Read all about culture trends and HRTech insights on our recruitment blog, as well as lessons we’ve learned about growing a start-up like, “where to hire a Mariachi band” and “how to ask your mum for that first million”.
NZ is following places like China and Italy into full lockdown mode. New South Wales, Victoria and (hopefully) the rest of Australia are close behind. Ignoring the toilet paper feuds for a second, it’s awesome to see that in the face of all that uncertainty, there’s an overwhelming trend toward compassion.
Inclusion is a hot HR trend for 2016. Making people feel safe, respected and valued is important part of a healthy culture. Māori Language Week is a great opportunity for Kiwi workplaces to put some of those inclusive policies into practice.
Our first scouting trips to the USA are done and, alongside some exciting partnerships and new clients, we've brought back a few key insights for any other startup founders or entrepreneurs about to take the leap.
This year, we've been chosen to join the clever, inspiring founders from EatMyLunch, Martin Jet Pack (who make actual jet packs), Kode BioTech and the crazy geniuses at 8i who, awesomely, just picked up funding from Ashton Kutcher.
Good news if you're implementing a diversity AND a wellness programme in your company, a new study shows it’s not really diversity that makes people less happy – it’s the lack of control, the feeling of being forced into something. And it means the difference between people developing empathy for each other and just putting up with things.
A truly great recruitment process should be efficient, and should also give candidates a feel for your culture and let them really showcase the things that could make them a rockstar in your team. Video is an awesome way to achieve all those objectives – like, if you were into killing birds, you’d be doing it with one stone.
So you're ready to take the leap. Growing your start up and launching into a new market is super-exciting, but the first hurdle is choosing where to focus your attention. Which city should you launch into? Hell, which country should you be focussed on? Here's how we're approaching this crucial decision:
We've collated our top-four list of clever tools you should be (but probably haven't thought of) using in your hiring process. These are quick, cheap online tools you can use as part of your people-hiring, team building suite that are fun, simple and useful.
Everyone's talking about diversity of thinking and building the ultimate startup teams. So what's the recipe we should be following to build creative, productive environments and how does culture fit relate to all this?
If you're planning to hire in the first quarter of 2016, it's worth running through a quick pre-hiring, recruitment checklist while you're still this side of Christmas, just to make sure you'll be ready to dive straight in when you get back to the office come January. There's nothing worse that getting stuck into hiring, just as the year is starting to ramp up and realising you don't have your ducks in a row.
With a slightly later start to day (maybe on account of the scorching 36+ degree heat!) the room was buzzing with HR professionals who’re keen to kick in to another day of inspiration and ideas - this time with a good dose of lively debate.
Here at Weirdly, we're really big on gratitude. Some of our favourite things to be thankful for are the clever, wise and sometimes plain funny nuggets of startup advice people have given us along the way. So we thought we'd give you an opportunity to share yours.
Letting houses burn is a part of growing a business fast. It's the inevitable result of real, useful focus. It's hard, and sometimes costs you in the long term, but this is the reality of startup – you’re juggling elephant-sized passion with teacup-pig resources so you’ve got to be ruthless about where and when you spend your attention.
When you have a talent pool, people will already feel engaged with you and your brand, so will feel great about hearing from you. Isn't that much better than a cold-call from a headhunter? The future of employment sure thinks so.
You spend a lot of time finding, interviewing, and training your employees. So it’s not ideal if they up and leave 6 months after starting the job. You have to go through the whole tedious process again from the beginning, and there’s no guarantee you’ll find someone as good. With that in mind, here’s how to look after your people (so they don't want to leave).
Building an embedded "culture of innovation" is one of the most common goals for businesses these days. So considering how successfully NZ has done this as a nation, why aren't we producing more world-leading, innovative businesses? Given how many truly clever, world-leading solutions we create here, only a relatively small number of those make the global impact they deserve so the burning question is, why?
It used to be job seekers who had to dust off their best outfits, and practice their firm, but friendly handshake. Now it’s your turn. If you’re a recruiter or hiring manager, you need to start that relationship off with a bang with an awesome candidate experience.
