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Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch

Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch London-based startup Applied has bagged £1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on behavioural science to level the playing field and help …

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Upwork pops more than 50 percent in Nasdaq debut – TechCrunch

Upwork pops more than 50 percent in Nasdaq debut – TechCrunch Upwork, the rebranded merger of oDesk and Elance, debuted on Nasdaq this morning, after dropping its S-1 about four weeks ago. Shares opened at $23.00, which represents a 53% jump — shares were priced at $15 before the opening …

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Tokens can better incentivize startup employees than equity – TechCrunch

Tokens can better incentivize startup employees than equity – TechCrunch Token structuring and tokeneconomics are among of the most important considerations when designing a blockchain. When thinking about how best to distribute these tokens, founders often think about how the tokens will impact external stakeholders such as their investors, the …

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How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day – TechCrunch

How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day – TechCrunch Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or it’s …

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Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics – TechCrunch

Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics – TechCrunch When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spend most of our day, the purveyors of …

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HR startup Namely, once a high flier, gets a new CEO and $60 million in new funding to soar again – TechCrunch

HR startup Namely, once a high flier, gets a new CEO and $60 million in new funding to soar again – TechCrunch Namely, a 400-person, six-and-a-half-year-old company, has mostly had the kind of trajectory that other startups envy. Mostly. The startup’s mobile-first platform — which sells payroll, talent management, and …

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Indian H-1B applicants face particular scrutiny in Trump’s work visa crackdown – TechCrunch

Indian H-1B applicants face particular scrutiny in Trump’s work visa crackdown – TechCrunch Coming to the U.S. on a work visa is getting harder across the board, but workers from India in particular are feeling the effects of recent policy shifts from the Trump administration. A new report from the …

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