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. Traditional job descriptions used in hiring and for performance evaluations tend to be very specific. Competency-Based Hiring And Success.

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5 Steps To Hiring Your First Employees

YoungUpstarts

Hiring your first employee is exciting and time-consuming. Still, there’s more — from legal requirements to onboarding, keep these steps in mind as you hire your first employee. Report new employee to your state’s new hire reporting agency and post required notices in the office.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Purposeful Hiring For Startups

The Startup Magazine

For a person with no HR experience, it can be intimidating knowing who to hire. Here are three hiring tips anyone can apply. Hiring with purpose. Another aspect of purposeful hiring is attaining employees the company needs.

Highlights from NextView’s inaugural Hiring Bootcamp

View from Seed

Last week, we hosted our very first portfolio-only Hiring Bootcamp in NYC, led by NextView’s talent advisor Kristen Caldwell. The quest for building such hiring machine is universal across companies at various stages. Hiring & Talent Portfolio Resources

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Are You Hiring Candidates With High Integrity?

YoungUpstarts

What should you look for if you want to hire people with high integrity? With that in mind, you would be right to assume that Buffett knows a thing or two about the hiring process and how to hire the right person to contribute to your overall business success.

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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

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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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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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Why Use Warrant Searches in your Hiring

The Startup Magazine

It goes without saying that we have to be twice as careful if we are planning to hire new employees or even finding new tenants for our investment property. The post Why Use Warrant Searches in your Hiring appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Hiring Your First Employee? 6 Things You Should Know

YFS Magazine

Although it will eat up a big chunk of your time, hiring your first employee is well worth whatever amount of time you need to dedicate to the task. Grow Human Capital employee recruitment hiring employees hiring tips HR

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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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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.

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Rockstars Wanted? 6 Things To Look for In Your Next Hire

YoungUpstarts

Hiring a new employee is more expensive than you think. According to a 2010 study from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California-Berkeley, the average cost of a new hire is $4,000, plus salary and benefits. Who’s Your Star Hire?

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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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Fractional Hiring

Mike Michalowicz

I wish I could stake claim to the phrase “fractional hiring,” but I can’t. The concept is this: Highly skilled labor, who, in the past, was only available as a full time hire or in an extended consultative capacity, is now available for specific, short term tasks and at a moments notice.

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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.

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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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Startups Looking to Hire CU Students?

Feld Thoughts

Dear Founders and Friends, As students at CU Boulder, we have noticed that there are many startups that would love hire more interns and full time employees from the university, and lots of students would love to work at a startup. We have created a simple form to get a better idea of the positions available for students at startups that we would greatly appreciate if you could fill out: I’d like to hire some CU Students! Go sign up to hire some CU Students !

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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.

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Dodge These Pitfalls Hiring New Employees

YoungUpstarts

Hiring the best employees for your business is always going to be an advantage. That’s right, hiring the best workers could eventually save your business time and money. Although, there are still issues you need to consider when hiring new workers.

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4 Ways AI Is Solving Seasonal Hiring Challenges

YoungUpstarts

In fact, the top four industries that hire more people in readiness for the seasonal period are retail, hospitality, tourism and media. However, volume recruitment and seasonal hiring create many challenges to the recruitment process that many organizations experience time and time again.

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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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[Infographic] The Financial Cost Of A Bad Hire

YoungUpstarts

The best recruiters know this fact: always hire the best talent one can afford. It’s not only because great hires add tremendous value to the company; the problem is that the opposite is also true – there’s a cost that comes with poor hiring decisions.

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13 Ways to Ensure You Always Hire the Right Person

Up and Running

Here at Palo Alto Software , we take hiring pretty seriously. I should know—we just wrapped up a lengthy hiring process within the marketing department. To that end, I reached out to the Young Entrepreneur Council , to ask for their advice on how to avoid hiring the wrong person.

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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.

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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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4 Things To Do Before Hiring Your First Employees

YoungUpstarts

The decision to hire your first members of staff will not have been taken lightly. There are many reasons why you might want to hire employees, as you may not have the time to focus on multiple projects, or you might simply want to expand your business to reach your sales goals.

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Hiring Employees: Should I Hire New Graduates Or Seasoned Talent?

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital hiring employees hiring interns HR human capital human resourcesUltimately, when you strike the right balance between fresh talent and experienced professionals you will create a progressive company culture that is poised to meet the diverse needs of the market.

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10 Entrepreneur Quotes Leading to Hiring Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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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.

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.

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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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Onboarding your first Sales Hire as an Entrepreneur

For Entrepreneurs

Stephanie joined Xamarin as its first non-engineering hire in. Recruiting SaaS Sales Startup Help Customer Success Growth Hiring Sales and MarketingIn today’s blogpost I would like to introduce my partner for Zero to 100, Stephanie (Schatz) Friedman. Stephanie has been an executive in 3 successful startups and was most recently the SVP of Sales and Customer Success at Xamarin which has since been acquired by Microsoft.

Tips On Making The Right Employee Hires

YoungUpstarts

The main thing that you need to do before interviewing prospective hires is to make a list of what you are looking for. These tests are usually very detailed and will provide you with a lot of information that can make the hiring process much easier.

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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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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.

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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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8 Scientific Steps For Hiring The Best Salesperson

YoungUpstarts

While the science and data debate persists among salespeople, with each side having valid points, the issue becomes clearer when discussing the best practices of hiring of a salesperson. Bad hires not only affect the company’s bottom line but can ultimately impact the lives of its employees.

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5 Things To Do To Make Sure Your First Hire Is A Good One

YoungUpstarts

Perhaps almost as exciting as starting a new business is making your first hire. So the last thing you want to do is have it all go wrong by hiring someone who’s a bad fit, making mistakes with their paperwork or paycheck, or failing to do your proper due diligence on the candidate.

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Growing our team: V1 is hiring an associate

Version One Ventures

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. News Analyst associate hiring Venture capital Version One

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