Zero to IPO: 3 Things Every Successful Startup Knows
Jumping off a cliff and assembling an airplane fast enough to not smack into the ground. That’s how Alex Valdes of Trust Stamp describes launching a startup company. If things don’t go exactly right, they can go horribly wrong. Alex joined Josh to discuss what it takes to do the extraordinary: Build a business […]
What do the recent tech job cuts mean?
Amazon, Asana, Meta, Twitter, Oracle, Walmart, Google. That is just a short list of companies that have recently announced that they’re reducing their staff significantly. Is it cause for concern? Probably. Is it cause for celebration? Probably. There’s plenty in the news about why you should be concerned. Let’s talk about why you may want […]
Costly Recruiting Lessons We Must Remember: A Roundtable Discussion
Contributors: Andy Pittman, Vice President Global Talent at ShipBob, Inc and former Vice President of Talent Strategy at Mailchimp Phillip Chen, head of Global Talent Acquisition Operations & Strategy at OneTrust Josh McAfee, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Humans Doing and WSJ & USA Today bestselling author of Measure Up: Mastering Your Career Search Like […]
Are you suffering from the OK, Boomers?
By Josh McAfee Generational divides and tension have become a cliché. From “get off my lawn” to “kids these days…” to “ok, boomer,” there have been unintentional walls thrown up between people grouped together by the date on their birth certificates. Unfortunately, those walls can block us from finding talent or maximizing our careers. Recently, […]
How to Need Recruiters Less
By Josh McAfee What if I told you that you may not need a recruiter at all? That may seem like strange advice coming from a recruiting company, especially considering the job market. The hiring process has gotten complicated and competitive. Catching the attention of the good candidates you actually need is a daunting and […]
What are Recruiter Red Flags that companies should watch out for?
There’s good, bad, ugly, and everything in between when it comes to most things. Recruiting is no exception. From corporate recruiters to external agencies to executive search recruiters, you’ll find some are better than others. When companies find themselves short staffed and scrambling to meet the demands of their customers, they’ll feel the pressure to […]
The Secrets to Attracting, Retaining, and Motivating Great Employees
By Carrie Vruno, John Duisberg, and Josh McAfee The market has been roiling and it’s crushing some companies when it comes to attracting, keeping, and motivating top talent. Even when things flip again, elements of the new normal won’t be going away. The mindset of workers has shifted fundamentally. They’re placing a higher priority on […]
Should you fire your employer?
By Josh McAfee Sometimes comfortable is a bad thing. I find that people who get comfortable in a situation often stop looking for opportunities to grow. They’ll settle into what they do and often settle for less than they should. If you find yourself in that situation, then you’re capable of doing more. That’s assuming […]
The Importance of Candidate Experience
By Josh McAfee You invest substantial resources and time into attracting and identifying top talent. With so much going on in the marketplace, it’s incredibly difficult to get the attention of the quality candidates you need to fill job roles and grow your business. There’s nothing more frustrating than a wasted investment. I’ve found that […]
How to find ACCURATE Salary Info
By Josh McAfee It’s hard not to cringe when salary and compensation comes up in any conversation. Not only can it be a difficult topic, but understanding what is fair in the market can be hard to determine. Companies don’t want to overpay and candidates don’t want to be underpaid. You’d think you could Google […]
Don’t be THAT candidate
By Josh McAfee I’ve got some bad news. If you’ve interviewed with more than seven companies and not received any offers or even gotten into the last round of interviews, the problem probably isn’t with the companies. I get it. Everyone dreads interviewing. There’s hours of prep work that goes into it and you rarely […]
Life is simple, until you add people
Life is pretty simple, until you add people. That’s where things get messy and complicated. But without people, it’d be a lot less fun and you’d get a lot less done. Plenty of entrepreneurs find success as a solo act. They juggle everything within their companies and know exactly where each project or task sits, […]