Not Yet Recruiting on Hacker News? 8 Ways to Get Started

As of 2013, Hacker News gets about 200,000 unique visitors on any given weekday, according to TechCrunch – and we wouldn’t be surprised if that number has more than doubled since then. 

While Y Combinator-funded companies are able to post jobs to Hacker News’s front page regularly, the social news site for programmers and entrepreneurs opens the floodgates for other companies on the first of every month. All non-Y Combinator companies can post jobs to the "Ask HN: Who is Hiring?" thread and best of all – it's free. 

If you’re not already reaching out to the Hacker News community for potential hires, your company is missing out on a significant bulk of qualified tech talent who are actively searching for a new position. 

4 Reasons Why Engineers Are Hard to Recruit

In the world of recruiting, we’re all about the purple squirrels, unicorns, movers, shakers, unknown, and undiscovered. Finding top tech talent and managing to somehow be the first recruiter to engage with them is unheard of.  

Engineers are already difficult to find, but muffled by the noise of dozens of competitors, your hiring struggles increase tenfold.

Having a hard time recruiting engineers? Here are four reasons your recruiting strategy may be turning away candidates. 

These Key Social Stats are Under-Utilized in Talent Assessment

Every day candidates are divulging more and more information about themselves online across various social networks. Luckily for you, in between the Buzzfeed quiz results and cat memes, there's a considerable amount of relevant stats you can use to help you assess their professional chops. Here's a handful of metrics that sometimes go overlooked but if considered appropriately can be recrutorially illuminating.

Takeaways from Jon Bischke on the Bill Kutik Radio Show

Entelo CEO Jon Bischke spoke with HR pro Bill Kutik to discuss how predictive analytics is disrupting the future of social recruiting, and why smaller companies are leading the pack. 

If you weren’t able to tune in for the live event on the Bill Kutik Radio Show, click now for the on-demand audio! Listen while you work. If you can't multi-task for 20 minutes to hear a great conversation, we pulled out a handful of Jon’s key takeaways for you to read.

Why Side Projects are the Modern Resume

"What are your plans for this weekend?"

This question should be asked by every recruiter hunting for top talent. 

How HubSpot's First VP of Engineering Made Their First 40 Technical Hires

The following is an exclusive interview with Yoav Shapira, Hubspot's 1st VP of Engineering.

As Hubspot gears up for an IPO in the upcoming weeks, Entelo sat down with their former Vice President of Engineering to learn his tactics for hiring and scaling a talented tech team — all from the ground up.

Between 2007-2012, Shapira was as a core member of HubSpot’s management team, serving as vice president of the engineering and the platform strategy teams. He arrived to HubSpot only a year after the company was founded, and led the hiring initiatives to build a robust department of engineers, product managers, and designers. 

The 7 Secrets of World-Class Recruiting Organizations

Over the years, we’ve had a chance to talk to hundreds of executives about how they are recruiting for their companies. We’ve seen companies up close who are clearly setting the bar for talent acquisition. And we’ve seen others that are, well, not doing quite as well. Now, of course we can’t divulge all the information that’s been shared in confidence with us, but what we can do is pass along some really important best practices that separate the winners from the losers in the talent war. So without further delay, here are seven tactics we’ve seen world­class recruiting organizations employ:

Note: this is a truncated version of a lengthier whitepaper, which can be found here.