The Indelible VC
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Derek Toh - Hiredly

Derek Toh - Hiredly

Online and Offline Recruiting beyond the CV and Job Description

This week we are joined by Derek Toh of Hiredly, which is a a leading online to offline recruitment platform for junior to mid-management talent, including both a job portal and headhunter recruiter solution.

This was a great conversation where we go from Derek’s time as a headhunter to his realization of the importance of information beyond the job description and beyond the CV.  We talk about scaling the two sides of the marketplace and what the typical job postings are.  We wrap things up by talking about their future plans and a bit about the outlook for remote vs hybrid vs in-office.

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In this episode, we cover:

[01:20] Working as a headhunter leads to a “how to do it better” moment

[6:30] Going beyond the Job Description by showcasing company culture, including a video content layer

[13:40] Going beyond the applicant’s CV

[15:38] From online recruiting moving to offline headhunting

[18:40] The supply of applicants and demand of job postings, who are they and where do they come from

[27:02] What comes next for Hiredly?

[28:42] Post-pandemic impact on remote, hybrid, or in-office on hiring

[34:25] Defining success as an organization

[37:17] Closing questions

The Indelible VC
SEA of Startups
At Indelible Ventures, we strive to promote the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia and bring attention to the stories of entrepreneurs and the businesses they have founded. By promoting the ecosystem, we aim to draw more attention and, with it, more VC Funding to Founders.
RELATABLE - We uncover stories from Founders in our local market that will be relatable to an audience of Founders and Funders in the local market.
USABLE - Our intent in surfacing these stories is to build the local knowledgebase derived from relatable and relevant experiences of a true peer set.
SOUTHEAST ASIA - Limited audio content focuses on Founders in Southeast Asia. Further, as a Malaysia-based company, we are biased towards showcasing the underrepresented ecosystems in Southeast Asia.
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