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Category: Recruiting Tips

3 Steps to the Perfect Job Description

Vetting is central to the hiring process in any industry. Only by evaluating candidates in a systematic way is it possible to identify the right candidate for the job. But when exactly does the vetting process begin? Conventional wisdom suggests that vetting starts after receiving a critical mass of applications for the position. To hire with maximum velocity, however, it’s critical to b...

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Category: Recruiting Tips

Paving a De-Risked Road to Ed Tech Talent: Retained vs Contingent Fee Search

Ed Tech leaders looking to enlist the assistance of an executive search firm face the choice between two basic options for structuring this relationship: Retained Executive Search: In this model, the client pays an upfront fee for an end-to-end consultative relationship covering every phase of the hiring process, including strategy, sourcing, evaluation, and final selection, hiring, and ...

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Demystifying Equity in Ed Tech Hiring: A Practical Guide

Equity plays a central role in management-level compensation for Ed Tech startups. Granting equity stakes to startup-stage talent not only helps defray the present cash cost of compensation but ideally helps align the long-term incentives of the employee and employer. This article presents a focused overview of equity (a term that can accurately be used interchangeably with “stock”) in E...

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Category: Recruiting Tips

Top Talent Needed: 5 Steps to Identify Star Candidates in the 21st Century

It’s no secret that Ed Tech is booming. Investments reached a historic high in 2015, rocketing through a massive $6 billion industry threshold. In applying technological solutions to learning, Ed Tech breaks new ground and offers tremendous new opportunities. But with new opportunities come new challenges. Money alone will not solve these challenges. Neither will strategy, no matter how ...

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