We’re hosting a small event - a Culture Bootcamp.You'll hear from three of NZ’s most experienced culture experts who’ll be sharing war stories and their hard-won tips and secrets. You’ll uncover out what great culture and values could look like in your unique business as well as learn practical tips for creating (and keeping!) a healthy one.
Building (and then describing) your company culture is hard. Scaling startup culture gets even harder. In this post, Kirsti Grant (Former VP of Talent at Vend), shares her thoughts on how it can be done.
Almost two weeks after #growthsprint, we’ve recovered enough to view the experience with some perspective. In the spirit of honestly sharing this whole techy startup adventure with the world, here are a few things we learned – and that we’d do differently next time.
Boring, tired, process-heavy — let’s face it. Traditional recruiting experiences just don’t make you attractive to the exciting talent. But admitting you have a problem is the first step to beating it. Here's why building a better recruitment process is vital to creating the culture you want.
Sebastian leaves Weirdly at the end of this week to begin his undergraduate study at Princeton University, where he plans to study computer science and finance. One day, he hopes to found his own startup. You can follow his adventures on Twitter as @sebthedev.
Betting on the perfect person being available when you finally decide you need to hire someone is super-risky. We reckon applying an "always be recruiting" strategy is the way to grow smarter and hire better.
Last week we intro'd you to the woopty line thing, now we're dropping the full noise analytics report on you. This thing is going to be a gold-mine of insights about how people are completing your quizzes, which ads or sourcing channels are sending you the best quality applicants, and when and where people are getting stuck.
Building a startup is an emotional rollercoaster - especially at 2am. That's why getting awesome feedback about our candidate experience from real-life job applicants feels like Vin Diesel hitting that boost button.
Taking an exhibition booth at an industry conference is an awesome way to hit new prospective clients, but when you're a new startup with a small budget, it can be tricky to stand out. Here are some things we tried, some stuff to avoid and the best tricks we found for next time you're exhibiting.
We recently announced we were working on a series of integrations to help Weirdly sit more comfortably in your recruitment process. Integration #1 is now live! You can now launch your quiz and post it directly to TradeMe Jobs job-board with one click.
We know that a culture of celebration makes for happier teams. We also know happier teams are heaps more productive. So how can we all build this kind of celebratory, productive culture? Here are 5 ways we're doing it (and 4 arguments for why it's important!).
Keen to get your hands on Weirdly and test whether it'll work in your business? Kinda pressed for time though and not sure how to start setting up your own quiz? We're offering a limited time consulting hour: Helping you define your organisational culture and design a quiz that'll highlight the right applicants.
Making massive impact is really, really easy if you’ve got heaps of money to throw at your sourcing – carpet the job-boards, use video game characters to attract targets, create clever viral video campaigns with one of the world’s top ad agencies.
So you’ve set up your Weirdly quiz, it’s bursting with your unique brand personality and you’re ready for your next employee superstar to come whizzing through the virtual door.
Before Weirdly can work, those great candidates have to find you. That means, spreading your quiz link far and wide.
We get asked heaps about workplace diversity.
“If you’re qualifying all candidates against an ‘ideal match’, don’t you end up recruiting a company of homogenous drones that’ll destroy your carefully crafted diversity programme in their tidal wave of sameness?”
Founding a tech start-up is insanely exciting and at times, completely terrifying.
The speed, oh man. The speed things are moving is mental but you’re somehow still constantly anxious about everything taking too long.
We see great, weird questions popping up everyday by people using our system.
One of these days we might be able to compile a few of these into our own list that you guys can use to inspire yourselves - no matter what side of the interview desk you're sitting.
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Candidate, an app that works the same way as popular match-making app Tinder, will aim to inform young people about politics and encourage them to participate in the upcoming election.
Weirdly builds the best candidate experiences in the world, for the biggest brands on earth. We deliver huge efficiencies for global recruiters through better soft skills screening early in the hiring process.