Developing a Hiring Strategy From Day One

Up and Running

As you imagine and plan how to grow your business from an idea into reality, it can be hard to envision the day when you will expand your team, hiring employees who will actually carry out the work and mission of the business. Outline a hiring process.

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Affordable and Efficient App Development

The Startup Magazine

If you want to take your business to the next level, you should consider app development. Either way, custom software development is an effective way to build brand awareness and give your business a competitive edge. The Rise of App Development in the Business World.

Hiring? You Need To Rewrite Your Descriptions

YoungUpstarts

Hiring is changing, and if you want to identify the best candidates, you need to adopt a competency framework. Developing Descriptions. Traditional job descriptions used in hiring and for performance evaluations tend to be very specific. Competency-Based Hiring And Success.

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How To Vet And Hire An Expert iOS Developer

YFS Magazine

Hiring an expert iOS app developer is rather a big deal. Not every developer can cut it. Grow Technology app development mobile app development technologyHere are five things to keep in mind.

Deciding To Hire Staff For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

The most common one is the need to hire staff. They may also dread the inevitable HR issues that develop as soon as you put somebody else on payroll. A PEO can help you with hiring, tracking, and developing talent so that you can keep a sharp, effective workforce.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Development Shop

YoungUpstarts

You’ve decided to hire a development shop to build an MVP , give your product a facelift, or build that mobile app you’ve been wanting to build for years. If this is your first time hiring a dev shop, it can be confusing understanding the difference between competitors.

Hiring App Developers? Avoid These Common Mistakes

YFS Magazine

Hiring the right application development team can be the key to turning your app idea into a reality. Plan app development appreneur mobile app mobile app development mobile technology technology

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

Using my StartupRoar as a radar, I came across a great post by Gabriel Weinberg Do you really need a full-time hire for that? Hiring seems to be the preferred use of seed funds (by investors and founders), whereas I'd prefer a focus on customer acquisition.

The What, How & Why of Hiring a Business Development Lead at Your Startup [Traction #35]

View from Seed

Kristen Craft is VP of business development and marketing at Ovia Health. They talk about what business development roles actually do for their companies, and when and why a founder would hire someone to lead up the function. The post The What, How & Why of Hiring a Business Development Lead at Your Startup [Traction #35] appeared first on NextView Ventures. Hiring & Talent Marketing & Growth Podcast Startup Stories Traction Podcast

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Introducing Our New Talent Advisor & Hiring Bootcamp

View from Seed

At the seed stage, hiring great people is one of the most important things to get right. I saw this first-hand at Blue Apron — I had to hire 30+ people across a ton of different functions in just under two years. At Blue Apron, she is responsible for Technology, Corporate, and three Fulfillment Centers across the country, and she’s had extensive experience developing strategic hiring plans for organizations during times of hyper-growth.

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Tackling The Talent Gap: Best Practices For Uncovering New Hires

YoungUpstarts

It is harder to diversify if your first few hires are homogenous, so branch out beyond your typical hiring pool to seek out diversity of all types —race, gender, culture, and education. When you think you’ve found the right hire, do your due diligence to ensure it’s a two-way fit.

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How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. The cost of developing a product is almost entirely a people cost.

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. In the last week I had four separate groups through the ranch all wanting to talk either about hiring a senior exec or a senior exec looking for a new job.

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Hire A Mobile App Developer That Is Both Crazy And Qualified

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales appreneur mobile mobile app mobile app development technologyWhile most entrepreneurs think their mobile app idea is game-changing, a successful app takes collaboration.

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Growing our team: V1 is hiring an associate

Version One Ventures

From Day 1, he was dedicated to my personal and professional development. We’re hiring an associate for a two- to three-year role where he/she will learn about the business of venture capital and get the opportunity to work with some really interesting startups. Working with existing portfolio companies, including helping out with hiring, financial modeling, and research. The post Growing our team: V1 is hiring an associate appeared first on Version One.

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Hiring Employee #1

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Tweet. --> It’s a big decision to make your first hire, because what you’re really deciding is whether you want to keep a lifestyle business or attempt to “cross the chasm” and maybe even get rich. You have to hire someone comfy with the bedlam of startup life.

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Are You Ready To Hire Employees? 8 Things To Have In Place First

YoungUpstarts

As a new business owner, you’re likely excited to start hiring people; not only is it a symbolic action that proves your business is really developing, it will also arm you with the staff members you need to carry out projects in pursuit of your goals. What You Need Before Hiring.

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How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

Up and Running

The question then arises: How can a business hire for emotional intelligence? Here are some tips to help single out emotionally intelligent candidates in a hiring pool. See Also: How to Hire Your First Employee. See Also: Hiring for Personality Instead of Experience.

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The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire

Feld Thoughts

Over time, I’ve developed an approach to doing reference checks, and they actively avoid asking any of the following questions. What are Person X’s weaknesses or areas for development? Would you hire Person X again? ” The post The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Venture Capital hiring pe personnel VCI’m on the receiving end of a lot of reference calls.

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How To Hire A Lawyer For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Five Tips for Hiring a Business Attorney. Most small businesses put off hiring a lawyer until the sheriff is standing at the door serving them with a summons. For one reason or another, almost every small business eventually needs the expertise of an attorney.

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The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers

The Next Web

If Marc Andreesen is right (and I happen to believe he is) then talented software developers will soon be the most sought after type of employee for just about any company, whether that company’s main business is building software or not. Open source developers aren’t lazy thieves.

