Why a pay increase isn't always the way to attract talent - and what else you can do instead.
Here at Pangaea, we know all too well that people want to reach the C-Suite in the Software industry for different reasons; for some it's pure ambition and others, they want to have a greater impact and make a difference in the World, leading from the top.
Now there's no doubt, automation will take a lot of the hack out of the sourcing process - matching CV's, matching profiles on job boards, social media etc. but don't forget, in the software industry, superior talent isn't active in the market. The real craft is in the influencing, in managing the process, handling counter offers, in finding 'unfindable' talent - that's where the human element is unmatchable.
When Junglemap met Oasis
The Ultimate Betrayal
Blackpool work, suicide awareness and mental health.
Whilst France is known worldwide for its wine, food and culture, it's never really been the country I'd immediately think of in relation to tech startups.
So, last night I came home to my kitchen looking like a scene from ‘Breaking Bad’…. my teenage daughter was making slime with Borax…it’s a big thing with the kids at the minute.
A CEO in the software industry based out of the US recently asked us for help in finding two VPs……one for EMEA and one for APAC.
I’d like to introduce you to Melissa Thompson, who was Executive Director, Global Talent Acquisition at Citrix for the past several years. In addition to sharing my maiden name, she shares my passion for finding good talent in the technology industry and also a wicked sense of humour…..we must be related….even if she is based in Texas.
So, I’ve just arrived back from a beautiful holiday in the Algarve.
I remember when I was hitting my software sales numbers early on in my enterprise sales career and beating some of my much older and more experienced peers, being told that to get the same company car everyone else had, I needed to be able to act older. My boss at the time said, "when you go into a meeting, you need to be able to act 27, not 22."
Do you remember the film Training Day? I watched it again at the weekend.
I have lost my voice. It’s not completely gone, I can make some noise. I sound a little bit like when the wind comes through the front door.....there are several tones to it all at once, it’s very frustrating!