Last year we chronicled our travels around the startup scene in the “Best Startup Offices In San Francisco“. The response was strong, so we thought we’d step it up for 2012. Still traveling around the city by bike, but this time with a Canon Rebel T3i. We’ve enjoyed the time we got to spend with… Read more »
Posts by Jason Webster
According to ERE.net roughly 30% of all hires come through a referral. A referral pipeline can be easier to build in the early and mid-stages of a company’s growth. People are attracted by the opportunity to get in early and have an impact. As your company grows, the referral pipeline can be more difficult to… Read more »
Over the last few weeks we’ve had a front row seat to the global debate over Salesforce.com’s use of the Klout score as a “desired skill” for the position of Community Manager. Salesforce Posts Job On Ongig Listing Klout Score As “Desired Skill” On July 27th, Salesforce.com posted a Community Manager job through Ongig with… Read more »
[Note: If you do nothing else, please proceed to the bottom of this page to vote and comment. We want your opinion on the effectiveness of LinkedIn InMails.] The value LinkedIn places on an InMail is $10 each. Of course, you can get a volume discount if you buy the LinkedIn Recruiter seat. Several of… Read more »
In case you missed it, San Francisco gaming company Kixeye put their stake in the ground this week with an explosive video mocking their rival — it’s probably the fastest growing recruiting video we’ve seen. THe video is from the perspective of a job applicant on an interview with what appears to be Zynga (who… Read more »
If you are starting a business in San Francisco, you tend to frequent the many coffee shops that the city has to offer. While visiting the variety of shops, your motivation may be just as diverse as the selection of coffee shops themselves. You may be looking for a place to meet a new contact,… Read more »
Social Recruiting is a trendy phrase in the world of talent acquisition. Top recruiters across the industry are hard at work trying to define Social Recruiting. Is it social because of networking? Is it social because of technology? Is it something different altogether?
Thanks to Jonathan Nelson of Hackers and Founders for promoting the protest. I ride my bike down Market Street every day, so his email got my attention and got me there. For those who couldn’t make it, I thought I’d take a few pics at the protest. After reviewing the pics, I felt that a… Read more »
According to Dictionary.com, the definition of recruiting is “to engage in finding and attracting employees, new members, students, athletes, etc.”. The key word in this definition is “attracting”. Think of things in life that attract: bait attracts a fish, a zapper attracts mosquitos, …you get the picture. Why should job ads be any different? As it stands today, most job ads aren’t worth 5 seconds… Read more »
Convenience is an important factor when top candidates are choosing their place of work. San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Terminal of tomorrow promises to add more to the term “convenience” that just location.
If you have ever lived in San Francisco, you are certainly familiar with how the term “micro-climate” relates to the city’s neighborhoods. You can insert “micro-climate” when talking about which San Francisco neighborhood is the best for working in a startup as well. Each neighborhood has its own distinctive flavor and style, as well as… Read more »
I’ve had advice from people in the past to “work with companies led by people you strongly believe in”. As I reflect on 2011, I am fortunate to recall several amazing people I was able to meet. Thus, I wanted to share my thoughts on 5 San Francisco entrepreneurs you should know about.
As I have weaved all over San Francisco on my bicycle this year, I have had the chance to meet some awesome people and see their inspiring workplaces. Since this is the time of the year we think back on the year that was, I thought I would take the opportunity to show you the… Read more »
I believe that video will be standard in job postings within the next 5 years. Call me crazy, but technology is easy to use and video gives you such a tremendous advantage. Active and passive job seekers network through referrals first. What do they do after that? Most people in San Francisco tell me Linkedin,… Read more »
Keeping up to date with your email inbox can be one of the most challenging aspects in your work. Think of how much time you spend to keep your inbox clean, or the messages that get shuffled or missed. A clean inbox takes consistency, time, and effort. In late September, we noticed an email application… Read more »