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Why is hiring so hard for tech companies between the coasts?
We wanted to know, too. So last year, we asked more than 1,000 tech professionals across eight emerging tech hubs what they want. Then we built a talent solution around it.
It’s called inbound recruiting. Here’s how it works.
Tell Us About Your (Company’s) Self
What kind of product or service are you building? Who do you need to build it? What kind of people do the best in your culture? After you answer some basic questions about who you are and what you’re looking for, we build a profile for you. Then the talent funneling begins.
Match With Talent Ready to Help You Scale
By understanding what you do and how you do it, we algorithmically match with professionals in our community. Unlike posting a job and then sifting through bad candidates to find a few gems, our inbound model gets right to the gems.
We Make the Introductions
We believe advances in technology increase our need for face-to-face, human interaction. When we discover a potential fit for your company, we’re not going to just send an email. Instead, we ’ll facilitate an introduction.
If there’s a chance to introduce you and a candidate at one of our events, we’ll make it happen. Or if you’re a few states away, we can schedule an online meetup. Whatever it takes to connect you with the right talent, we’ll help make it happen.