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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

There’s already a lot of great advice about hiring at little startups. You have to hire someone comfy with the bedlam of startup life.

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Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later

Feld Thoughts

If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now. At Feld Technologies, our fourth employee (hired in 1989) did all of our accounting. The post Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

The Psychology of Hiring Great People

crowdSPRING Blog

Each person we hire contributes to not only the development of the product, but also to the productivity of the team and overall company culture.

How to Hire Your First Employee

Up and Running

Before you get there, however, you have to actually complete the interviewing, hiring, and onboarding process. Hire for your weaknesses.

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Virtual Assistants

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Hiring a virtual assistant is easy, but some startups tend to make mistakes that affect the pace at which they are growing.

Hire For Cultural Fit Over Competence

Feld Thoughts

The first people you hire in your startup are critical to your company’s success. So it’s easy to say that you need to hire the “absolute best people you can find.” Now, you obviously will not hire someone who is low on both competence and cultural fit. Recruiting hiring recruiting wsjBut what does this actually mean?

Hiring Efficiency Through Technology

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The post Hiring Efficiency Through Technology appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. trillion to the global economy by 2025.

How To Hire Rock Star Employees


Hiring someone who will be “highly admired” in the workplace is the ultimate goal when filling any type of position. Rock Star Recruitment.

Hiring – Easy as Pie

Steve Blank

Over the last few weeks I’ve gotten involved in hiring for two startups, a public agency and a non profit. Don’t even start with the job spec.

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When Is The Best Time To Hire An HR Manager?

YFS Magazine

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The What & Why of Hiring a Great Startup COO

View from Seed

Many startup CEOs hire COOs or launch companies with a co-founder carrying the title. When should founders hire one? Should I learn them?

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Hiring Employees? First, Create A Recruitment Plan

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital company culture employee recruitment hiring employees HR human capital human resources recruiting

Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

Up and Running

It could be time to hire some help. Disadvantages of hiring a new employee: An employee costs you money. Should you hire a new employee?

3 Critical Questions To Consider Before Hiring Your First Salesperson


When you are a young company the choice of whom to hire as your first salesperson and when to hire them is critical.

10 Red Flags Not to Hire That Promising Candidate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If a candidate does these things in an interview, don't hire them Forget that great resume.

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Hiring Rockstars

Scott Weiss

For all the talk about how hard it is to hire in the Valley, first-league companies can literally have their pick of the best people in the world at every function. HiringIn Europe, most sports leagues participate in a system of Promotion and Relegation. There is a similar analogy with the talent wars at technology companies.

My Hiring Bucket List

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The idea of Zero-based Hiring might be the best way to redesign the hiring process in a talent scarce era.

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Hire on values, teach skills

Jeff Hilimire

We had a great discussion, and one of the areas they wanted to dig into was how to make sure you hire the right people. Or kind. Or unselfish.

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The Biggest Mistakes Business Owners Make When Hiring Freelancers

YFS Magazine

Hiring a freelancer is risky business and getting it wrong is an expensive mistake.

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3 Hiring Trends for 2016 and Beyond

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how smart employers will pivot their hiring strategies to adjust to a shifting landscape The talent pool is shrinking.

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Why Hiring Managers Need to Be Totally Responsible for Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hiring managers need to be able to attract, assess, recruit, retain and develop top talent.

10 Ways To Kill A Growing Business With Bad Hires


Every startup with any traction quickly reaches a point where they need to hire employees to grow the business. Look for job knowledge first.

Hire Different!

John O'Farrell

Every aspiring CEO has heard of David Ogilvy’s famous admonition , usually paraphrased as “Hire people smarter than yourself” or words to that effect.  In my case, following that good advice has not been hard.  Time to step up:  Hiring the VP of Sales. Virtually all of your early hires will have been engineers or developers. 

How do I figure out who my next important hire should be?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The question is: How do you decide what role is most important to hire for? If I hire someone to do X, I’ll have time for Y and Z.

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4 hiring lessons I learned founding a startup

The Next Web

But your number one job is to build a successful company, and you do that by hiring the right people. What if you hire the wrong people?

Hiring? Personality Trumps Skills

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new survey finds that when it comes to hiring knowledgeable workers, personality beats technical wizardry any day.

Hiring The First Batch Of Employees For Your Startup


One of the first things that you need to do is hire your first batch of employees. But if you’ve never hired people before, it can be daunting.

5 Tips for Hiring the Best Virtual Assistant for your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Virtual assistants can be hired in different ways, through various sources and in a number of possible employment arrangements depending on your needs.

Hiring Is No Longer About Resumes, Reference Checks, And Interviews

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Out-of-the-box hiring techniques to find exceptional employees - every time

Startup Essentials: Hiring Done Right in China

Startup Noodle

Here is what this post is about:  Hiring is the said to be the #1 thing a startup CEO should do. Hiring is tough and exciting at the same time!

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Don't hire smart people. Hire smart learners!

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Unfortunately, intelligence comes with its own baggage

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Learn From The Mistakes Of Others – Hire The Right People.


If you make  common mistakes , like not hiring the right people, you’re heading for trouble. Cost of Hiring Bad Employees. The Poor Fit.

Boulder Is Hiring!

Feld Thoughts

The post Boulder Is Hiring! It’s no secret that many companies in the Boulder/Denver area are looking for talent — there are dozens posted on the  Foundry Group  and  Techstars  job pages alone. 11 from 3-7 p.m. at at the Boulder Chamber building, 2440 Pearl Street in Boulder. Coalfire. Confident Financial Services. FullContact.

Hiring Writers at Your Startup? Scrap Your Usual Approach

View from Seed

The best writer I ever hired at a startup wasn’t a former journalist. Why We All Usually Botch This Hire. Nothing at all.

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3 Essential Things to Consider When Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hiring the right team in place can make all the difference and take your business to the next level

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Executive Hires: The Case for Extreme Referencing

For Entrepreneurs

Hiring a strong executive management team is one of the most proven ways to ensure startup success. Yet, hiring executives is a very different undertaking than hiring for other roles in your company and requires a different process, skill-set, and time commitment. Hiring Startup HelpThe right.

4 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Absolutely Not Hire Someone

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Ever hire someone and then regretted it? Here's how to keep that from ever happening again

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10 Non-Negotiable Traits Your New Hire Must Possess

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Look for these 10 must-have qualities in your next hire

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Is Your Startup's Hiring Positive or Negative?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Growth companies must evolve their recruiting and become hiring experts

10 Ways To Kill A Growing Business With Bad Hires

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup with any traction quickly reaches a point where they need to hire employees to grow the business. Look for job knowledge first.