How HubSpot's Recruitment Team Aims to Use Greenhouse to Mitigate Interview Bias

Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are major points of growth for most businesses right now, and for good reason — diverse teams can help companies increase revenue by 19% and enable companies to outperform industry norms by 35%. In the tech industry, we’re seeing a particularly strong focus on diversity and inclusion, particularly since both women and people of color are largely underrepresented in the tech space. However, making a meaningful impact isn’t easy — it requires taking a microscope to a business’s embedded culture and structure and being open to some major changes. As recruiters at HubSpot, we tend to be on the “front line” for bringing in remarkable talent. So, in 2019, we knew we needed to step up our game when it came to ensuring our recruitment process was fair, consistent, and inclusive of a truly diverse candidate pool. If you’re a recruiter, you know that recruiting is both art and science. So enabling our teams through technology to decrease the opportunity for bias was critical for creating scalable solutions. Ultimately, we needed[…]

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9 of the Best Professional Bio Examples We've Ever Seen [+ Bio Templates]

Is your professional bio as good as it can be? In this article, we have nine real bio examples you should definitely compare yours to — and a series of free bio templates you can use to perfect it. Most people don’t think about their professional bio until they’re suddenly asked to “shoot one over via email,” and have approximately one afternoon to come up with it. That’s when we scramble, and our bio ends up reading like this: Rodney Erickson is a content marketing professional at HubSpot, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Previously, Rodney worked as a marketing manager for a tech software startup. He graduated with honors from Columbia University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.” Woof, that was dull. Are you still with me? I swear, not even adding a tidbit about his cats would liven that bio up. To be fair, in certain contexts, your professional bio does need to be more formal, like Mr. Erickson’s[…]

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5 of the Most Damaging Growing Pains a New Business Can Face

Growing pains can happen in a small business because it takes time for a new company to find its way as it navigates through choppy waters. Some growing pains are more common than others which we often discuss during our free webinar training, so it’s important to know what can derail a company’s progress. Companies are the master of their destiny, but it’s still common to get stuck in the weeds. While having their eyes on the prize problems are still bound to arise. To prevent issues from threatening a profitable business in the making, take a moment to consider how these 5 ways can hurt a newly growing brand. Lack of direction The Balance Small Business discusses how a business can often experience a lack of direction, especially when they’re first starting. Recognizing that and figuring out a way to focus on building a business is a growing pain that must be overcome. This is closely related to the issue of employees constantly putting out fires, and the solution, again, is strategic planning that[…]

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