What happens in Paris…

What happens in Paris…

Before Unleash even started… Unleash asked me to be a judge and evaluate the 30 submissions for the startup competition. All participants shared a short video and a link to their website. Some of them I knew, most of them I didn’t. I was asked to judge them on several aspects, like technology, functionality, applicability…

Off a cliff…

Off a cliff…

HR Tech Funding fell off a cliff this summer I already gave you some hints about the direction of funding rounds, when I noticed that the outlook wasn’t pretty. After two years of sheer unlimited funding rounds, investors tightened their purse strings, and the money dried up. That was most evident in July, when company…

Fresh Eyes
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Fresh Eyes

I just came home from my vacation: I took my nephew on a graduation trip, – although two years later because of the pandemic – and he chose New York. This was his first time in North America. I’ve been to New York many times, and didn’t expect it to be a new experience. But…

I Wrote a Book!

I Wrote a Book!

What do supermarkets workers in Ireland, health care workers in California and Canada and retail employees in England have in common? Unfortunately, they all experienced errors in their payslips this year because their companies switched to a new payroll. And it wasn’t pretty: many employees were unable to pay their bills. And that leads to…

Remote or not?

Remote or not?

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of keynoting the Landing.Jobs conference in Lisbon. As I was preparing my slides for the Tech Hiring Community, the news broke that the Dutch labor market now has 133 vacancies for every 100 unemployed people. In other words, even if we perfectly matched everyone, we would still…