a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Hiring is Hard — Here’s How to Do it Right

Caroline Horn and Matt Oberhardt

Posted May 21, 2015

LinkedIn may seem like a gift both for job seekers and hirers, but it’s not enough. When (and how) should your company develop a process to attract — and close — the best people? In this segment of the a16z Podcast, Caroline Horn and Matt Oberhardt from a16z’s Executive Talent team break down the steps of a great hiring process: best timing; how to launch a search; when a CEO should and shouldn’t exercise their veto power; and when to turn to outside recruiting help.

The goal is not only to make your hiring process more efficient, but to make your company more attractive to the best people. “Before LinkedIn and other social networks, access to candidates wasn’t ubiquitous, which it is now. That’s not the game anymore.” Here’s how to play that game now.