Sid Lipsey

Posts by Sid Lipsey

  • Recruiter for One of the Top VC firms Shares Her Tips on Finding Talent for Startups

    August 1, 2016

    Finding talent is hard enough. Finding talent when you're a small startup that no one's ever heard of is even harder.  "The whole recruiting process introduces a lot of different challenges," says Tammy Han of First Round Capital, a seed-stage investment firm, which helped fund past startups like Uber, TaskRabbit, Warby Parker, Square, Looker, and Planet Labs....

  • In With the Old, In With the New: The Unique Recruiting Challenge the US Government is Facing

    July 12, 2016

    If you read the headlines, it would seem that retaining older workers is far from a high priority for many industries.  In a Business Insider article, a number of 50-plus tech workers talked about the rampant ageism they experienced (and sometimes doled out) once they hit 50. One admitted that when it was time to lay people off, he and fellow managers considered...

  • 5 Things Philz Coffee Does to Create a Memorable Candidate Experience

    June 29, 2016

    With a company mission to "better people's day," San Francisco-based Philz Coffee — which also has locations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — strives to make going out for coffee nothing less than a joyful and deeply personal experience. Baristas grind the beans for each cup right after you order. They’ll add the cream and sugar themselves to suit your...

  • How the City of San Francisco Competes with Silicon Valley ...

    June 21, 2016

    You're honest, hardworking, and stable. You don't have much money, but you can offer someone a comfortable and happy life if they...

  • Why Diversity = Winning for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic...

    June 16, 2016

    For U.S. athletes about to go to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the goal is to bring home as many medals as...

  • Why Giving Salary Ranges During Interviews is a Bad Idea

    June 13, 2016

    As a recruiter, you’re going to get the salary question from nearly every candidate you interview. And, for most recruiters, the best...