During her career in recruiting, Battery Ventures VP of Talent, Kelly Kinnard, has worn many hats. Before she became Battery's chief talent and recruiting representative to their 125 portfolio companies, she spent time in marketing with orgs like Clif Bar and CamelBak. She then leapt headfirst into recruiting first as a technical recruiter, then in retained search and executive recruiting for venture-backed startups and public companies.
All that good work did not go unnoticed, and Kelly was scooped up by Oracle to lead the executive search team of their 33,000 person product development unit. After three and a half years with Oracle, Kelly joined the Battery Ventures team to help their portfolio companies (including Entelo) find senior talent and develop their own recruiting functions.
Kelly sat down with Entelo Head of Recruiting, Britt Ryan, to chat about her journey through different recruiting roles and her current work with Battery Ventures.
Over the past few years, hiring has become incredibly difficult for many organizations. With the US unemployment rate hovering around 4 percent and widespread shortages of key technical and soft skills, many employers are struggling to make the hires they need to keep growing.
But there is a huge population of well-trained but often overlooked talent readily available to employers: veterans. More than 450,000 of them are unemployed, but they could be filling some of the more than 6 million US job vacancies.
As of last year, there are more than 20 million veterans, almost 60 percent of whom are of working age. Altogether these veterans comprise a group of highly trained, highly talented people ready and willing to help your organization achieve its goals. Here’s how.
Laszlo Bock is someone who has done as much as anyone to advance the field of talent management. In his ten years as Google's SVP of People Operations, Laszlo helped the company scale rapidly and intentionally by developing a growth model of "attracting, developing, retaining, and delighting" employees.
ERE Fall 2017 kicks off today in lovely Minneapolis, Minnesota. And because yours truly went to college in the Twin Cities and ERE is one of our favorite events of the years, we pieced together a quick guide to help you get the most of your time in beautiful Minneapolis.
A little preparation can go a long way and with so much going down at ERE, arriving with a plan of action ain’t nothing to sniff at. So here’s a rundown of the speakers, sessions, parties, restaurants and attractions that are especially worth your while in Minneapolis.
And don’t forget to come say hi to your friends at Entelo because you can bet your britches we’ll be there too: Entelo CEO Jon Bischke will deliver a talk Tuesday morning called “Automation Nation: How AI Will Drive The Modern War for Talent”. We’re also hosting a Happy Hour Tuesday night at Butcher & The Boar and can be found at booth #309.
Diversity hiring is tough, and companies are often shy about sharing their data behind it. Only 3% of Fortune 500 companies share full diversity data and even then, most of them are from the same industry, tech.
But diversity hiring is incredibly important, and not just because it’s the right thing to do. Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have returns above national industry medians, according to a January 2015 McKinsey study. What’s more, Bersin by Deloitte found over a 3-year period, diverse companies see 2.3 times the cash flow per employee when compared to their less diverse peers.
But how do companies actually go about diversity hiring and is there technology out there to help? Panelists at the HR Technology Conference took the stage to tackle these questions and share their advice.
For the second year running, Hiring On All Cylinders is the podcast sponsor of HR Tech 2017. For the duration of the conference, we’ll be recording and livestreaming from the conference onsite at The Venetian Las Vegas. Tune in as the Entelo podcast team chats with many of the industry's foremost thought leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and practitioners about the state of recruiting technology.
When it comes to conference attendance, like most things in life, a little preparation can go a long way. Next week, the HR technology industry’s biggest confab, HR Tech, descends on Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel and Casino for four days of panels, presentations, networking, product demos, a few parties, perhaps a gondola ride, and, yes, maybe even a bit of gambling.
In less than two weeks SourceCon Fall 2017 kicks off in Austin, Texas, the land of live music, barbecue, 10 gallon hats and, oh yeah, Texas’ flagship public university. With a world-class cultural scene to go with pretty darn good weather, there are few better places to hang out for a few days for work in late-September.
On this episode of Hiring on all Cylinders, co-hosts Sean Simerly and Amina Moinuddin chat with Entelo Director of Sales Development, Justin Gandelman. The team covers the similarities between sales and recruiting, including why the capacity for effort could be the most important quality of all in successful hires, what Justin has learned from almost 500 interviews, and why no matter how hard you work, a lot of success in sales and recruiting can come down to timing (and follow up).
Entelo Software Engineer Kelly Hale joins Head of Recruiting Britt Ryan to chat about Kelly’s unofficial title as the guru of referrals, the secret of her success, why culture plays a key role in successful referrals and the do’s and don’t of technical interviews.
As every organization rushes to create and update slick apps and websites for their users and customers, designers have become one of the highly sought after professions for technical recruiters.
But designers are a breed apart. Finding them and assessing their skills and experience takes more than just a quick LinkedIn search or resume scan. In reality, you want to see examples of their work and analyze their design skills. And that’s where sites like Dribbble and Behance come in handy.
The internet has created a million talent pools of every variety, but when you’re looking for technical hires a few places in particular stand above the rest: GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Hacker News.
The ever-tightening technical hiring market has turned these communities into essential talent sources for recruiters, yet finding the right candidates still comes down to knowing the particular rules, lingo and cultures that fuel these destinations. By the way, Envoy by Entelo, the world's first AI-powered outbound recruiting and talent sourcing solution might be able to help you with that.
For the uninitiated, that can mean a steep learning curve, which is where this guide comes in handy. If you’re on the hunt for technical talent of all stripes and the usual talent sources have dried up, here’s how to get started in the land of programmer-centric online communities.
The July through December edition of The Ultimate Guide to 2017 Recruiting & HR Conferences is here! This volume features close to 100 events taking place around the world, including everything from half-day meetups with a few dozen local talent acquisition pros to weekend-long confabs with thousands of attendees and influencers.
Happy belated birthday, America! Despite the shortened week we're coming in hot with another certified fresh edition of Last Week in Talent coming in hot and fresh to you inbox.
This week we're digging deep into the data behind VC funding inequality, how tech companies are getting kids across American into coding, the different ways women and men get treated when they keep their salary history secret, whether AI and gaming can deliver an effective solution to hiring diversity, how companies are developing the modern workforce, an in-depth interview with the woman trying to reinvent Uber's culture, and how the skills shortage is costing the British economy billions every year.
Oh yeah, and be sure to check out Slack's podcast episode about the world's first black chess grandmaster. It's a doozy. Good luck and happy hunting.
The wheel of the talent acquisition machine never stops turning and last week was no exception, with Yello, Textio, and Sense all grabbing new rounds of funding, Todoist releasing a Slack-competitor called Twist, and Google for Jobs launching its quest to become the one job board to rule them all. In other news, it turns out women-founded companies have more women employees, the so-called skills gap might be a lot of hot air, and Unilever is tossing resumes in favor of algorithms.