Over 1.095 days of learnings, building a remote talent company, written down.

Building a company is hard.

Building a remote company maybe harder.

We learned the hard way.

We made tons of mistakes.

We changed our onboarding plan over a 100 times…

We switched from One Drive, to G-suite, to Notion to Coda…

We tested different ways to stay connected working fully remote…

We created career plans and evaluation cycles only to adjust them again.

We wrote down all of our processes, tools and learnings how we run MatcHR in our employee handbook.

And decided to make it available to…

Automate repetitive tasks, connect your favourite tools and massively increase your efficiency with Zapier and Integromat

What if you could increase your efficiency by letting all of your favourite tools like Slack, G-suite, LinkedIn and your ATS / CRM work together? And what if they continue to work together while you are asleep?

In this article I will show you how you can let your favourite tools work together using Zapier and Integromat.

Why is this article useful for you:

1. You will understand how to automate your workflow

2. You will understand how tools like Zapier and Integromat work

3. You will learn several examples of automation you can use in your daily work as…

And tap into an unlimited pool of talent, to build a stronger and more diversified company

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, working remotely has become the norm for millions of workers worldwide, and even if governments begin to ease lockdown measures, companies will voluntarily switch to a work-from-anywhere policy. Research by FlexJobs reveals that over the last five years, the number of people working remotely has grown by 44%. With the pandemic forcing companies all over the world to embrace remote working, the remote revolution has become unstoppable. …

The best books to read in 2021. Personal favourites recommended by a curated list of entrepreneurs, business people, artists, professional athletes and creatives.

“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body…”

In no particular order twenty four books to read in 2021.

1. Finding Freedom by Jarvis Jay Masters

This book was recommended to me by Manuel Quinziato, former professional cyclist who is a buddhist. His Buddhist teacher works with people on death row including Jarvis Jay Masters, author of this book. The book will make a lasting impact on you.

Recommended by: Karsten Kroon

2. The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischwili

Truly epic and utterly absorbing family saga from Georgia…

How to maximize your efficiency

Everything that is repetitive can be automated….

In this article I will show you what tools you can use to automate parts of your work as a sourcer or recruiter in order to to massively improve your efficiency.

Why is this article useful for you:

1. You will understand the advantages and disadvantages of automation

2. You will learn what the best tools are on the market

3. You will learn example applications of tooling

4. You will learn a step by step approach to quickly go through hundreds of profiles

5. You will learn how to send personalized messages at scale

This article will show you:

1. Advantages and disadvantages of…

And start closing deals and roles fast and efficiently

Over the past year, how many video messages did you receive? Compare this to the number of emails you received of people trying to sell you a service, product or job opportunity…

Video has been around for a while but the majority of outbound prospecting and recruiting is still done by cold emails. Even though video has a 3X higher reply rate compared to regular email. In this article I will show you how to use video messaging and for you to start closing deals and jobs fast and efficiently💪.

Why is this article useful for you:


Finding opportunity during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 many people have lost their job. Together with experts from different fields we created the ultimate guide to maximise your chances of finding your next job as fast as possible 🙏🏻.

Why is this article useful for you?

1. It is hard to find a new job in a market where job opportunities are limited and unemployment rates are rising

2. You will need the right tools and knowledge to truly stand out, so we have teamed up with industry experts in recruitment, sales and sourcing to help you

3. You need to have a process in place that can help you find a…

And navigating my start up through a time of crisis

The Corona virus has hit us hard… Very hard… With MatcHR we provide sourcing and recruitment support on a subscription-based model for our clients across the globe. Almost overnight the majority of our clients stopped hiring and ended our cooperation.

What at the beginning of 2020 had looked like another year of steep growth quickly turned into ‘survival mode’. In order for us to save our business and ensure free cash flow we had to take drastic action. …

So you have sealed the deal and signed the contract with your new superstar. You are both full of energy and at the start of a new beginning. Your new employee is excited and ready to rock but quickly finds his energy fading when he realizes that nobody actually expected him on his first working day and that his manager is busy for the next two weeks… Seems like a bad dream? Unfortunately, research has shown that 45% of employers don’t provide a good onboarding experience or simply don’t even have one. That’s almost half of the time!

To make…

With MatcHR our core activities are (global) sourcing and recruitment and we constantly try new tools to optimize our service for our clients and candidates. This means that last year we have tried dozens of different sourcing and recruitment tools with differing levels of success.

Before you read any further we want you to know that we are absolutely certain that we didn’t cover everything (please add any missing gems in the comments), our experiences are (very) personal and we didn’t receive any form of discounts, cash or five star cruise trips from any of the companies listed below (although…

Adriaan Kolff

Co-founder of MatcHR, investor, entrepreneur. Obsessed with (team) culture and recruitment. Four time Burning Man 🔥 attendee and Ironman 🏊🚴‍♂️🏃.

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