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Why is hiring programmers so difficult?

This was a question asked on Quora that we just couldn’t help but answer because it essentially questioned our existence as a whole. Our Marketing Major gave an insightful, well thought out reply, that we’d love to share with you: So,

Posted in Business Development, Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Use Cases, Work Life

Psychometric Tests in Hiring: What, Why and How

To say that the importance and relevance of psychometric data is a matter of debate would be a gross understatement- parties on both sides of the issue have diametrically opposite viewpoints, but there’s no denying that there is something to talk

Posted in Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, Employee Training, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Use Cases

Remote Campus Recruitment for Startups: How to Make it Work

In our post 7 Problems Startups Face With Campus Recruitment, we explored the major issues that hold startups back from conducting this exercise. In addition to it being a relentless use of time, money and effort, for small to medium sized

Posted in Business Development, Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Startups, Use Cases

What Good is a Coder Who Can’t Code?

I hear you’re looking to hire coders.  A Python Pro, perhaps? How are you going to go about it? Stage 1: You start by publicizing the job opening First come the job boards, then some social networking, and maybe even some internal references;

Posted in Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Recruitment, Resumes, Work Life

10 Things All Recruiters Must Know About Online Skills Assessment

A lot of the advice about “how to hire better” asks recruiters to spend more time on each candidate and discover as much as they possibly can, all so they can reduce the risk of a bad hire, and save

Posted in Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Work Life

Summer Recruitment Drive 2014

1000 programmers. 28 startups. 10 days. 7 distinct profiles. All from 1500 miles away. The Start of Something On August 1st, 2014 at 10 AM, we met in the room with the big table and chairs. Usually, all five of

Posted in Business Development, Candidate Screening, Case Study, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Startups, Uncategorized

4 Alternatives to Resumes

Dear Employers and Employees alike, to quote Phoebe Buffay as she *pwned* Ross Geller, “Wasn’t there a time when the brightest minds in the world believed that the world was flat? And, up until like what, 50 years ago, you

Posted in Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Startups

Why Resumes are a Fresher’s Nightmare

Job seekers have managed to make order amidst the chaos that is recruitment: identify the HR manager, write a cover letter, send across your resume, and pray. But for freshers, the prayer begins long before they’re done with college. For most

Posted in Candidate Screening, Recruitment, Resumes, Startups

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