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What Roles Should You Hire Next? How to Prioritise your Hiring Plan
May 27, 2022
What Roles Should You Hire Next? How to Prioritise your Hiring Plan
As the current market dynamics experience instability, a new sense of caution is in the air. Naturally, this leads to a lot of questions on our minds. After VCs have begun to warn startups about longer runways and preserving their cash, every founder’s first instinct is to start cutting costs. And that’s understandable. Some of … Read more
Signing Term Sheet? Start Recruiting!
January 1, 2022
Signing Term Sheet? Start Recruiting!
To save some valuable time, you can start recruiting long before you get your investment in and you sign the term sheet. Many years ago, I was COO at an Amsterdam startup. We were closing a $1.5M round and were working 80-hour weeks. Getting investors on board is hard work for many months. The last … Read more
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
COVID-19 Ponderings: The US Unemployment Reaching Great Depression Levels
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 Ponderings: The US Unemployment Reaching Great Depression Levels
Update As per 5th of June 2020, the official unemployment numbers came out. Corrected for earlier errors in the unemployment numbers (due to misclassification), the official unemployment number is quite high at 16.3% (or 27 million), but not as bad as we expected it to be based on the numbers below. There is potentially still … Read more
What Is In My Tech Recruiter Toolbox?
May 4, 2020
What Is In My Tech Recruiter Toolbox?
When did you last scroll through your LinkedIn feed without seeing a top list of something? We live in times where much of the content we see is curated like it’s straight from BuzzFeed. So, instead of calling this blog “The 5 greatest, mind-bogglingly awesome tools I use for recruitment in tech”, I’ll start with … Read more
Best Practices For Using The Waterfall Management Style In Recruitment – 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
Stepping Stones Of The Recruitment Process
April 29, 2020
Stepping Stones Of The Recruitment Process
People tend to underestimate a proper recruitment process. Many of us have experienced working with a company or hiring manager who did not fully understand the efforts it takes and the steps needed to get a quality hire.  This article will first discuss the steps of the process and why it is important.  What’s in … Read more
8 Assumptions You Should Avoid Making in Startup Recruitment
April 7, 2020
8 Assumptions You Should Avoid Making in Startup Recruitment
Making assumptions in startup recruitment is going to hit you where it hurts the most. Whether it’s the time to hire, your client and the candidate’s satisfaction or the cost per hire, assuming is one of the most frequent mistakes done by recruiters – including me. Starting in industrial recruitment in the UK back in … Read more
Why You Shouldn’t Become a Startup Recruiter (And What You Should Know If You Want to Be One)
January 15, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Become a Startup Recruiter (And What You Should Know If You Want to Be One)
This is an experiment.  As the Internal Recruiter within LevelUp, my job is mostly focused on trying to get interesting recruiting professionals to talk with me and possibly make them choose to work where I work This time I want to try the opposite: making whoever is reading say “Nope! I’m never going to become … Read more