The European Startup Show

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My guest today is Michelle Milbourn. With over 20 years of executive search and recruitment experience, Michelle has successfully placed candidates in over 140 VC and private-equity-backed European headquartered companies. She shares her experience of what top companies get right in hiring and what they get wrong.

Show Notes

Show notes:

  • [2:35] - How has tech hiring been affected by covid and where are you seeing hiring picking up again?
  • [5:50] - What is a typical hiring process like? How do you find the right hire for a role?
  • [9:28] - When should founders be thinking of making the key commercial team hires?
  • [11:12] - What is the toughest role to fill today?
  • [13:23] - How do founders/CEO think of candidates with unconventional backgrounds and what is your view on it?
  • [15:09] - How do you motivate a candidate to join a startup?
  • [17:32] - How important is diversity and inclusion for startups?  What are you hearing differently today?
  • [20:04] - What are the differences in the hiring traits between the companies that are most successful and those that are less successful?
  • [25:46] - Why do I need a recruiting agency? Why can’t I just use Linkedin?  When do I need a recruiting agency?
  • [29:38] - What should founders and CEOs know about finding the right recruiting firm?
  • [31:57] - How are recruiting agencies compensated?

What is The European Startup Show?

To inspire technology entrepreneurs in Europe with stories and practical strategies from other successful entrepreneurs.

If you are a CEO, founder, or work in sales or marketing, and your company is based in Europe or is looking to expand into Europe, then this podcast is for you.