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Another great post & video by Eric Siu on how to successfully recruit great employees for your company. He borrows Sean Ellis' phrase, 'how to growth hack recruiting."

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    Jeffrey Chew

    over 7 years ago #

    nice post Ben. I've been tranlating the concepts of CRO/gorwth hacking into other parts of the business recently. What I found was that basically GH/CRO is very related to Lean/six sigma process design/improvement. The concepts in this article are great becuase they take the familar CRO/GH funnels etc and apply solid data driven process improvement (optimization).

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    Jason Wang

    over 7 years ago #

    Note: I'm speaking from my experience from hiring tech resources in a 60-person startup.

    I've found the fewer gates I put up, the better the candidates I attract.

    Our interview process used to include several rounds starting with email questions, a phone interview, team interview #1, team interview #2, etc. In retrospect, this process did not yield better hires.

    So we really streamlined our process. If we think a candidate is remotely a fit, we bring the candidate into our office as soon as possible (we use our office as a recruiting tool because it's kinda awesome). My assumption is I will want to hire this candidate at the end of the process so I need to start wooing the candidate from the first contact. Typically we can make a hire/no-hire decision that same day. If the decision is a Yes, then we call the person right away (we've made a few offers on the spot).

    By having a frictionless process for the candidate, we ended up with a much wider funnel and was able to have a larger candidate pool. The (huge) downside to this was the time we spent with each candidate. We could spend 3 to 4 hours with a candidate we don't hire. Every "methodology" has its tradeoffs.

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      Eric Siu

      over 7 years ago #

      "Every “methodology” has its tradeoffs."

      Couldn't have said it better.