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How to Hire Your First Employee

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But eventually, all successful businesses will have to start taking on employees, and that’s when the fun really begins. Test for culture fit.

6 Ways To Encourage Honest Feedback From Your Employees


Employees see things that managers don’t, and have an inside perspective on what is working and what is not. Acknowledge the Fear. Make It Fun.

The Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Type of Employee

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So, you’ve decided that it’s time to hire your first employee—or maybe multiple employees. See Also: Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

Employee Equity

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The important similarities are that Andy and I both encourage companies to not only grant equity at the start date but also on an ongoing basis so that employees' equity ownership grows as their tenure and contributions grow. So I was excited to see that First Round Capital featured a blog post by Andy Rachleff on this topic yesterday.

New Employee Is Making My Old Employee Look Bad.Now What?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What happens when a loyal employee is out-performed by a new hire

7 Creative Ways To Recruit The Best Employees

YFS Magazine

The best employees are slipping through the net of traditional recruitment procedures.

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Hiring Employees? First, Create A Recruitment Plan

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How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Startup Professionals Musings

Even the biggest awards or raises “wear out” in less than a year, with most employees responding better to small doses every few days.

6 Ways to Spot High-Potential Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Top companies known for leadershipexcel at spotting high-potential employees. Here's what they look for

6 HR Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Best Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A business is only as strong as their best employees, which means you should avoid these common HR/Management gaffes

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5 Reasons Your Employees Quit? (And How To Make Them Stay)

YFS Magazine

Every business has employee turnover. That’s life. However.

8 Inexpensive Company Perks Your Employees Will Love

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These 8 small investments in your employees can improve productivity and make your company more profitable right away

Should The Customer Have A Say In Employee Pay?


Executives and employees become frustrated, the directions of the change initiatives are challenged, and meetings become contentious. Joseph A.

Are You Listening To Your Employees?


It also allows you to better understand your employees, and thus motivate and engage with the company. Show People That You Care.

4 Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

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Motivated employees means better business. Cultivate both with these creative methods

Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

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If you’ve already got employees, your question will be similar, when is the right time to hire another employee? Overwhelmed?

10 Reasons Employees Leave The Companies They Once Loved

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at ten reasons employees leave and how to keep them instead. Attracting key startup talent is one thing. Keeping it is another.

Your Employees Need Feedback


Form Won’t Give The Feedback Your Employees Need. Related: How-to Engage and Retain Top Employees. Anne Saunier. told them before.

How-to Recruit Passionate Employees


Recruit employees passionate about life. Given that, employee work passion is a reflection of great leadership within an organization.

Hiring Employee #1

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

You’re not just hiring any old programmer or salesman, you’re hiring employee #1. (Powered by LaunchBit ). Or therapy. Then go deep.

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What's Your Employee Value Proposition?

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Your Employee Value Proposition is critical to attracting and retaining the candidates that you need to win

[Infographic] What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees?


Bosses and managers, repeat after me – employee engagement can impact a company’s bottom line.

Every Startup Employee is a Marketer

Instigator Blog

We’re taking a page from GitHub and one of their employees, Zach Holman. Every employee is a marketer. And there may be more.

How-to Make Your Employees Care About Your Company


There is no reason for your employees to care about your business, if you do not care about them. How To Make Your Employees Care?

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups


I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million.

The Great Employee Engagement Hoax

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Workplace engagement should focus on helping your employees achieve both their personal and professional goals

How-to Help Employees Understand the Big Picture


For an employee at a company, the most powerful and sustainable motivator is the sense of meaning derived from work. As noted by Sheila L.

Performance Punishment - An Easy Way to Burnout Your Employees


In other words, an employee with superior performance ends obtaining an increase in their workload. Originally posted on:

5 Signs Your Favorite Employee Is Ruining Your Business

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15 Surprising Perks Employees Love

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A happy team leads to a good product, so keeping your employees positive should make the top of your to-do list. Lunch. It was a disaster!

Managing Employees: Are You Making These 6 Huge Mistakes?

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One Big Small Business Mistake: Not Giving Employees Business Cards

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once worked for someone who wouldn’t print business cards for employees, not even on a case-by-case basis. Everyone used LinkedIn. We trust you.

This Management Hack Eliminates Employee Burnout

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This tiny change to your company policy will keep your engaged employees from self destructing

How To Make Sure Good Employees Are Happy Employees


If your employees feel intimidated or threatened by you, they may be more hesitant to open up to you. They’re not your minions.

Four Common Fears About Employee Feedback (And How To Overcome Them)


It’s a difficult thing to balance protecting your company’s image with the need to get honest, frequent feedback from your employees.

The 5 Main Reasons Employees Leave Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Startup employees have five motivations for leaving--and nearly all of them are preventable

6 Essential Employee Onboarding Tips for Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Build a better team by implementing a consistent employee onboarding process at your startup

Should You Offer Equity Compensation to Employees?

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If you’re thinking about extending equity to an employee or a vendor (as in the example above), you should know that the topic is multi-faceted.

5 Books That Help Employees Think Strategically

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes you just need a good book to inspire employees Learning and development programs don't have to be intensive.

15 Steps to Hiring Employees

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If you’re ready to hire your first employee, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. See Also: Is It Time to Hire an Employee? 4.