The People & Talent Playbook The People & Talent Playbook
SIA Coaches
Co-Founder & CEO
Founder + CEO
Guest Coach
Head Cheerleader & Founder
The Talent Hunter
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About this course

Hiring is one of the biggest challenges facing founders and hiring managers in startups and scaleups. This course will show you how to onboard, manage, retain talent, and make hiring a competitive advantage.

You will learn how to build a hiring plan that gets you results and saves you time in four stages: the hiring plan, your pipeline of talent, your interview process, and your onboarding and retaining methods. The course includes step-by-step sessions on hiring specifically for Sales, Marketing, Talent, and Engineering.

This course has been designed for founders and Leaders in startups, scaleups and Heads of People and Talent.
What impact this course will have
  • Work on your 12 month hiring plan
  • Build a pipeline of diverse and inclusive talent
  • Design a data driven interview process that gets results and reduce bad hires and employee churn
  • Craft a culture fit for the future of work
  • Set people up for success and drive happy, high performing teams
Course Syllabus
July 19th 2021
Class 1 | Culture in Remote & Hybrid 'Worlds'
  • Have clarity on the considerations for crafting a culture for hybrid + remote working
  • Apply practical processes for getting remote + hybrid right (hint: it isn’t easy, especially hybrid)
  • Understand the impact and importance of inclusion + diversity as they relate to remote + hybrid working challenges
July 21st 2021
Class 2 | Hiring at Scale


  • Avoid the pitfalls of hiring at scale
  • Understand where your current process needs improvement
  • Create a job spec that impresses & attracts


July 26th 2021
Class 3 | Building a Pipeline of Top Candidates & Managing the Process With Your Recruitment Stack
  • Build a recruitment stack that scales and what metrics to track
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of your recruitment process
  • Attract passive talent with reach out sequences that convert
July 28th 2021
Class 4 | Design & Build an Interview Process That Gets Results
  • Design the end to end interview process
  • Create a hiring scorecard that limits proxy bias and reduces employee churn
  • Understand tactics that will help close top talent
August 02nd 2021
Class 5 | Hiring Tech Talent (Guest Coach Vanessa Raath)
  • Identify unique tech platforms where you can find talent
  • Know how to x-ray into these platforms to find the best talent
  • Know what to put in your messaging to elicit a response from passive tech talent


August 04th 2021
Class 6 | Onboarding, Schmonboarding: Making Early Impact
  • Rave a clear, data-led understanding as to why onboarding is so important to get right
  • Clearly understand which aspects you should focus on during onboarding to engage new team members and drive high performance early
  • Design a framework for both in-office and remote teams


August 09th 2021
Class 7 | Nailing High Performance
  • Understand what performance is and means
  • Deliver powerful and meaningful 1:1s
  • Have great career development conversations
August 11th 2021
Class 8 | Let's Make Pay Great Again
  • Understand why you should question the link between pay and performance in your business

  • Be clear on all the elements that make up a pay philosophy

  • Develop a strong pay review process that is clear, fair, and replicable

Coach Information
Co-Founder & CEO
Alex van Klaveran has been involved in building seven funded startups and is experienced in developing new frameworks and processes to try and help companies get better hiring results. As CEO of Kandidate he has worked with hundreds of VC backed star...
Founder + CEO
Anouk and her team support high-growth startups to scale through all things People, Culture + Leadership. Since founding Unleashed in 2017, the Unleashed team of 12 (and growing) have worked with over 80 high-growth startups, scale-ups, VCs, and acce...
Guest Coach
Head Cheerleader & Founder
The Talent Hunter
Vanessa is a Talent Sourcing Trainer and global Talent Sourcer. She is all about finding Talent where they like to spend their time, and where no one else is looking. She is an accomplished Keynote Speaker, Personal Branding Specialist and is working...