The Future of Recruiting in the Social Sector Webinar Recording

80% of hires report dissatisfaction in the work place – maybe some of this has to do with how recruiting is being done! One of the challenges in advancing social impact is matching talent to opportunity. The traditional approach to recruiting has involved posting on job boards and soliciting as many applications as possible. These inefficient and bias-prone processes are causing companies to miss out on the best talent, while jobseekers feel disempowered and frustrated. The future of recruiting is about recruiting smarter and connecting skills to the organizational needs. Imagine your next job search can be as fun and intuitive as booking a stay on Airbnb!

In our latest webinar in our Future of Work Career Series we chatted with  Paul Breloff, CEO and Co-Founder of Shortlist, a revolutionary new platform helping growing companies in India and Kenya (many in the impact sector) find and screen the right talent. Paul discussed innovations in recruiting, the core skills in demand in the social sector and tips about breaking into or advancing your career in the social sector.

About our Speaker

Paul is the Co-Founder and CEO of Shortlist, a recruiting technology startup transforming how talent meets opportunity in emerging markets. Shortlist is on a mission to unlock professional potential and combines technology, data, and a human touch to source and screen great job-seekers for growing, purposeful companies across India and East Africa. Before Shortlist, Paul was the Founder and Managing Director of Accion Venture Lab, a financial inclusion-focused venture capital fund. Under his leadership, Venture Lab invested in 24 fintech startups across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the US. Prior to that, Paul worked with SKS Microfinance, India’s largest microfinance institution, leading a team of 20 in Hyderabad, India on business development, product, and strategic partnerships. Paul has also advised CGAP, Root Capital, Shell Foundation, BRAC, and others on access-to-finance issues globally; practiced corporate law with Mayer Brown; and worked as an advertising account executive for Leo Burnett. He currently teaches impact investing courses for the Impact Business Leaders certificate program, and serves as a Senior Advisor to Blue Haven Initiative, a family office based in Cambridge, MA. Paul has a BA from Amherst College and a law degree from Yale Law School. He lives in Mumbai, India.


Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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