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Hiring delimma for startup

Hiring delimma for startup

Hiring delimma for startup

I am helping my brother as a hiring manager for his business and I am feeling the pain.  Job boards are inadequate and expensive.  Monster calls me every day now.  What a mistake that was.   I gave up on job boards but I have not given up entirely on the recruiting industry; there are a few companies out there innovating to make the process easier and cheaper.

I tried Dayak to post our jobs anonymously and set our own fee.  It reminds me of Ebay.  

Anyway Mike wanted to try it because It's kind of a cutting edge model because the recruiters "compete" to find you a qualified candidate (a total bonus) and the employer pays nothing until someone is hired and passes a probation period (we'll wait and see on that).

So is everyone still sifting through bulk Craigslist resumes?   or can you offer up some alternatives to my dilemma.


RE: Hiring delimma for startup

Have you read the many threads on this site that deal with this from the opposite perspective?


Greg Locock

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RE: Hiring delimma for startup

The best employees I ever hired (in a past life) came to me through collegues.  If you network well, someone is laying off when you are hiring and can help you find good employees.

Don Phillips

RE: Hiring delimma for startup

Run a virtual reality show like the apprentice and employ the winner!

Actually, as much as I hate agents, if you can find a good one they will make up for their fee with the time they save you. The trick is to find a good one that actaually understands the industry.

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