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. Their responses ranged from practical tips on hiring to what to look for in a first employee. See Also: Is It Time to Hire an Employee? Hire for your weaknesses.

Hiring A Web Developer: 11 Questions You Must Ask Ahead Of Time

YoungUpstarts

If you are a business owner who is not an expert in web development, finding someone (or an agency) you can trust to build your website is critical. To help with your vetting process, here are eleven questions to ask your would-be developers before making a decision: 1.

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Hiring Matters More Than Ever At The Startup Level

YoungUpstarts

If you end up needing a startup staff for your business, this can present a whole new challenge because of the money that needs to be invested into hiring people. One option is to hire a remote workforce for your startup.

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5 Recruiting Hacks to Help Startups Hire Top Talent

Up and Running

First, take a few minutes to jump on Glassdoor and find out what people who work in the position you’re hiring for complain about. Type in the position you’re hiring for, clear the location. These are the “pain points” for your potential hires, coming from their own mouths.

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Hiring App Developers? Don’t Make These Mistakes

YFS Magazine

Hiring the right application development team can be the key to turning your app idea into a reality. Plan app development appreneur mobile app mobile app development mobile technology technology

Understanding E-Commerce Website Development Cost: A Guide

YoungUpstarts

This cost will depend on how you want your website to perform and the company you choose to assist you in developing it. In this guide we help calculate your ecommerce website development cost so that you can create a realistic budget for your business.

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Timing Matters – A Sneak Peek Into The Mobile App Development Process

YoungUpstarts

Mobile app development is not just about developing an app for either android or IOS. App development is a cumbersome process that involves a lot of micro-managed aspects to be catered to. The mobile app development process begins with the phase of ideation.

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How To Hire A Mobile App Developer: 5 Questions You Should Be Asking

YFS Magazine

Enlisting the help of professional mobile app developers who can turn your vision into a reality is a key step that can yield a tremendous reward down the road. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing mobile mobile app design mobile app development mobile apps mobile marketing mobile technology

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How To Get Hired At A Startup Without Experience

YoungUpstarts

You don’t need to develop a billion dollar app, drop out of college, or get a blessing from the Zucks in order to get into this “secret society.”. Look them up on their Facebook pages, Instagram pages and their LinkedIn profiles for the latest developments as well.

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When Is The Best Time To Hire An HR Manager?

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital hiring employees HR human capital human resources workforce developmentIf you’re not sure whether it’s time to commit to a full time HR person, ask yourself these questions.

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Understand learning profiles before hiring

Version One Ventures

The takeaway for founders and hiring managers. So, what’s the implication for founders and hiring managers? Here are a few hiring examples to consider: Case 1: Over-optimizing for sheer intelligence. News hiring learning profiles startups

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How To Create A Dedicated Software Development Team

YoungUpstarts

Making your development team can be difficult at first. But, as a project developer, it’s your responsibility to build a team that’s going to benefit you. The more complex the solution, the more logic relations your developers will have to keep in their mind.

Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?

The Next Web

When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. Here’s what they had to say about whether or not to outsource technology development: 1. Developers get bored with one project after a while.

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

YoungUpstarts

If you make common mistakes , like not hiring the right people, you’re heading for trouble. If, as Peter Drucker, the father of Management Science, pointed out, the purpose of a business is to acquire and keep a customer, your first order of business should be to hire the right people.

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Build On-Demand Teams Instead of Hiring Employees

Startup Professionals Musings

With the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today can’t afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. Conventional hiring strategies usually follow a vanilla approach to talent acquisition.

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Oblong is Hiring

Feld Thoughts

In the mean time, if you are interested in a job helping reinvent the graphical user interface at one of the most creative and technologically challenging startup that I’ve had the pleasure of working with, Oblong is hiring.

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Eliminate Hiring Mistakes And Create Your Dream Team

The Startup Magazine

It’s why hiring for sales should be taken seriously. It’s very easy to make a mistake using traditional hiring practices, because so much of a person’s true sales personality comes out over time. Sales Hiring Evaluations.

Restaurant Hiring Mistakes That Should Never Be Made

YoungUpstarts

Hiring is really important for the long term success of the restaurant. We are faced with huge problems that can appear when you want to hire the great people that will help the restaurant grow. If you are not, the staff members you hire will end up leaving.

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5 Reasons Business Owners Are Hiring Online Grads

YoungUpstarts

Online students have plenty of opportunities to hone their writing skills and often develop the ability to get their point across succinctly, while also remaining sensitive to tone and the nuances of online communication. by Charlotte Benedict.

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Want A Better Startup? Hire Diverse Interns.

YoungUpstarts

To stick with your level of growth, you hire like-minded professionals who will readily snap into your company culture, both personally and professionally. Without this sort of development, many companies may stay stuck in outdated practices.

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Tips On Hiring For Small Business Owners

YoungUpstarts

A Hire Mind. Before you begin accepting resumes and scheduling interviews, it is important to establish some requisites about what you’re looking for in a new hire. The lesson here is to know the demographic of who you’re hiring, and recruit them there.

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Hiring Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

YoungUpstarts

Hiring a new employee is a big decision, especially if you have a small company. The first step to avoiding a hiring mistake is to be prepared. Hiring at the wrong time. It’s important to hire at the right time. However, hiring without the need should also be avoided.

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