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Business Ideas

No More Recruiters? Mobile App Matches Blue-Collar Workers and Employers More Quickly

FindWork specializes in skilled but hard-to-find positions in manufacturing, construction and services

Unlike college graduates who can easily find work through online job marketplace sites, high school and vocational school graduates usually turn to newspapers’ classified advertisements and recruitment agencies to get hired.FindWork co-founders Allen Tan Chee Hoe and Kevin Williams encountered the problem ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 03, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Only 26 Years Old, This Filipina Built an $8-M Startup That Uses AI to Hire and Retain Talent

Rumarocket uses machine learning to help companies manage HR operations

Among Rumarocket's many accolades is winning the regional competition of Seedstars World in 2014, when CEO Kathleen Yu (second from right) was only 23 years oldLike many successful businesses today, Kathleen Yu’s startup started with rejection.The idea behind Rumarocket, the 26-year-old’s business ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 17, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Here's What You Can Expect If You Want to Get Hired at Facebook

'We want more than 70 percent of your time doing work that you really enjoy,' the company's VP of HR says

Working at Facebook means access to resourceful colleagues, cutting-edge technology and the opportunity to make a global impact. With more than 25,000 employees and 2.1 billion users worldwide, the company attracts top-notch talent and provides them with luxurious perks, from meals and other on-campus ...

by Lydia Belanger  | March 04, 2018 12:00:00
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To Build a Great Business, "Don’t Try to Be the Facebook of X or the Uber of Y"

What are the ins and outs of building a great product in Southeast Asia?

As someone who has been immersed in Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem, I often get asked for advice from new founders. I am usually short on prescription, given that there are no hard and fast rules to building a product in Southeast Asia. ...

by Farouk Meralli  | January 24, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

In the Battle for Talent, Do Free Food, Game Nights and Bean Bags Really Count?

A view from the founder and CEO of mClinica, a pioneering Southeast Asian healthtech startup

mClinica is a health-tech company headquartered out of Singapore with offices across Southeast Asia, including locally in Bonifacio Global CityAny entrepreneur who has tried to find talent to build a website or app for their business has surely had the same experience: ...

by Farouk Meralli  | December 20, 2017 10:00:00
Run & Grow

4 Things to Remember When You're Recruiting Goal-Oriented Talent

Think that work-life balance and remote work opportunities are what candidates are looking for? You're wrong

Work-life balance, remote work opportunities and unlimited PTO: When any of us picture young talent and what we think they're looking for in a new job, these are the usual perks that come to mind. But recruiters looking to attract today’s top talent have ...

by Andre Lavoie  | July 01, 2017 08:00:00
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Courting millennials: A national business youth summit by the Aboitiz Group shows us how

No talk of forever at this year’s AFLBS, but responsibility and commitment were fully covered

“We don’t want to make it quick. This is not a one night stand. This is a courtship, for a marriage.”I just had to scribble that as quickly as I could, as soon as I heard, the words spoken by Xavier “Txabi” ...

by Jen Balboa  | December 01, 2016 12:00:00
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The 3 things all leaders must consider when hiring

Prioritize hiring for positions that will ensure an exceptional experience for the customer

Question: When a company is growing, how do you prioritize hiring needs?Answer: Staffing and hiring can be the most challenging duties for business leaders, regardless of the size of the company. Many struggle with figuring out how to prioritize their time, and it’s ...

by Trynka Shineman  | November 16, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

6 effective ways to onboard a new team member

A company’s success depends on their ability to quickly integrate them into the team.

My company, SkyeTeam, is growing; a new person joined our team this year, and at least two more additions are planned before year's end. Given that we are a small team, these employees represent a 100% increase in our full-time employees.Related: 10 Tips for Successfully Onboarding Your ...

by Morag Barrett  | July 13, 2016 01:00:00
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How to make people your hiring priority

Encourage an applicant to share personal stories that demonstrate his or her character.

When I consider acquiring a company, I try to get inside the heart of the person selling—and allow him (or her) to get inside my own. I try to avoid being overly technical. When it comes to hiring people, on the other ...

by Sheldon Yellen  | June 18, 2016 03:00:00
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As your startup grows, here is who to hire when (Infographic)

Knowing who to hire when is as important as picking the right people for each role.

Knowing who to hire when is just as important as picking the right people for each role.As a small company, when resources are tight, every new team member has to add a lot of value to drive growth. And as you scale, ...

by Catherine Clifford  | May 06, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

10 toxic words you must not say in a job interview

They seem like ordinary words, but they could be major red flags for an interviewer.

There is plenty advice out there to rehearse what you are going to say in a job interview: research questions the interviewer might ask, practice your answers, come up with salient questions of your own.But what about rehearsing what you are not ...

by Bernard Marr  | May 05, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

13 social media power tips for getting the job you want

Your social media account is the new resume.

I believe that social media is the most effective tool for building your brand and business. That is true whether the brand is for business or is personal. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Linkedin have become commonplace in our culture and maybe the ...

by Matt Sweetwood  | May 04, 2016 05:00:00