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.

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.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?


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.

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 Developer Evangelists

David Cohen

I define “web infrastructure” companies as those (at least initially) targeted primarily at developers. They typically take the form of APIs and make life easier on the web for developers. Recently, one of our newer portfolio companies was looking for some advice from our network regarding hiring a developer evangelist. If you don’t have one of those, are you sure you need developer marketing yet?”

4 Characteristics You Should Avoid in Every New Hire

Inc Startups

Hiring is no easy feat, but develop a drama-free team and culture by saying no to these traits. How to Hire the Best

Selecting a Web Development Company


I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

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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

Don't Hire Managers Who Don't Know How to Hire.

Inc Startups

Too many managers are hired based on the quality of their individual contributor skills and personality. Managers should be hired on the quality of the people they've hired and developed. How to Hire the Best

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean


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.

4 Proven Employee Performance Development Techniques

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestOccupational stress is a productivity killer and turnover increaser. To counter, employers are getting smarter about purpose and productivity.

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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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

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.

The 64,000 Developer Questionnaire

Business of Software Blog

Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey is probably the most comprehensive overview of the development community. This year over 64,000 developers responded. A majority of developers, 63.9%, reported working remotely at least one day a month, and 11.1%

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.

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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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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Understanding E-Commerce Website Development Cost: A Guide


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.

5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Development Shop


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.

5 Skills the Best Recruiters Have (and How to Develop Them)

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestGreat recruiters follow through.

Don't Hire Managers Who Don't Know How to Hire or Manage

Inc Startups

When hiring managers, evaluate them on their track record of building outstanding teams and developing talent. Too many managers get hired for their individual contributor skills and then we're surprised that they're not good managers. How to Hire the Best

Startup Founder Developer Gap


I was just interviewed by Frank Peters - Tony Karrer and the Founder-Developer Gap. I received a follow-up question from an early-stage startup about the Founder Developer Gap that I’ve described before and that was part of the interview with Frank. However, many founders are challenged to engage with developers to make it effectively happen. You have to determine in-house vs. outside development and what parts of the problem each person will do.

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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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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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.

Hiring High Quality Developers on a Bootstrapper’s Budget


Most of the info you’ll find on hiring is meant for large companies or startups with funding. While you’re not going to be competing with Google or Facebook for the same people, you still want developers that can do high quality work to help build your product.

Why You Should Make Room in Your Company's Budget for More Senior Developers

Inc Startups

Senior developers bring a stronger problem-solving set to the table. How to Hire the Best

How to Make Your Company Irresistible to Top Software Developers

Inc Startups

If you build social capital among developers, that will gradually translate into interested applicants. How to Hire the Best

Startup Software Developers


Just saw a great post by Mark Geller - Developers wanted… in Los Angeles, U.S.A. Mark tells us: there is a lot of demand for developers right here in L.A. There’s quite a bit of truth to what Mark is saying about startup software developers, but my guess is that there’s another reason that it seems harder to find developers in this context. So, likely quite a few of the people who were seeking startup developers were looking to find people for very low dollars. “I’ll

How To Create A Dedicated Software Development Team


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.

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.

3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers

3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers. Chad Lilly is the director of recruiting at Lextech Global Services , a mobile design, strategy and development firm that helps companies optimize workflows with suites of custom mobile apps. Mashable. Mashable. Sign in.

When You’re Not A ‘Techie’: 3 Things To Look For In A Great Developer

YFS Magazine

If you don't have a strong technical background or history of hiring and working with developers it can be frustrating when you're ready to hire one. Grow Human Capital hiring employees HR human capital human resources technology

GoInstant is Hiring Web Developers and a Senior QA Engineer

Instigator Blog

First and foremost, we’re looking for a Senior Web Developer and Senior QA Engineer. Then, we also want to add another Web Developer (mid-level). (Powered by LaunchBit ) I joined GoInstant a couple months ago. It’s been a great experience so far. We’ve been signing up beta customers (big and small) primarily in the B2B SaaS space (for sales and support) and e-commerce (for assisted sales), and launching new features.

How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. He and I discuss his new book, The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time. What you need in order to develop a skill.

Hiring web developers

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Hiring Matters More Than Ever At The Startup Level


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.

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.

Developing a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Steve Blank

The class was designed to teach educators (and the entrepreneurs that support them) the Lean LaunchPad approach (Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Engineering) for teaching entrepreneurship. Align and train mentors to embrace customer development.