You can probably tell from my voice in this interview, that I am really excited about this company, Plum. I have a fair amount of experience with assessments for selection and Plum is really shaking up this older industry. What’s even more fascinating about what they are doing is that they are led by a Co-founding CEO who really understands herself, her skills, her strengths, and her limitations in a way that I rarely see. But, then again, she is the CEO of an assessment company. 🙂 So, I highly recommend you listen very carefully to Plum’s value proposition, Caitlin’s knowledgable insights about hiring, and how she has conquered being “too agreeable.” You’ll also hear her say:
Amit Chauhan is the definition of determination and persistence. He Co-founded Recroup which, after a few pivots, created an innovative way to get job postings in front of valuable passive candidates. His company is growing because he is solving a persistent problem for many organizations – passive candidates just don’t browse job boards. He’s also a very self-aware CEO who is eloquent about his strengths and blind spots. Here’s what you will learn from this inspired CEO:
1. The importance of Founding CEOs realizing they can no longer solely focus their time on the product
2. Overcoming the fear of bad feedback
3. How to balance your leadership team with the hiring others that have skills in areas the current team lacks
4. Navigating the challenges of cash flow Continue reading →
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Raj Sheth is helping us celebrate Babson College on the podcast this week. Raj is a proud graduate of Babson College and he credits his experiences at Babson for some of his success at being the CEO & Co-founder of Recruiterbox. He and his company are celebrating their 1,000 customer milestone…which is huge, to be sure. He readily admits that hiring was a weakness of his. Yet, he and his colleagues have spent considerable time overcoming and now mastering this important area. But, even more importantly, Raj shares some incredible insights about how he and his team have really thought through the use of outside money versus bootstrapping the growth of Recruiterbox. What he says about the path he and his team chose and what they may have to do in the future are serious considerations for any Founder & CEO focusing on growth.