Hiring for a startup

The days of clogging up email in-boxes with applicant documents and conversations about are over. Catch the Best allows you to streamline the hiring process resulting in great "fits" faster and easier while minimizing collaboration headaches.

Which would you rather do to find the best people for your startup?

Option 1: Post a job ad and get hundreds of résumés in your inbox. Look at each one, worrying about getting a virus from the attached Word doc, to find the ones that look interesting. Forward those to your teammates, so they, too, can deal with them in their inbox. Get feedback on candidates from your teammates, again in your inbox, burying the email you just got from Michael Arrington asking you for info about your startup for his upcoming blog post. Send emails to the promising candidates, then later try to remember which ones you liked and why, and which ones you contacted, and when. Finally, pick the candidates that you like the most, talk to and interview a few of them, and hire the best ones. And a few months from now when you need to hire another person for the same role, repeat this process.

Option 2: Post a job ad and get notified of job applicants via an RSS feed. You and your teammates all get access to the résumés as soon as they come in — look at them when you’re ready, rather than feeling like you have to do it right now to maintain Inbox Zero. Just like on Reddit, see at a glance which candidates are the best, according to the popular vote of your teammates. View a candidate’s résumé without downloading it, thanks to Google Docs preview. See every opinion about and interaction with a candidate on one page. Finally, pick the candidates that you like the most, talk to and interview a few of them, and hire the best ones. And a few months from now when you need to hire another person for the same role, go back to your applicant database, find the ones that were an almost-hire, and contact them before putting out a job ad again.

If Option 2 sounds good to you, then you should try Catch the Best now.... It will save you time when you are hiring and will help you get back to doing what you really want to be doing.