Entries by Amy Williams

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IS YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION REPELLING HALF THE APPLICANT POOL?

In recruiting, we know that casting the right bait in the right locations is key to attracting top talent. Whether we are vetting incoming candidates or actively sourcing passive ones, everyone eventually comes into contact with the proposed job description, and this makes all the difference.

Job descriptions are a kind of necessary evil. Writing them is universally despised, but it’s also the only way to concisely explain what you need and who you are looking for. In today’s competitive, equity-focused talent market, employers cannot afford to make a mistake. Too often, we write unconsciously gender-biased descriptions and lose good people along the way. Businesses must gain a new level of awareness and write in a way that appeals to both men and women.

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GOALS OR JUST DREAMS?

At the start of 2021, the Core Ventures team sat down and discussed ambitious plans, likely growth, and exciting opportunities for the coming year. Yet amidst all this dreaming, we could clearly see the gaps in our processes and the holes in our business that needed to be filled before we could actualize any of the things we wanted to do.

We were haunted by the common adage that goals without plans or action are merely dreams, and as an organization we made a hearty commitment to not succumb to this common pitfall.