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Study: The Massive Skills Gap in Sales Is Getting Worse

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sales people can get a bad rap. In reality, a true sales professional will offer a smooth, engaging experience that treats the customer’s needs first and facilitates a simple, painless transaction. Sales pros are the oil in a well-oiled machine: Easy to overlook, but…

HR and Recruiting


How an Investor Hires Talent for the Next Growth Stage

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Our team at Village Capital has worked with more than 700 entrepreneurs and we’ve seen a consistent theme: early-stage CEOs tend to treat hiring as an administrative function rather than a strategic one. Our advice: think about hiring from the lens of an investor….



3 Interviewing Techniques for Finding Conscious Leaders

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Hiring is one of the most complex—and crucial—elements of running a business, and that only becomes more evident as companies grow. After all, the best employers are looking for talented individuals who can not only execute day-to-day tasks and bring new ideas and strategic…

HR and Recruiting

4 Unique Ways to Attract Millennial Employees to Your Startup

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

When millennials make up over one-third of the American workforce, businesses must consider the benefits and company features that attract, motivate, and retain this generation as employees. Big corporations, like Google and Facebook, offer travel opportunities, sleep pods in the office, and free healthcare,…

HR and Recruiting

Hiring Is Your Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that people are…


5 Ways to Successfully Reach Prospective Talent

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

There’s never been a better time to be a software engineer. The global IT market is growing at such a lightning pace that the thinning labor pool can’t seem to replenish itself fast enough to meet the colossal demand. Poaching top talent has become…

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How Small Businesses Can Deliver Enterprise Level Customer Service

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Customer service is the backbone of most successful businesses. If you get customer service right, customers will remain loyal. If you mess it up, you’ll have a hard time growing. The only problem is that startups, hindered by a lack of resources, often find…


3 Ways Startups Can Build Team & Retain Talent

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Many startups today underestimate the importance of human capital  – the collective sum of the attributes, life experience, knowledge, inventiveness, energy, and enthusiasm that employees choose to invest in their work. Research shows that investing in people, particularly those with relevant industry specific knowledge…

HR and Recruiting

How to Streamline Recruiting With an Applicant Tracking System

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

Choosing candidates, interviewing them, evaluating their performance really takes a lot of time. To make this process more streamlined companies are looking to applicant tracking systems (ATS).  These platforms can help recruit the right employees.  Features to Consider An ATS software allows businesses to…


Study: Personality Is More Important Than Skill to Potential Employers

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Having the right set of talents can go a long way in getting you a job interview. After all, nothing makes a resumé pop more than a long list of special skills and plenty of experience to hone them. Employers regularly use a potential…


Social Media and Referrals Are the Top Ways Businesses Get Talent

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

Social media managers, rejoice: Your job skills are in higher demand than ever, as the best businesses everywhere increasingly turn to social media in order to pull in the high-quality talent that they need in order to stay competitive. The news is from the research…


Many Employers “Feel Trapped” in Exhibiting at Career Fairs, Report Says

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Career fairs: Popular enough that seemingly every college students has been to one or two in poorly fitting business attire, not popular enough that they actually get a job through them. At least not according to the numbers. Career fairs might predate the internet,…


6 Common Sense Questions Every Startup Needs to Ask to Survive

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Today anyone can come up with a startup and enter the world of entrepreneurship. With the formation of a digital marketplace, things are quite simplified but, beating the competition and thriving in there is what matters. Therefore, it has become important for them to…

HR and Recruiting

12 Unspoken Rules of Talent Acquisition in Online Startup

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Acquiring talent can be tricky especially if your startup just launched, and it might be tempting to hire newbies and amateurs. Instead, entrepreneurs should practice unwritten rules to acquire the talent they deem necessary for building a successful startup. As such, these rules should help…


Here Are the Job Functions the Gaming Industry Is Hiring For

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 is over, and we’ve all walked away with plenty of new information about games: Sony is remaking Shadow of the Colossus for PS4; Nintendo is turning out two Metroid games; and the new Xbox is called the “Xbox One X,”…

HR and Recruiting


4 Ways Startups Can Structure Job Interviews to Avoid Bias

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job interview is a tricky task for any company, but it’s a sink or swim task for an early-stage startup. Keeping a company’s culture intact and healthy is essential, and when a company is just a handful of individuals, any new hire will…


Top 20 Cities With Growing Tech Jobs That Aren’t in Silicon Valley

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In our latest report, we discovered that the top 10 tech jobs to have in 2017 include some form of engineer or developer role, and with it comes with higher pay. While you might think that everyone will be running to Silicon Valley for…