Hiring Success SmartRecruiters Conference

SmartRecruiter’s Hiring Success ‘17 conference is just around the corner Over the course of three days, HR and talent executives and innovators from across the globe will come together in San Francisco’s Grand Hyatt Hotel to meet, learn, and discuss the future of hiring. Featuring a lineup of high-profile speakers, team exercises, and an array of accommodations and resources to help upgrade your hiring game, the conference is a huge learning opportunity. Here are 3 events from big names in HR that you can’t miss: 1. What’s changing for recruiters – the future of Talent Acquisition The events will kick off with a panel of distinguished analysts and two top execs looking at how the industry is going to change in the next[…]

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Set the date: learn tips and tricks for effective KPIs from these talent leaders in Openview’s upcoming webinar   On April 19th, Openview Venture Partners will be hosting a webinar called The Process of People: Determining the Right Talent KPIs. The panel will be moderated by Vinayak Ranade, our CEO and founder here at Drafted, and feature two talent leaders in the tech space. The featured speakers: Adriana Roche is the VP of HR at Segment, a San Francisco-based customer data platform which recently raised $27M in its Series B round of funding. Adriana is leading the charge on   making HR a tactical business partner to smoothly achieve ambitious growth goals. Richard Fye is Datadog’s Head of People Operations. Datadog[…]

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Does this email sound familiar? “Hey friend, we desperately need a Product Manager do you know anyone good? – Don”   You scratch your head for a couple of minutes and conclude “Sorry, not off the top of my head. But I’ll think about it and let you know.”   A few weeks later, you run into an old friend at a cocktail party. She mentions that she’s thinking about leaving her job and is quietly interviewing somewhere that she could be a Product Manager. “Omg I should introduce you to Don”, you think.   Unfortunately, you forget to follow up the next day. It happens. Meanwhile, Don is tearing his hair out since he can’t find any good candidates[…]


We’re launching in New York with Greenhouse.io. We released the first Drafted beta on iOS in Boston last year. One of the things that immediately struck us after launch were requests coming in from outside Boston — from people who had heard of Drafted and wanted to try it out. We worked hard at refining, adapting, evolving, (and yes, pivoting), and finally, it’s time to get Drafted in the hands of more users. Thank you to all of our early customers that have been invaluable in guiding us with their feedback.   Do you integrate with my ATS? One of the most common requests from our early customers was “Do you integrate with our ATS (Applicant Tracking System)?”. So we surveyed[…]


The integration will let teams source great candidates beyond their internal network This article comes from today’s press release, announcing the Drafted + Greenhouse partnership. Read Drafted CEO, Vinayak’s personal post on our Greenhouse partnership and launch in New York. NEW YORK and BOSTON, September 29, 2016 — Greenhouse Software, the leading designer of recruiting and onboarding software, and Drafted, the referral network that accelerates hiring through community rewards, today announced the details of a new integration and partnership. The integration enables Greenhouse customers to source more candidates through referrals, the most effective source for hiring employees. Through this integration, Greenhouse customers can access their extended network through Drafted to identify and get recommendations for passive candidates they would never see in traditional[…]

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Yesterday I joined Drafted, to tackle our shared mission of creating the world’s best referral network. As employee No. 7, I’ll be scaling marketing and connecting great companies with great candidates through the the power of their networks. Before I joined, I spent time on vacation preparing for my new adventure: I read books by tech visionaries, fished with my family, and took early morning runs along the beach in solitude. I needed that breather: For the 43 days prior, I had been in an all-out sprint to find a role that would define the next chapter of my marketing career. While my search was the exact length of the average job search, I was fortunate to stay below the[…]


Few things make us happier than learning and growing with our customers. We strongly believe  that spending time with our customers is the best way for us to feel their pain and understand their needs. I’m excited to share that we’re stepping up our relationship with our beta customers. In fact, we’re moving in with them. Several of our current and future partners are at WeWork Boston, so we decided to take the plunge as we graduated from Blade (thanks for all the fish, btw). At Drafted, we rethink everything – not just our industry and products, but also how to be a company – it’s one of the great luxuries of being a startup. Many companies think of office[…]


BOSTON, MA – June 29, 2015 – Drafted (http://www.drafted.us), a mobile app focused on hiring through referrals, has raised a total of $2.5M to date in seed financing from VC firms Accel, General Catalyst, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and others. The funding will be used to accelerate Drafted’s growth and continue building the team. Drafted launched in beta exclusively in the Boston tech community in May 2015, with plans to expand to other cities and verticals later this year. In less than two months, more than 50 Boston employers joined the platform, including companies like Hubspot, M.Gemi, and Drizly. Almost $500,000 in rewards are up for grabs, with some individual rewards as high as $15,000. “Referrals work because of the people[…]