9 Tricks to build your Talent Acquisition function

Some practical pieces of advice for scaling your team after raising a Seed round.

Maddy Cross
Feb 19 · 16 min read

Introduction

1. Plan to hire, don’t hire to plan.

2. Hire some help

3. Write job descriptions

If you don’t have a job description, don’t start hiring.

4. Set a high bar

5. Get an Applicant Tracking System (a.k.a ATS)

6. Put in an interview process

Can they do the job?

Will they do the job?

Do we want them to do the job?

7. Take references

8. Be closing, always

9. Plan compensation

In summary…

Point Nine Land

Thoughts about SaaS, B2B marketplaces, venture capital, and occasional sneak peeks into P9’s kitchen

Point Nine Land

P9 is an early-stage VC focused on B2B SaaS and marketplaces. Point Nine Land is where the P9 team (and sometimes members of the wider P9 Family) share their thoughts on SaaS, marketplaces, startups, VC, and more.

Maddy Cross

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VC talent, and startup team building advice.

Point Nine Land

P9 is an early-stage VC focused on B2B SaaS and marketplaces. Point Nine Land is where the P9 team (and sometimes members of the wider P9 Family) share their thoughts on SaaS, marketplaces, startups, VC, and more.

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