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From NDA to LOI: What really happens when your startup is being acquired?

While IPOs may get more headlines, a well-timed, well-planned acquisition can mean even larger opportunities for you, your team and the technologies...

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Getting acquired is a legitimate strategy for building your business

While the IPO is characterized as the pinnacle for venture-backed startups, far more companies see successful exits via an M&A process than by...

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Growth cheat code: Use fractional hiring to stay on plan when cutting costs

The coming years will see a contractor-first strategy become even more prevalent, and small companies will have an opportunity to employ this...

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15Five, a pioneer in talent management HR tech, raises $52M to boost its own performance

15Five — an early mover in the world of building technology to help motivate teams, and to improve performance management for execs overseeing...

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Personio nabs $200M at a $8.5B valuation as its HR for small businesses hits the big time

Personio — a startup out of Munich, Germany that styles itself as a Workday and ServiceNow focused on the small and medium businesses of the...

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TestGorilla scores $70M for skills tests aiming to replace the recruitment resume dump

Sending in a resume is the main way a person hope to get noticed for a job. But a startup out of Amsterdam called TestGorilla is today announcing $70...

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Hiring top startup talent on a budget during the Great Resignation

Greylock Partner Glen Evans: “I'm not saying you should overpay or anything like that, but you've got to invest in the earliest hires.“

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Ravio is bringing real-time data to the talent fight

UK-based Ravio reckons real-time data is the best way to arm businesses to win the global talent war. Its new-to-market compensation benchmarking...

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Using asynchronous video interviews to improve startup recruiting

Asynchronous video interviews (AVI), or recorded video responses, are one alternative companies are using to shortlist candidates while saving on...

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Apploi raises $25M to address the healthcare hiring crunch

Apploi, which is developing a platform to help organizations hire healthcare workers, has raised $25 million in venture capital.

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Staffbase raises $115M at a $1.1B valuation to help internal comms teams get their message across

The Covid-19 pandemic, with its by-product of social distancing to help reduce the spread of infection, led to many organizations working in a far...

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Circular.io is putting a referral spin on tech recruitment

Demand for talent continues to make tech recruitment a hotbed of startup activity. To wit: Madrid-based startup Circular.io which is now expanding...

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Emi’s technology makes hiring frontline workers faster

The technology automates communication between global enterprises and candidates using a conversational interface.

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Zavvy wants to modernize employee enablement

Employee enablement may not immediately strike you as the most exciting of topics, but giving your new employees tools for onboarding, training and...

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Quan raises $1.15M from YC to tackle post-pandemic employee burnout

With post-pandemic burnout on the rise, the shift to remote working, and the “Great Resignation” now passing into the lexicon, companies...

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Hard cash and soft skills: How to successfully manage an acquisition

We're examining how good acquisitions work in a two-part series. For the first part, we spoke to executives from 3 companies to get their take...

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Nigeria’s SeamlessHR raises $10M to expand HR and payroll solutions across Africa

Africa’s appetite for cloud computing software continues to increase as connectivity and bandwidth opportunities push boundaries. Per reports, the...

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How to upgrade your DEI metrics to influence change

Let’s make 2022 not only a year when we measure diversity outcomes — let’s actually advance them.

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Use radical objectivity to create and retain an inclusive workforce

James Nash Contributor Share on Twitter James Nash is CEO and founder of inbeta, a tech-enabled talent specialist using data, social listening and...

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Don’t let new hybrid workplaces keep the old systemic racism

While I’m the first to say the National Urban League and many of my colleagues in the field are doing great work, too many companies are relying on...

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The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education

While both LinkedIn and Y Combinator are still going strong, a new crop of companies are looking to fill the gap via structured online experiences...

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As human capital grows scarce, flexible compensation can help attract and retain talent

Employees don't leave or stay because of their pay, but an opaque model for allocating compensation exacerbates feelings of disconnection and...

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4 common DEIB mistakes startups can avoid

These four common mistakes are not just bad for underrepresented employees — they’re bad for all of your current and future employees, which...

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Why DEI programs are failing

Before diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives will have a long-lasting impact on corporate structures, businesses must reprioritize their DEI...

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Neurodiversity in technology: Are businesses missing out on key talent?

Neurodiversity presents a huge opportunity for leaders to bring in unique talent with different skill sets to drive progress in the tech industry.

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4 ways to make DEI a key component of customer service and culture

Truly effective customer service is rooted in empathy, because it’s people who reach other people.

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HR platform Hibob raises $150M at a $1.65B valuation

On the heels of Personio raising a big round yesterday, one of its competitors and another big startup in the area of HR has also picked up some...

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Karat raises $110M on a $1.1B valuation to grow its technical interviewing-as-a-service platform

In the global race for technical talent, companies are on the hunt for ways to speed up and scale the hiring process to snap up the best candidates...

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