The Five Deadliest Job Interview Mistakes

    A lot of people are confused about job interviews. They think a job interview is like a citizenship exam. They think that if they study hard and give the right answer to each question put to them, everything will be fine. At a citizenship exam, if you answer the questions correctly you’ll get […]

Is Hiring an Art or Science?

 Do you hire based more on information or on gut feel? The easy answer should be “both.” Hiring is both an art and a science. Irrespective of how many hires you’ve made, and how much you’ve honed your expertise, hiring is tough. It’s one of those management functions where you can do certain things to […]

5 Attributes to Look for in High-Performing Employees

With so much attention paid to innovations and disruptive business models in the venture capital and startup world, it can be easy to overlook the vital importance of great people. I keep a quote from legendary venture capitalist Arthur Rock in mind when hiring: “What I’m interested in is investing in people.” Of course, every […]

10 Questions to Ask When Recruiting New Employees Online

In order to find top talent to fill the most important roles at your startup company, you’ll most likely want to advertise that you’re hiring those positions online. But finding, recruiting and hiring rockstar employees isn’t as simple as slapping a quick job description on a random job board online and hoping a needle will […]

Why Hiring Exclusively for Experience Doesn’t Make Sense

Five-to-seven years of Python experience; 10-plus years of .net; minimum three years of Ruby. In the software development world, nearly every job post seems to include thresholds such as these — prerequisites intended to narrow and create a stronger applicant pool. You see it in virtually every other industry too: 10 years sales experience, five […]

How I Hire: Trust Your Gut and Take Your Time

  Over the last ten years I’ve hired around 70 people into our organization, many of whom have reported directly to me. And while most of the folks I’ve hired have been a tremendous success, we’ve had our share of strike-outs, too. And not only do I have the opportunity to hire people personally, I […]

Top 3 Must Have Hiring Technologies for 2014

As we move into 2014, it can be tempting to simply carrying on doing things the way we did them in 2013, but the truth is that hiring and talent management is becoming technology led. This means that new hiring technologies are emerging which are empowering hiring functions and allowing them to move into directions […]

Interview techniques and tips for graduates

Interviews for graduate jobs come in a variety of formats: competence interviews, telephone interviews, panel interviews, technical interviews and now, strengths interviews. If you’re going face-to-face (or on the phone) with graduate recruiters then knowing what to expect and how to prepare will give you a head start and keep your interview nerves at bay. […]

Recruiting Technical Talent is TOUGH

    CODEVUE MAKES IT QUICK & EASY Replace whiteboard excercises, blind interviews & unvalidated code samples. CodeVue removes the guesswork from technical recruiting with a library of coding questions and challenges that allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to work. Responses are automatically validated and scored – no whiteboards, in-person coding screens or computer […]

Planet10 partners with HireVue

  Planet10 has partnered with HireVue to deliver award winning Video Interviewing services to the SA market. HireVue is an amazing new way to interview – on demand! Users simply browse, watch, rate and share the interviews they want, on their own time – just like streaming their favorite movies – even from a smart […]