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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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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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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.

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.

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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Why Veterans Make the Best Hires

Inc Startups

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

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.

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

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.

Why Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Simple, you can hire a virtual assistant to ease the burden of work on you. For example hiring someone to do the prior research and leaving the writing part which is your core competency on you. The post Why Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant?

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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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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How to Hire More Accountable Employees

Inc Startups

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

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

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.

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

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestThanks, Google.

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

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.

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 Efficiency Through Technology

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The post Hiring Efficiency Through Technology appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. In every aspect of our lives, new technologies being presented to us on a daily basis.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ask This One Interview Question to Avoid Hiring Cultural Misfits

Inc Startups

A better approach is to avoid hiring people who don't fit anywhere. How to Hire the BestCultural fit is not only hard to define it's impossible to objectively assess. The others will likely then fit perfectlyin your company.

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.

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.

A Simple Way to Stop Making Dumb Hiring Decisions

Inc Startups

Too many people are hired based on the quality oftheir presentation skills. By scripting the first 30 minutes of the interview you can be sure to hire people based on their actual ability. How to Hire the Best

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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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. Grow Human Capital freelancing hiring freelancers HR human capital human resources outsourcing

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time

Inc Startups

How to Hire the BestA framework will help you avoid these common (and sometimes fatal) errors.

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.

Hiring The First Batch Of Employees For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

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. For a start, you will need to decide how many people you need to hire in your startup.

6 Keys To Hiring The Best Team For Your New Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Of course, it’s no surprise that most entrepreneurs don’t have a background in hiring teams, and don’t have a budget for training or human resource consultants. Not planning ahead, and only hiring people in the crisis of an open position is a recipe for creating dysfunctional teams.

My New Sales Rep Had No Chance of Getting Hired, Until He Said This to Me

Inc Startups

Here's why you should re-evaluate your hiring process. How to Hire the Best

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.

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.

How To Hire Hybrid Talent For Your Startup

YFS Magazine

All or nothing is not the best plan when hiring employees for your startup. Grow Human Capital company culture hiring employees HR

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.