Calling all CS gurus! Looking for your next big opportunity to work directly with customers? Are you excited to serve as a voice for your company and become a pro in products, platforms and people? In that case, these hot openings in Customer Experience and Support are a must-see. From San Francisco to Boston and NYC, here are our top Customer Support openings available on Planted right now.
If your company has started conforming to widespread work-from-home policies in the wake of the pandemic, you’re probably just now settling in to this new reality and navigating the waters of a remote-work lifestyle. At first, you’ll notice yourself taking on new challenges: how to stay productive, how to collaborate remotely; but here’s something we don’t talk about as often — how to strike a healthy work-life balance.
When the spaces we use to decompress and entertain become the same place we’re hitting the daily grind, the lines between work and play can easily become blurred. And while everyone’s ideal work-life balance looks a little different, there are definite steps you can take to make sure your work stress stays *at work* (even if you’re at home.) At Planted, we work fully-remote with a distributed team, so we like to consider ourselves WFH-pros. Read on for our tips on achieving a healthy work-life balance when you’re working from home.
Hi, I’m Kevin Lawver, the CTO at Planted. Today is Black Out Tuesday, and instead of posting a graphic, or writing a press release, we thought it would be more appropriate to talk about some of the things your company can do today to help make sure that Black Lives Matter in your organization beyond just today.
For the past few months, we’ve all been asked to do lots of things online that we’d rather do in person: birthday parties, doctors appointments, interviews, and of course: job searching. During a simpler time, we could meet up with mentors at coffee shops to help us crunch our resumes, attend career workshops and networking events, and even interview face-to-face without posing a serious health risk. And while you can’t replace the valuable experience of getting together in person with mentors, peers, and colleagues, there are plenty of tools to help you stay just as productive in your job search — while staying at home.
We put together some of our favorite online resources to help you stay at the top of your game when it comes to finding your next big job opportunity. So, if you’ve been tossed back onto the job market and find yourself nervously navigating this brand-new hiring landscape, scroll on to see our favorite virtual workarounds to help you network, interview, skill-build, and more.
We've been talking a lot lately about how to deal with pandemic-related challenges: how to transition into a virtual workspace, what to do now that you're living a new reality at home, etc. But these issues are small potatoes to those who are experiencing widespread job loss due to the pandemic. If this is you, you're likely thinking, "Forget about work from home - I need to find work, period!" In which case, we get it. While it can feel impossible right now to find the right job, we want to let you know that great opportunities *are* out there!
For example, check out this list of Planted partners looking to fill important seats on their teams right now. From Customer Support to Sales, Operations, and Marketing, these companies are looking for top talent and they're hiring quickly — so if you're looking for a job right now, look no further. Here are some of the top Planted partners looking for new team members right now:
While the unwelcome impact of the pandemic has the entire nation transitioning into a new reality, many of us are facing circumstances we never imagined. The economic impact is hitting quickly, and one of the first things companies have done to preserve their budgets is cutting employees from their payroll. In March, an estimated 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits and The New York Times estimates that the current national unemployment rate has risen to nearly 13%. So, if you’re among the droves of Americans facing unexpected layoffs due to COVID-19, you’re not alone.
During this unprecedented time, it’s easy to start feeling empty-handed when thinking about what to do next; but we want to remind you that while you may be down, you’re not out. Like all things — this too, shall pass, and in the meantime we want to offer our support and let you know that you do have options. But where to start? Take a breath, regroup, and consider these steps for moving your career forward.
Trying to adjust to the evolving impact of a global pandemic has companies across the country planning for an uncertain future when it comes to their operations and hiring strategy.
Circumstances are changing rapidly for everyone – and your business has likely already experienced this firsthand. As your company plans out its next moves, we wanted to share Trial-to-Permanent hiring as an alternate hiring option that can help your team meet its goals and maintain business continuity, while staying agile in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.
Many Planted partner companies have found success in our alternate Trial-to-Perm hiring optionto continue essential operations with lower risk. Trial-to-Perm gives you the flexibility to scale up and down as your business needs change. We still pre-screen and connect with you the top 10% of candidates who are actively looking for trial-to-perm jobs for you to interview. Keep reading for more info on how this flexible hiring structure can help out your team during this time.
In our recent blog post, we talked about the challenges that employees and companies might face as they transition to company-wide work from home policies. The reality is, as long as we have to stay indoors, jobs will continue to move online with companies opting for remote openings to replace traditional in-office opportunities.
For example, take these Planted partner companies hiring right now! They’ve recently opened up some must-see positions to remote candidates, so if you’re looking to join an amazing team from the comfort of your home, keep reading for the details:
While everyone is adjusting to life while being self-quarantined, managers around the world find themselves having to manage their folks a new way. Now that your employees are working remotely, what does your job look like? How do you make sure people are on task and things are getting done? A lot of the tricks more traditional managers use for those tasks just don’t work in a remote world.
The first thing you have to accept about remote work is that it’s not just doing the same thing from somewhere else. Managing remote employees successfully requires a cultural shift in your organization and changes to how you manage people. You can no longer manage by “presence,” because your people aren’t sitting at desks in your office. You can’t make the rounds every day at 9 to make sure everyone is in their chairs looking busy. Instead, you have to manage their output, which is a huge transition in mindset, management style and the amount of data you have to process as a manager.
Thankfully, a lot of companies have been doing remote work for years and there are a host of best practices you can follow!
This Black History Month, we wanted to highlight four startup founders of color whose ideas are changing the game from wearable tech to sustainable energy. They’re making major strides to bring changes to the industries they’re in and the world we live in, so check out their stories below!
Happy New Year! You might have seen that we recently published our Top 20 NYC Startups Hiring in 2020 — but what about the West Coast? If you thought the NYC startup scene was rich with job opportunities, you’ll want to check out everything the Bay Area has to offer in 2020. This booming, vibrant startup scene is looking for new talent far and wide, so if you’re ready to follow through on your New Year’s resolutions and actually find a job you’ll love this year, check out our list of the top 20 San Francisco startups hiring this year.
Regardless of your professional experience, industry background, or undergraduate major, there’s room for everyone in tech — even those of us who don’t code! And although there are plenty of opportunities in the startup scene, breaking in can be tricky, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the ways of the startup world.
Happy New Year! Last January, one of the top 10 most-common New Years’ Resolutions that people reported was to find a new job. If you’re among them, the startup job market is one of the first places you should look! We’re bringing you some of our favorite NYC-based startups that will definitely be looking for new talent in 2020. If you’re determined to follow through on your resolution and actually find a job you’ll love this year — check out our list of the top 20 NYC startups hiring this January.
Someone wise once said, ‘If you want to catch a big fish, you’ve got to use the right bait.’ Similarly, if you want to attract top candidates, you’ve got to write a great job description.
Often times, your job posting is the first introduction a candidate has to your company — so it’s important to optimize your writing to ensure you’ll get the right candidates to apply. Back to our fishing analogy: if you want to attract the best talent, you’ve got to lure ‘em in with a job posting that stands out. It may take a little extra time to perfect, but we put together this 5-step guide to help you get started. Sound familiar? We covered this topic back in 2015, but times are a-changin’, so we’re back with an update! Check out these tips for writing an all-star job description to attract the type of candidates you actually want to hire.
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