In this episode, Alan Walker speaks with Liz Dowling about hiring in a hyper-growth start-up.

In this episode, Alan Walker speaks with Liz Dowling about hiring in a hyper-growth start-up.

They talked about:

  • What defines a “hyper-growth” start-up and the challenges recruiters face in these type of businesses
  • How understanding the company’s strategy, vision and roadmap is the first step towards moving from being reactive to proactive
  • Successful TA teams building out a hiring roadmap that aligns to the business’ commercials
  • TA people needing to be able to challenge, ask questions and understand the plans of the business
  • Questions to ask the business e.g. “Where are we going?”, “Why are we going there?” and “What do you need?”
  • Why recruiters need to feed the business with intel – including talent market data and dashboards on how the recruitment team is performing
  • Educating the business as being essential, so they understand the commercial impact of TA being resourced appropriately
  • The fact that confidence is key, as is quickly earning the respect of hiring managers
  • How getting the basics in place – process, rules of engagement etc – is as important in these businesses as it is in large corporates
  • Why creating a “recruiting culture” across the business will solve many challenges
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