What We Learned From Sponsoring SourceCon

We're back from Redmond after sponsoring our first industry conference, SourceCon. This was the first industry event we have ever attended and by far the largest marketing expense we've had in our history. To recap, HiringSolved is growing fast. We started this year with a major pivot that left over 10,000 lines of code on the cutting-room floor and refocused all our efforts on building the best social sourcing tool...

Like Daft Punk, We’ve Been Up Many Long Nights To Get Lucky

We at HiringSolved are feeling lucky. Good things are happening. Most recently, we have been fortunate enough to be a Platinum sponsor at the upcoming SourceCon in Seattle on Oct 2nd and 3rd. I say it’s been great fortune because we can afford it, and because we have an amazing sourcing tool we think the SourceCon audience will love. By the way, for those attending or planning to attend, get...

Goodbye Big Data — mdadm: No recognizable superblock

Short version for googlers: if your md devices disappear and mdadm claims to find no superblock, try this: sudo mdadm --examine --scan --config=mdadm.conf >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf As a bootstrapped Big Data startup, we have had to get pretty creative in our approach to our crawler infrastructure. Hence, lots of cheap disks and some software raid via mdadm. We have also been creative in managing our infrastructure, using my rusty old SA...

An Intern’s take on HiringSolved

When most people think about the idea of an internship, they think of making coffee or running errands-basically starting at the bottom. What separates an internship at a start-up company versus an internship at a big company is the responsibility yet flexibility that you’re given. As a sophomore in college with a plethora of ideas about what I want to do in my future, this internship at HiringSolved has been...

An Intern’s Take on Gangplank

There is only one way to describe the atmosphere at Gangplank: relaxed and supportive. Casual Fridays are any day that ends in "y"; jokes are told both at the water cooler and across the office; a pirate flag is hung proudly in the office; and a Micheal Jackson song is played every Thursday at two o’clock. This is not the cubicle nightmare you hear about.   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="474"]...

“Big Data: Buzz Word or Big Deal?” a SlideShare

Is "big data" just a buzz word? As part of our overall effort to socialize i.e. develop a presence on social media. One of our up and coming superstar interns, Brandon Bett, has researched a topic I'm sure you'll enjoy. A look at Big Data over time and its applications to talent acquisition in the present. Big data is a big deal, and will continue to be. Brandon takes a...

Onward! Why We Don’t Support Internet Explorer 8

We're sorry IE8 users, we really do want to work with you... Full disclosure: HiringSolved does not work with IE8 and it never will. This sucks, we know. We have customers who are stuck on XP and IE8 and can't easily use our product because of it. That's painful and makes us sad. But this is not an accident; it's a careful design decision. It seems crazy... IE8 was released...

2013: A Sourcing Odyssey

What if humans were to function more like computers, and computers functioned more like the intelligent, intuitive beings that we're thought to be? Questions like this have been posed from time to time. Perhaps no more dramatically than in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” This cinematic gem is of course fictional, but certainly a social commentary of sorts. And, far, far ahead of it’s time.  The plot:...

Big Data’s Big Implications on Talent Sourcing

It’s not been talked about for that long, but long enough to have some serious discussions in boardrooms and some blogs written about it. Big data in HR. Huh, what? For those new to the term big data – it generally refers to a collection of data sets that are so large and complex that it normally can’t be managed by the usual database management and data processing apps. Big...

HiringSolved Racing with the Machine

I have to admit. I’m a TED junkie. It’s a goal of mine to give a TED talk one day. For now, I’ll have to stick with local Toastmaster’s groups. As part of my addiction, I came across the hotness that is this TED talk by Erik Brynjolfsson, the Schussel Family Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business,...

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