Impact Hiring: 3 Things to Consider When Prioritizing Diversity

As an outbound recruiting company, we at Dover are often asked to focus a search on diversity. Sometimes this is because a mostly-male startup is looking for its first female engineering hire, or that a leadership team has looked around and realized that there aren't enough (or any!) underrepresented minorities…

Introducing: Diversity Audit for your Job Postings

The team at Dover has been very excited to see the increase in diversity & inclusion initiatives this year, especially when it comes to hiring. We've built out many features in our products that aim to increase diversity in our client's recruiting pipelines, and we're pleased to offer some of…

Masterclass in Remote Hiring: A conversation with Kevin Pursel

In the age of COVID, everyone needs to get good at hiring remotely — fast. Dover sat down via video with Kevin Pursel, the former Head of Recruiting at GitLab (the famously fully remote open-source company), and current Head of Recruiting at States Title, to discuss remote hiring best practices and…

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Founders Make in Outbound Recruiting

Recruiting may be the most important job of any founder. It’s also the skill that, as a founder, you’re least likely to have when you’re starting a company. That’s not your fault—not many people who start companies come from a recruiting background. But ignorance of…

What Founders Should Know About Hiring During a Market Downturn

As a founder, your instinct during any time of uncertainty is often to freeze hiring. Right now, with the effects of COVID-19 rippling through the economy, that’s what a lot of companies are doing. But while the virus’s second- and third-order effects will be challenging for almost every…

One Soft Landing: hire people who were recently laid off

Many companies are doing layoffs right now. Dover is compiling a comprehensive list of companies and people affected, so that each of them can quickly find a new opportunity. onesoftlanding.com If you have a spreadsheet of people that recently went through a layoff, message me or submit it directly…

Use this LinkedIn hack to 10x conversions on your intro requests

People often ask me for introductions, whether it’s hiring managers asking for candidate referrals, other startup founders asking for intros to investors, or my portfolio companies asking for intros to prospective customers. Here’s a request from an investor update I got recently: If you want to help: We’…