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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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Don't Hire Employees. Hire Peers

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestHere's how to creating a company of equals.

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 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. And you obviously will hire someone who is high on both competence and culture fit. This is a deadly mistake in a startup, as this is exactly the wrong person to hire. Recruiting hiring recruiting wsj

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How To Hire Great Employees

YoungUpstarts

Look for these habits when you interview and make hiring decisions. Don’t hire people at any position if you don’t believe they can be decisive. Professionalisms hiring employees hiring practices human resources interview techniques job interviews Ross Kimbarovsky

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.

Debunking The Biggest Myths Of Hiring: Four Faulty Beliefs That Could Be Hindering Your Company’s Selection Process 

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Wintrip, author of “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “ There’s a shortage of skilled workers across all industries in the country. Hiring delays indicate a problem with your selection process, not a talent flow issue.

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. At that point, we hired a woman named Stephanie Wallace to be our Controller. Instead of hiring this person, you should encourage them to go get a job at a scaled-up startup and learn the ropes there, rather than with you.

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

Deciding To Hire Staff For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

The most common one is the need to hire staff. A PEO can help you with hiring, tracking, and developing talent so that you can keep a sharp, effective workforce. So now that the logistics of adding new staff are a little less intimidating, let’s look at why you might want to hire them.

How to Use Your Company Website to Hire Better

Up and Running

It seems that every day I hear more examples from employers about how difficult it is to hire right now. We have the lowest unemployment in 10 years, more jobs going unfilled than ever, and a record high on the amount of time it takes to hire—nearly 30 days.

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. If you’re looking to meet some great Boulder companies looking for technical help in person, check out the Boulder Tech Job Fair Sept. 11 from 3-7 p.m. at the Boulder Chamber building, 2440 Pearl Street in Boulder.

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.

How To Hire Your First Employee

YoungUpstarts

This is not a bad thing per se and could be an indication of more solopreneurs finding enough success to grow their business into something larger by hiring people to work for them. Hiring employees can be time consuming and an expensive process.

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. This phenomenon is especially true of CFOs and sales VPs as these leaders are usually hired later in the company’s lifecycle and the best people can be extremely picky waiting for the right first-league company to come along. HiringIn Europe, most sports leagues participate in a system of Promotion and Relegation.

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

Hiring the Best People

Inc Startups

Patty McCord, Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, sees hiring as constant matchmaking. ” McCord is the author of “How to Hire,” in the January–February 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review. Hiring Compensation AudioBuilding a team of people that gets amazing work done, she says, requires managers to really know what they need, and for HR to actually understand the workings of the business.

3 Under-the-Radar Tricks For Hiring Decent Millennials

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3 Under-the-Radar Tricks For Hiring Decent Millennials. How to Hire the Best

Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

Up and Running

It could be time to hire some help. If you own your own business and find that you simply don’t have enough time on your hands to be able to do all the things you need to do, you may be asking yourself should you hire an employee? . Should you hire a new employee?

Hiring Employees? First, Create A Recruitment Plan

YFS Magazine

Planning ahead will increase the quality of your recruitment process, minimizing costly hiring mistakes and ensuring your business is well-equipped for future growth. Grow Human Capital company culture employee recruitment hiring employees HR human capital human resources recruiting

How to Spot a Bad Hire, and 4 Sure Ways to Hire Better Talent

Inc Startups

Hiring takes up a lot of time. Here are four tricks I've learned to ensure you're hiring top talent while spending less time on your hiring process. How to Hire the Best

Why Veterans Make the Best Hires

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestFor starters, they are dedicated and disciplined.

The Psychology of Hiring Great People

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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. This is especially dangerous when hiring mistakes happen at a time when the company is still young and its culture is loosely defined.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. You now have two issues: sourcing and hiring. Have they found and hired developers?

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15 Steps to Hiring Employees

Up and Running

If you’re ready to hire your first employee, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Before you hire your first employee, you’ll need to set up your EIN, or Employer Identification Number. See Also: Is It Time to Hire an Employee? Interview and hire.

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. As I’ve progressed in my career, however, I’ve come to believe in the importance of another, less discussed principle as the company grows: Hire people who are different from you, and who will have the courage to challenge you when it matters. Time to step up: Hiring the VP of Sales. Hiring different at Opsware.

The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire

Feld Thoughts

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. I try to be thoughtful and direct in my responses, but I’m increasingly annoyed by the generic nature of the questions.

How to Hire More Accountable Employees

Inc Startups

Consider accountability at the earliest stage of engaging potential hires. How to Hire the Best

How To Hire Rock Star Employees

YoungUpstarts

Hiring someone who will be “highly admired” in the workplace is the ultimate goal when filling any type of position. In a 2015 small business survey, 42% of small business owners identified hiring new talent as their biggest challenge.

New Research: Go Ahead and Hire That Overqualified Candidate

Inc Startups

According to science (and HR experts), your worries about hiring the overqualified are misplaced. How to Hire the Best

Here Are All the Documents You Need to Hire Like Google (for Free)

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestThanks, Google.

4 Hiring Challenges Every Startup Will Face

YFS Magazine

Ready to hire new employees? Here are some of the biggest hurdles you will face to make your first hire and steps you can take to overcome them. Grow Human Capital hiring employees hiring tips HR

Six Tips To Help Businesses Fix Their Broken Hiring Processes

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Wintrip, “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “ Everyone knows that hiring within an organization can be a stressful, confusing, and tedious process. Use a hiring team to avoid making bad hires.

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? There’s simply too much nuance and too many options, all with varied pros and cons, to suggest a silver bullet in your hiring process.

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This 1 Question Will Change the Way You Hire Employees

Inc Startups

Leaders and hiring managers need to know the right interview strategies so they can spot the best. How to Hire the BestThis one question will do just that.

10 Ways To Kill A Growing Business With Bad Hires

Gust

Every startup with any traction quickly reaches a point where they need to hire employees to grow the business. At this point you need superstars and versatile future executives, yet your in-house hiring processes and focus are at their weakest. Image via Flickr by Hobvias Sudoneighm.

3 Sure-Fire Signs You Need To Hire Someone ASAP

YFS Magazine

Here are 3 signs that will help you determine if you need to outsource, delegate, and hire help right now. Grow Human Capital back office delegation hiring employees HR human capital human resources managing workflow outsourcing productivity

Amazon Wants to Hire 50,000 People, But Only 20,000 Actually Applied Yesterday

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestWith low unemployment and many other options for workers, the online giant faces a recruiting challenge.

These Are the Most Important Soft Skills for Employees to Have, According to Hiring Managers

Inc Startups

Hiring for these soft skills can signal a more adaptable and versatile team player. How to Hire the Best

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Virtual Assistants

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The decision of hiring a virtual assistant is really important because not only will you be saving time and money, but it will also improve the productivity of your business. Avoid the following pitfalls to be able to make the most of your decision to hire a virtual assistant.