AlleyWatch - 5 Pro Tips for Onboarding Leaders: The Close is Just the Beginning

You've managed to narrow down the talent pool to that one person who's the perfect fit, and--even better--they've accepted the job. But closing on a deal like this is just the beginning: These early onboarding stages are just as critical as the rest of the hiring processes. Luckily, Rivi Partner Sam Wholley has got you covered with five pro tips to help you successfully onboard leaders.

(AlleyWatch) - 5 Pro Tips for Onboarding Leaders: The Close is Just the Beginning

So you’ve snagged yourself a top-notch leader–nice work! However, just because you’ve closed a deal with your dream VP or C-Level executive doesn’t mean you can rest on your laurels. Once the contract is signed, it’s more important than ever to make them feel welcome. Here’s a step-by-step guide to make sure that once you’ve hooked ‘em, they’ll stay on the line.

#1: Over communicate

As soon as he’s accepted, give him an email address immediately. Even if he hasn’t officially started, you want him to feel like he is already part of the team. We recently had a client relocate a person to California for a new position. The company sent a video welcoming him and a basket of California-specific food items and company swag; things like this will help the new person feel like a part of the family. He should have met with many of the people reporting to him by now–have those people send him an email as well, welcoming him to the team.

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Alley Watch - 4 Red Flags for Interviewers to Watch For During Tech Interviews and How to Spot Them

When it comes to the tech talent market, competition is fierce. So much so that you may be easily wooed when a resume packed full of great-sounding credentials comes across your desk. But it's important to remember that even someone with what appears to be the best qualifications for the job may not be the best fit for you or your company. Once you sit down to interview someone, make sure to look out for red flags. Technical Recruiter Aaron Ho has laid out four big ones (and how to spot them).

(Alley Watch) - 4 Red Flags for Interviewers to Watch For During Tech Interviews and How to Spot Them

Hiring in the tech space is tough enough, and with the ever-growing demand for talented tech workers, it’s tempting to snatch up anyone with a great resume. But just because someone has a stellar list of credentials doesn’t mean they’re the right fit for your company. There are some red flags to look for in any interview that can indicate whether the person sitting in front of you is going to work well in the role.

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