Startup entrepreneurs have to make the most of widely available public resources to compensate for their limited recruiting resources. Some of the best resources are focused on recruiting certain specific types of talent. For example, Venturestorm focuses on software developers, and Angellist is a source of investors. Gravity Forms and Zoho help with the nuts-and-bolts of the process. However, some of the most valuable tools are one everyone knows about – using LinkedIn and personal networking to find the right people for the right job.
- VentureStorm exists with the sole purpose of connecting entrepreneurs with developers who definitely want to be employed by startups.
- A subscription to Linked In Recruiter allows entrepreneurs to constantly monitor the market for possible new hires.
- At $25 per month, Zoho Recruit is an affordable way for entrepreneurs to get the feel of an applicant tracking systems.
“More often than not, entrepreneurs have to own recruiting and hiring themselves – on top of everything else they’re already doing.”