Hiring & Culture

Stories on the art and science of hiring and onboarding talent, as well as keeping people happy and engaged through great company culture

Becoming an Empowered Leader in a Virtual World, with Edith Harbaugh (LaunchDarkly) & Astasia Myers (Redpoint Ventures)

Edith Harbaugh (CEO & Co-founder of LaunchDarkly) & Astasia Myers (Investor at Redpoint Ventures) are this week’s guests on The SaaS Revolution Show. 76% of tech founders are now supportive of distributed work – a huge uplift from 56% before the pandemic. The challenge? Remote work requires a different leadership style. Gone are the days…

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How to Hire without Hurting, with Bridget Harris, YouCanBook.me

Bridget is the CEO & Co-founder of YouCanBook.me. She joins SaaStock’s Alexander Theuma on The SaaS Revolution Show, and shares her insights on hiring. Watch now, or listen to the audio-only version below: Listen now: When you finally get that hard-to-reach prospect on the phone, don’t waste the opportunity by booking a follow-up web conference….

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Fireside Chat and AMA on Scaling Sales Teams with Jonathan Anguelov, Aircall

Jonathan Anguelov is the co-founder & coo of Aircall. He joins Alex Theuma, Founder of SaaStock, on The SaaS Revolution Show to discuss one strategy he doubled down on when scaling his rocket-ship was employee specialisation and Sales Fordism. Watch now, or listen to the audio-only version below: Listen now:

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Fireside Chat and AMA on Company Culture with Nicolas Dessaigne, Algolia

Nicolas Dessaigne is the co-founder of Algolia. He joins Stephen Cummins, CEO at AppSelekt, on The SaaS Revolution Show to discuss raising seed and Series A funding, as well as how to seed world-class company culture. Watch now, or listen to the audio-only version below: Listen now:

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Five ways to avoid burnout as a SaaS founder

Being a first-time startup founder can be a lonely journey, especially if long-time friends and peers have taken a more conventional career path. And 2020 has been particularly demanding: in May 2020 Blind found that 73% of surveyed tech workers are burnt out, thanks to a combination of working longer hours, working from home, not…

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Four Steps to Attract, Identify and Hire A Players for your SaaS Startup

One of the biggest barriers to startup growth is hiring: “The Series A crunch may be tough but the talent crunch is brutal. I talk to high-growth startups every day and I keep hearing versions of “compared to recruiting, fundraising was easy”. Just like fundraising, it’s very competitive. It takes time, preparation and selling, and…

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Building a 10X Company Culture with Darren Chait, Hugo

Darren Chait leads growth and operations for Hugo, a connected meeting notes software company. He and the Hugo team are on a mission to reconnect the way we meet to the way we work. He co-authored the book 10X Culture, and joins Alex Theuma in this episode of The SaaS Revolution Show to talk about…

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Key Takeaways from SaaStock LatAm: Our Keynotes, Summarised

In his opening remarks to SaaStock LatAm Patrick Arippol, the Founder of Alexia Ventures, said that necessity is the mother of invention. Overall, that is the message I took away from SaaStock LatAm. This year we’ve fast-tracked into a new way of working, globally. This has opened companies up to new employees and new customers….

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Tackling Unconscious Bias in your Recruitment Process

When thinking about building a diverse and inclusive team, many companies are quick to classify it as a ‘pipeline problem’: you’re not getting enough diverse applicants, or the diverse applicants aren’t of the right quality. But is your hiring process actually contributing to this pipeline problem? Here are 8 small but extremely impactful ways you…

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MonYAY: Dismantling the myth of hustle culture with David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of Basecamp

This extra-special episode of The SaaS Revolution Show comes straight from the online stage at SaaStock Remote. David Heinemeier Hansson, founder of Basecamp and Hey.com, talks to Christoph Janz about hustle culture in SaaS. Watch the video of this episode, or choose the audio-only version below: “Rest is for the weak”, “Rise and grind”, “You’ll sleep…

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