Our CEO and founder Andrew Filev has just returned from Web Summit 2015 hosted in Dublin, Ireland. It was a super-energetic and frenetic gathering of 40,000+ people, including inspiring tech leaders and speakers from around the globe.
What Wrike Shared at Web Summit 2015
During a lively discussion at the fully packed Startup University Stage with Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel and Fast Company contributor Ross Kingsland, Andrew spoke on hiring for startups and what’s working for today’s companies.
Andrew shared insights into hiring in a very competitive environment where small startups must compete against tech giants like Facebook and Google for talent. His main piece of advice for startups: "Find what makes your company a unique and compelling proposition, and compete on that." You may not be able outcompete Google with Google-like offerings (those snacks are pretty darn good!), but not everyone is looking for a Google-size company. Many candidates are keen to make a big difference at the early stage of a company. Determine what makes your company different and awesome, and look for people who want to be part of the vision and mission you are creating.
In light of the conference, Irish Tech News published a full interview with Andrew on how to hire. You can read it here.
If you attended Web Summit 2015, share your top takeaway from the conference in the comments below. We want to learn from you!
Roundtable chats with @andrewsthoughts from @wrike on 'How to Hire' @WebSummitHQ #websummit #dublin pic.twitter.com/YgJ7kwFKr6 — Emer (@EmerLeBeamer) November 4, 2015
Here's @Upwork @FastCompany & @wrike talking about How to Hire in 2016. #Wexfordhour #websummit pic.twitter.com/Fpaf8N57Gk
— Wexford Hour (@WexfordHour) November 3, 2015
How to hire in 2016 and beyond now with @skasriel @andrewsthoughts @RossKingsland1 #websummit pic.twitter.com/NjrutNrXKz — Marta Ghiglioni (@MartaGhiglioni) November 3, 2015
'Be ready to invest a lot of mental energy' @wrike at #websummit pic.twitter.com/cc2GMu7eVn
— Denise M. Whitmore (@DolmenDigital) November 3, 2015
'You have to make sure everyone is on the same page' says @andrewsthoughts of @wrike at #websummit — Denise M. Whitmore (@DolmenDigital) November 3, 2015