MBA, Tech & Start-Ups
In the first part of our chat with Anne, we mainly talked about Google and MBA. In this second part we wanted to know more about what she does today with her firm Anne Caron Consulting and discuss the challenges that startups are facing and how MBA graduates could blend in the startups environment.
- Define the culture, mission and values which will drive consistency in the people and business strategies;
- Organize, i.e. translate the culture into policies and establish fair, legal and productive business practices;
- Attract, i.e. building an efficient hiring process to ensure the recruitment of the right people for the right position at the right time;
- Retain, i.e. developing a positive workplace enhancing employee engagement, performance and satisfaction in which the culture occupies a central place;
- Develop, i.e. anticipating needs and developing ad hoc Talent development strategies
What are the skills that the startups you worked for or are working with need?
Today most startups (but not just startups!) are struggling with the recruitment of Tech profiles (developers, CTOs and VPs of Engineering). The talent market is limited. Globally and it is especially true in the SEA region. A lot of companies are looking for the same kind of profiles. And this is where a strong Company Culture will make the difference and help;
- Identify who are the talents adapted to your organization
- Attract and hire the right talents
- Retain and develop them efficiently
So would you say that it is a good time for MBAs to join the startups world?
What are the challenges that startups face in acquiring the right talents? Retaining it?
To conclude. MBA, Tech and Startups: good or bad combination?
Haha. There isn’t such answer. With scoutedby your job is to match candidates with the right business school to help them achieve their career goals. And I think this is crucial. It is not so much the degree which will bring value to your resume. It is the thought process, the journey and the purpose which is priceless! This is what we are looking for during the interview.