Hear The T̶a̶l̶e̶n̶t̶ People! Ep. 4: Hiring For Environmental Impact Startups
Don’t let the dull sounding title fool you, this was anything but.
In fact Morgan da Silva and Joel de Mowbray of Yes Make were fascinating, passionate and funny, all in one. Have progressed through Microsoft’s Accelerator Programme, they have deployed some really creative and values-led approaches to hiring for their team (without even knowing what to do).
You’ll love the approach. Ok, it may not be scalable but it will make you think!
00:21 Glenn’s intro 😆
01:24 Who are Morgan & Joel
02:54 Why YES MAKE
06:21 How did they end up on the Microsoft accelerator
11:33 Milk floats, urban timber & AI
15:13 Making the first hire
18:49 Giving access to all job applicants & a replying
20:00 Hiring for women & getting them into construction
28:20 The advantage of WhatsApp over a recruitment portal
31:26 Their interview process, well experience!
37:00 Owning hiring mistakes and being vulnerable
43:04 How to make mass feedback
50:30 What’s next for their social enterprise
55:00 Team days – HR listen up!
57:40 Crowdfunder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/community-garden-workshop