Collective is a French startup building a SaaS-enabled marketplace to enable freelancers to team up and work together on the same project.
They are redefining what it means to work as a freelancer in development, product design, digital marketing, data strategy and more.
Founded in 2021, they raised an $8 million seed round led by Blossom Capital, and grew their team from the 3 founders to 25 people.
Collective's tech team focuses on quality and standards. The team is mostly formed of Fullstack engineers, along with developers focused on Frontend and DevOps.
Hiring requires a lot of time, effort and having a strong network, especially when looking for senior talent. Paul Vidal, the co-founder and CTO of Collective is in charge of growing the company's tech team.
After discussing Collective's requirements, the types of software engineers they’re looking for and agreeing on the terms, our talent managers started doing their magic.
Being at the start of their journey, the team at Collective was looking for senior software engineers capable of moving the product vision forward and building a strong foundation as the team expanded.
- Building employer branding - company page, company spotlight interview;
- 2 dedicated email campaigns;
- Open roles distributed across our social media channels (200k+ reach) and affiliate network;
- Active sourcing on Linkedin, GitHub, etc.;
- Constant and direct communication via Slack.
Being an engineer himself, he tried the DIY method at first, only to quickly discover that it is incredibly hard to build a quality pipeline, especially when you’re a team of one. Paul quickly found himself spending all of his time recruiting, which got really challenging, especially in a startup where there are so many things to juggle already.
“It’s also a question of multiplying your forces” says Paul. When he was sourcing, it was just him searching for people on Linkedin, which was taking a lot of time and not bringing consistent results.
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