Going after “B’ talent

November 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By : Steve Roberson Companies should settle for “B” talent. After all, the mismatched labor market that we’ve been working with for some time is extremely tight. They can’t realistically expect to fill their company with “A” talent. Companies should bring on the “B” talent and get to work. That’s what I recently overheard a [...]

Want to solve the hiring crisis? Pivot!

August 8th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

There’s no disputing the irony of having an employment crisis in our country where words like “chronically unemployed” and “talent wars” co-exist in the same story, yet here we are. The fact is there are millions of talented individuals looking for meaningful, fulfilling work while thousands of startups risk failure if they can’t fill the [...]

Silverrail Technologies

June 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Summer is underway, and with that comes plans for travel for the majority of people.  There are many ways to get to your favorite destinations, but only one method is truly eco-friendly (not counting walking) and that’s rail travel. This week I learned that rail travel is 90% more environmentally cleaner than air travel – [...]

Who Wants To Play The Hiring Games?

May 30th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Robyn Leenaerts There was a time that “gaming the system” was considered a bad thing, not so true these days. There’s a growing trend that we’ve been watching here within the startup-hiring ecosystem where companies are using contests or gaming as part of their hiring process. I saw this personally at NYC Tech Day [...]

What Can Facebook & HP Teach Us About Working For A Startup?

May 21st, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Robyn Leenaerts There was an interesting course of events the end of last week. On Thursday, we heard news that HP was planning to announce the layoff of as many as 30,000 employees in order to protect their stock price and prop up disappointing earnings.  This unfortunate news seemed a bit of a wet [...]

Hiring programmers in Boston vs. New York vs. Palo Alto

June 7th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

Is it easier to hire programming talent in Boston than in New York or Palo Alto? Taking the data for the just finished Entrepreneur’s Census [conducted by the Yale School of Management], the answer is apparently yes—the average time to fill a job opening for programming talent is less in Boston than it is in [...]