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Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews.
  • 3 mobile recruitment challenges you need to solve right now

    Between home, work and evenings out on the town, people are seldom without their cell, tablet or other mobile devices. We live in a digital world, so it’s important to implement widely used technology into your recruitment process in order to attract more candidates. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, 89% of job seekers are likely to use their mobile device during their job search in the next year. That’s up seven percentage points from less than a year ago. With nine in 10 job seekers using mobile devices during their job search, it’s no...

  • Is video interviewing actually good for your startup’s diversity?

    You may have heard about the recent Dunkin’ Donuts discrimination scandal, where a man was denied employment because his religion requires him to take certain times off. Or last month’s Food Lion case where a change in position interfered with a worker’s religious schedule. No, it’s not 1941 or even the year of discrimination, but discriminatory practices in employment and hiring are still a problem. Read more on Ventureburn.var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • 6 qualities every great virtual employee has in common

    Hiring a virtual worker isn’t exactly the same as hiring someone who will show up in your office everyday. Top notch virtual employees will need different personality attributes and skill sets in order to thrive and grow within your company. The virtual workforce is expanding thanks to advances in new technology from cloud computing to video interviewing. Currently, 34-million American employees telecommute at least part time, and this number is expected to grow to encompass 63 million workers by 2016. You can’t exactly afford to be left behind the curve, especially with studies from Stanford University discovering a company...

  • 3 tried and tested ways to hire great work-from-home employees for your startup

    With technology making it easier for startups to go virtual and decrease overheads, many entrepreneurs are opting to have their teams telecommute. A recent study by Stanford University found a company can save approximately US$2 000 per employee just by allowing them to work from home. For startup companies without deep pockets, running a virtual team can be a great way to keep overhead low while the company grows. Still, virtual workers can present challenges in the hiring process, especially when it comes to finding the best people. You need someone who is not only right for your startup, but...