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'Hiring Hacks': Finding top talent without a dedicated recruiting function


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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'Hiring Hacks':  Finding top talent without a dedicated recruiting function.

May 28, 2013

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Runway -- Level 4, 1355 Market St, San Francisco 94103

Hosted by: LinkedIn, RecruitLoop.

In startups and smaller companies, recruiting is just one of many hats you wear. Attracting and retaining top talent is critical for your growth and survival. But the responsibility often falls on the founders and senior managers, without the support of a dedicated recruiting function.

So what’s the best way to find top talent, when faced with this challenge in your growing company? Where can you source the best candidates? How should you approach interviews and selection? What tools and internal process will keep your candidates engaged? When should you think about professional support?

If you’ve faced these challenges, and want to connect with peers who’ll be sharing their stories, this event is for you. Join us at Runway on May 28 as we bring together founders and talent managers from leading tech companies, for an expert panel to share unbiased stories and ‘hiring hacks’ for smaller companies.

Learn from people who’ve done it before, as we discuss:

  • How founders and small teams can build ‘recruiting’ activities into their weekly rhythm
  • Sourcing hacks: Identifying top prospects without a top-shelf budget
  • Building best-practice hiring processes with free and cheap tools
  • Engaging professional support that doesn’t burn all your runway
  • Winning the employer proposition against your larger competitors.

This event is for founders, HR and Operations managers, and anyone else involved in 'the trenches' of the hiring process for startups and growing SMBs.

You’ll hear hiring hacks from a panel with a range of perspectives, including:


Katie Hughes ProfileKatie Hughes, Head of Talent - DFJ.

Katie leads the talent team at DFJ, a global venture fund. She works with the founders and executives at DFJ's portfolio companies on recruiting and retaining talent in a fiercely competitive market. Her toolkit includes well-respected recruiters, HR leaders, and innovative technologies. Prior to joining DFJ she helped build Betts Recruiting, an SF-based contingency recruiting firm specializing in building inside sales and marketing teams for start-ups. In the 3 years she was there, they grew from two to 35 employees and over $4M in revenue.

Jeff Miller profileJeff Miller, Founder/CEO - Wheelz.

Jeff is Founder and CEO of Wheelz, a peer-to-peer car sharing platform that was recently acquired by Rideshare. Jeff grew the team at Wheelz to over 30 people, working closely with contract recruiters throughout this time. Previously he worked at Better Place, and earnt his MBA (Stanford) and MPA (Harvard).

Dino LamelaDino Lamela - Lead Sales Recruiter at Box. 

Dino leads sales recruiting at Box, after 2 years with Yammer. In both roles he has managed rapid growth in early sales teams, along with global divisions across 3 continents. He was actively involved in developing the internal recruiting practices needed to drive such rapid growth.

Christine Eckhaus ProfileChristine Eckhaus - Founder/CEO, Greenstreak Consulting.

Christine is consultant who specializes in developing progessive HR and talent management strategies for rapidly growing companies. She works with the leadership of high-growth startups in making key executive hires; and setting up tools and processes for ongoing hiring, equipping them to be self-sufficient in future growth.


'Hiring Hacks' focus on tips and tricks for startups and SMBs to attract and retain top talent, without blowing the bank. The event is co-hosted by LinkedIn and RecruitLoop.

Hosted by...


LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network, with 200 million members in 200 countries and territories around the globe. Our mission is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful.



RecruitLoop is a curated marketplace for recruitment services, with independent recruiters available on-demand. Employers engage an expert recruiter for any part of the hiring process, and only pay for the support they need. We help companies of all sizes access immediate hiring support, at 80% lower cost than recruitment agencies.


6:00 - 6:30 Drinks and networking

6:30 - 7:30 Panel Discussion

7:30 - 7:45 Q&A

7:45 - 8:00 Drinks and networking

Have questions about 'Hiring Hacks': Finding top talent without a dedicated recruiting function? Contact RecruitLoop
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1355 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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RecruitLoop is a marketplace for recruiting services, with a curated network of independent recruiters who work on an hourly basis.

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