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Lunchcruit, The changing mindset of building a team
by Startacus Admin
Here at Startacus we are no strangers to this simple fact; the mindset and culture of starting, sustaining, and building a business is changing dramatically. The days of the rigidly corporate company, hell-bent on uber-professionalism are waning, replaced with a more fluid, receptive, and adaptive style of doing things; a style that reflects the world of 2015, rather than fights against it.
One of the respects in which this shift is most perceptible, is the hiring of staff. Forward thinking, progressive companies have begun to take a leaf out of the Startups' book, de-formalising their ‘recruitment processes’ in order to attract the most creative and talented staff, and also set a precedent for the working culture they would like to establish.
This change in agenda has of course created vast opportunities for enterprising folks to disrupt the recruitment market.
They simply match job hunters with tech companies that are hiring and arrange an informal, casual, no-strings-attached lunch, which will allow them to get acquainted with one another. It is a matching platform that sucks the intimidation and ‘corporate culture’ out of recruiting staff, and replaces it with a laid back, mutually respectful, and enjoyable experience.
There is no expectation of anything materialising from the lunch; the platform simply creates the opportunity for a relationship to develop should all the right factors come together; in that respect you might say it’s like the Match.com of the recruitment platforms!
The system plays to the notion of ‘organic relationship development’ which has become very topical in recent years and is a cornerstone of the ‘Startup Culture’ which has exploded in many parts of the world. At the moment, they are operating solely within North America (San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Austin, Boston, and Los Angeles) but we reckon this is an idea that would translate very well to other countries; especially the UK and Ireland, which have such rapidly expanding tech / digital industries.
Well done to the guys at Lunchcruit and fingers crossed it’s not too long before we see them over on this side of the pond!
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