Inside Glints

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From the team who brings you career discovery & development opportunities


Glints Raises Series B – What’s Next?

“Hey good news we have closed our first sale!” “Great! Now you can send the customer an invoice..”  “Huh what’s an invoice? Ok let me google…” “….” That was way back in 2015, when we first left college to launch Glints. Glints was not only our first company, but our first work experience. So there were many [...]

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My Tour of Duty with a Startup

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs In August 2013, a startup was founded by 3 founders, and 2 years later, I decided to join them officially as a part-time intern in their marketing team, and [...]

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Employee Stock Options Explained

Employee stock options form a core part of a growing startup’s compensation package. Yet, this is a widely misunderstood topic by employees (sometimes, even founders themselves aren’t clear on how that works). It took us a while to figure out what was going on, and make sense of the information. Everyone had something to say about [...]

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Auto-Saving, Bahasa Indonesia and more!

Hi friends of Glints! Today I’m pleased to announce a few new features for the Glints platform! This release brings auto-saving functionality for job postings and job applications, improved status updates for your applications and of course, an assortment of bug fixes. For our friends in Indonesia, the platform is now available in [...]

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Leave That Degree At The Door On The Way In

Recently, a friend of mine and one whose views I take a fair bit of interest in, Jeraldine, blogged about the pros and cons of studying at a private university in Singapore. Then, another fellow blogger, Alex Liang, shared his views in response to one of his readers & Jeraldine, sharing that “issuing degrees through external programmes [...]

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On Firing

Firing is as important as hiring. It is impossible to build a company without letting go of people, as difficult as the decision is. Those who have been in relationships will know that when there are problems, the right action is not give up on the relationship right away, but to communicate openly and work on changes together. However, if [...]

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DebDialogues with Chrys

  Moments after I sat down at my table, a figure shot past me in a blur and then reversed (just as fast) before ending up right in front of me. “I’ll be with you in a minute, let me put down my bags”.   That was Chrys. A self-proclaimed Jack Of All Trades, and content marketer for Glints, she basically takes care of anything [...]

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Screw annual reviews. We do One-on-Ones.

Performance management as practiced by most organizations has become a rule-based, bureaucratic process, existing as an end in itself rather than actually shaping performance. Employees hate it. Managers hate it. Even HR departments hate it. — Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations at Google Recently at our management retreat, the topic [...]

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