Matt Barber

Matt Barber is the Senior Engineering Recruiter and Sourcing Team Lead at Wayfair. Prior to Wayfair, Matt was a technical recruiter and sourcer at Akamai Technologies, and senior recruiter at Vertitude.

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Cracking the Boston Talent Market: Hiring Tips from HubSpot, Wayfair, and TripAdvisor

As the leader of the newly created sourcing and research team for Wayfair’s Analytics & Engineering Recruiting team, I get a unique perspective of the Boston hiring landscape.

Just like many of our recruiting counterparts elsewhere, engaging with the local candidate market poses unique challenges. Outreach is a repetitive, thankless, and often futile effort. Candidates are more familiar with companies as brands, not employers. More and more people are searching for an intuitive mobile application process. Where does the disconnect lie between connecting employers with potential employees? What does it take to crack the Boston talent market?