In a founder to founder interview, Drafted CEO, Vinayak Ranade sat down with Brendan Schwartz, Founder & CTO at Wistia to pick his brain about hiring, team building, and company culture.
Guest Post: Getting poached sounds like just another cost of doing business, until it happens to you. My company, a video platform for businesses based in Kitchener, Ontario, was raided by poachers after a new company moved into the region. I soon heard through the grapevine that if their HR department discovered a potential recruit had already received an offer from us, they’d automatically make one of their own with an incremental signing bonus. In other words, they were essentially using us to do their employee vetting for them.
Team scaling, 1 trillion emails, and the synthesis of people and strategy with Pattie Money, CPO at SendGrid You’ve almost certainly received a SendGrid email, and you probably didn’t even know it. If you’ve ever gotten an Uber receipt, an Airbnb welcome note, or an eBay password reset, you can thank SendGrid. In the past few years, SendGrid has gone from a small tech startup to one of the most prominent companies in its space, with over 35 billion emails sent per month. In fact, on March 27th, they celebrated their trillionth email send. Naturally, we were excited to speak with Pattie Money, SendGrid’s Chief People Officer to discuss what goes on behind the scenes at the cloud-based email service.[…]
Yesware is not a company concerned with just talent acquisition. They are a company whose focus is talent as a whole. Monthly massages. Uber compensation. Gym membership. Professional coaching. Perhaps the reason employees at Yesware seem dedicated to helping their team is because their team seems dedicated to helping them. Their company page lists some extensive and creative benefits, including unlimited vacation policies, daily catered lunch, weekly exercise classes, and dinner and an Uber home if an employee works late. We want you to be your best self, the company website says in large font above a list of some of their benefits. A holistic approach to talent Yesware is sales acceleration SaaS company based out of Boston, MA.[…]
Why real conversations are at the core of Jebbit’s recruiting This post was written by Kaitlyn Kirkaldy of Jebbit, a company focused on high-impact interactive content. – – We try to keep it human at Jebbit. Our platform helps brands have conversations with and learn from their customers, so they can provide value to them. We’re helping these huge brands humanize themselves and build genuine customer relationships, so it’s always on our minds. That means we keep it human in our marketing, and in turn, our recruiting. You won’t find us messaging people to say things like, “join the latest, high-growth, mobile mar-tech startup in the Boston ecosystem.” Instead, you’ll find us grabbing beers and coffees and getting to know[…]
Big Cartel – a big family with a mission The mission statement that headlines Big Cartel’s career page is concise: “We help artists make a living doing what they love” The company is dedicated to giving artists successful ecommerce outlets by letting artists set up their own online shops to sell their work. Big Cartel arms its clients – a wide community of over a million artists and creators – with robust retail tools and sleek website design capabilities to create their unique digital space. Part of what makes the company so successful, and compelling, is the creative, individualistic culture that reflects the community they serve. The crossroads of culture & community Richard Laing joined Big Cartel in 2015 as Director of Community,[…]