Hiring For Environmental Impact Startups

by | Oct 14, 2022

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!

Video chapters

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

Edition 2 is out! 🥳

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