Mentees at The Commons are trained directly by people who work at companies like yours. We offer mentor-based skills training that enables alumni to deliver impact faster on the job. Companies can hire from our curated talent pool and sponsor Sprints to level up their employees.
Access over 800+ alumni of The Commons who have been trained through Sprints on core competencies to help them excel in business roles in tech. Past participants in The Commons have been hired by Uber, DoorDash, Thumbtack, Wealthsimple, Deel, and many more companies into roles like Strategy & Operations, Chief of Staff, Product, Strategic Finance.
I first came across The Commons when I hired someone from their Core Bizops program. I was highly impressed with the tech business context and analytical skills that this person had been able to pick up, coming from a non-tech role in traditional Banking. Since then I have used The Commons as a major hiring channel and have continued to hire from their pool of talented and ready-to-ramp candidates!
Director, Biz Strategy @ Jobber
Hey all, want to give a shout-out to @Amanur Rahman who just joined my team at KOHO as a Sr Business Operations Manager! Amanur joined The Commons over a year ago in the Jan 2021 cohort, and received great feedback from his mentor @James Lee about his ability to define and break down complex problems, lay out workstreams and motivate his team.
[The] quality of the funnel in general was super high, helping us reduce time invested into screening…Your pre-screening was also helpful in bubbling up the best candidates for Uber.
Product Ops Lead @ Uber
Focus on Strategic Business roles in Tech
+40% open rate
Job Board & Talent Matching
The Commons community Job Board is a curated collection of business roles in tech - at startups and bigtech. Get your priority roles in front of vetted, trained and interested talent (see above!) to help you speed up your hiring process and increase impact within the first 90 days.
The Commons Jobs Newsletter expands your company’s reach to an audience of over 12,000 (growth 30% MoM, with an average open rate of over 40%).
Drive organic interest in your company through showcase events to educate our community on the teams and role you're hiring for.
The chance to walk more in depth through the team and role [during the Product Ops x Uber event] allowed The Commons folks [to] self-select if the role made sense for them and their background. [We] would be happy to contribute to future events / programs to keep Uber top of mind for your network of folks
The Commons is an excellent opportunity even for those already working in tech roles. I encouraged my team to participate (company sponsored!) to refine their skills, meet more people and try their hands on a relevant problem from a different industry. It's been fantastic for onboarding but also for building confidence and giving team members a new perspective.
Ally Bashir, Director of Operations and Customer Experience @ Snapcommerce Core Mentor @ The Commons
Upskill your talent by sponsoring an employee to participate in a Sprint. Here’s why employers love our Sprints:
Mentor-Led: Sprints are built and led by mentors who work at companies like yours
Project-Based Learning: The curriculum is hands-on and case-based so students can deliver impact faster
Efficient Upskilling: Mentors help students learn skills so that they can develop without compromising their manager’s time
Flexible: Sprints are part-time and online, outside of working hours
Throughout the Sprint, participants engage in:
Cohort-wide workshops for core skills building
Weekly team and mentor working sessions
Direct, tactical feedback on students’ project work and problem-solving approach
Mentor office hours for hands-on SQL coaching
Speaker series with industry experts on topics like launching in new markets, building effective presentations, regulatory operations, BizOps metrics & frameworks, etc.
The Commons community has been a great way for me to learn from other’s experiences and share best practices around navigating startup life. Whether I want to get in the weeds of growth marketing or talk about product strategy or just discuss the latest news in the NBA, I know there is someone at The Commons who will gladly engage. Saumil Shah Growth Strategy Lead @ SafeGraph
Companies we've helped with training & hiring
Questions? Connect with The Commons co-founder, Loren Cohen, directly here.
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