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.

One of our favorite calls to make here at Core Ventures is the 90-day check-in. At 90 days we have a handful of solid placements, we’ve hit a rhythm on the sourcing front, and we have a handle on the type of candidate our client wants. Being on retainer, at this point if things are going well with no sign of slowing down, we know that this will likely be a longer-term engagement. Perfect. This is the call where we get a pulse on their hiring strategy for the next few quarters. Sure, we’re neck-deep in their urgent needs list, but anytime we can get a glimpse of what’s coming we’re better for it.