vacancy Checklist Every Recruiter Needs
August 26, 2020
The Job Vacancy Checklist Every Recruiter Needs
You are stuck. You have written a high-quality vacancy, but no sign of many great candidates just yet. Of course, you know you can’t rely on applicants only, but you know you can do better. Like no other I know vacancy writing is tough. In this article, I will share with you my personal checklist … Read more

Employer Branding

16 Steps To Building An Impressive Startup Employer Brand On A Budget
June 29, 2020
16 Steps To Building An Impressive Startup Employer Brand On A Budget
Startups don’t typically have an abundance of time or money. Therefore, a startup employer brand strategy needs to be penny-wise and time-effective. So, what actionable steps can you take right away to build or improve your first employer brand? Well, after three months of working on this, I finally have 16 steps to implement a … Read more
13 Reasons Why Investing In Your Employer Brand Makes Sense For A Startup
June 15, 2020
13 Reasons Why Investing In Your Employer Brand Makes Sense For A Startup
We’ve worked with a hell of a lot of startups, and they all had one thing in common; ALL of them were careful with spending their cash on employer branding. But, investing in your employer brand makes perfect financial sense! Check out my first blog in this series “Is an employer brand more than six boxes?” before … Read more
Is An Employer Brand More Than Just Six Boxes?
May 25, 2020
Is An Employer Brand More Than Just Six Boxes?
Who am I? How do I come across to others? Have you ever posed these questions to yourself? Taking stock of who you are at your core helps us understand ourselves. But still, people will have different opinions about you. The question of “who am I” is subjective. What is an employer brand? For companies, … Read more

Recruitment Operations

How to Reduce Waste In Your Lean Recruitment Project? &#8211; Project Management Series
July 30, 2020
How to Reduce Waste In Your Lean Recruitment Project? – Project Management Series
Lean project management is all about reducing wasteful activities and making the whole process more efficient. And that’s what I love about it! Especially in recruitment, a very process-heavy industry, adopting a project management style like Lean can make your project more streamlined and effective.  Lean is all about creating value and if you consistently … Read more
Best Practices For Using The Waterfall Management Style In Recruitment &#8211; Project Management Series
May 1, 2020
Best Practices For Using The Waterfall Management Style In Recruitment – Project Management Series
I’ve always been a fan of Waterfalls. No, I don’t mean the ones that have flowing water cascading down mountains (although those are beautiful!). I mean the project management method… It’s one one of the oldest styles used in projects and nowadays is seen as quite old-fashioned and unsexy. Waterfall management style became popular from … Read more
Working Agile: Why &amp; How Can You Take It Into Recruitment? &#8211; Project Management Series
April 6, 2020
Working Agile: Why & How Can You Take It Into Recruitment? – Project Management Series
You’ve heard about it before – working Agile. This has become hugely popular in the workforce now, especially in tech or software development teams. We’re currently using Agile in our recruitment process at LevelUp. However, some people might still not know what it actually is. What does being Agile mean? Agile is a group of … Read more