people first.


It started with a question. Are we living up to the promise of open source in our places of work? We then took a step back to look with fresh unafraid eyes at all the experiences that the average person passes through in a career. From the very first resume submission through the decision to retire. And it was instantly clear that new ideas were needed.

So we’ve discarded the traditional methods that view people like simple assets and devoted ourselves instead to finding, creating and evangelizing unique people-centric innovations. Ideas for exceptional individuals and organizations willing to be unconventional. We dug deep and created the WERKLABS.

evolved ideas.

Great companies want great people. Great people want to do great work and be in a great environment. And everyone involved wants to be the best version of themselves.

This is how we create teams that win.

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This is how we unleash collaboration + individualized career empowerment.

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This is how we spread knowledge.

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How to hire over 50 great people in 12 Weeks!

As some of you know, WERKLABS recently set up the talent acquisition program for one of the growing startups in Santa Monica, CA. When we first agreed to this undertaking we knew that there would be only one chance to implement a hiring system and process that would be nimble enough for a high-growth startup,…

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The Art of The Counter Offer

It happens every day. You’ve had phone interviews, onsite interviews, countless phone calls with the recruiter, and now you finally are getting an offer. Congrats! Now, you wait for what seems like an eternity, and then you get the call or email…and disappointment suddenly sets in. The offer is not what you were expecting. So…

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The Continuous Talent Conversation

At WERKLABS we are constantly exploring unique ways to meet the current, upcoming and long-term talent needs of technology companies. And over these past few years, a few interesting trends have emerged. As more investment money pours into new startups and existing companies expand, the talent market becomes ever more hyper-competitive. As such, employer brand…

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about us.

WERKLABS is a virtual organization with team members throughout North America. The best way to describe us is as a collection of talent experts, disruptors and free thinkers. We are obsessed with finding new ways to create and enhance the professional human interactions that govern so much of our lives.

We are an angel funded venture that evangelizes ways to transform the relationships between great ventures and the amazing talent of our industry. Our passions are lean, agile, disruptive, holacratic, innovative and anything but conventional. But what really drives us is unleashing the most important part of any effort. The people.

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