Hiring Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP.

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

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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

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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

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.

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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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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.

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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Top 40 Product Management Influencers 2017 [Highlights]

The Product Guy

I’m completely psyched to have made this year’s list of Top 40 Product Management Influencers of 2017 for the THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR! Julie Zhuo // Facebook Julie is the VP of Product Design at Facebook where she manages the design team responsible for the core Facebook experience.

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How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

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Employees, managers, and company leaders all benefit from a high EI. 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.

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.

3 Tips For Hiring Managers On How To Recruit Veterans


It’s great that so many businesses are saying they want to hire veterans. You have to do some legwork to meet them halfway, but for some hiring managers they might not know where to start, especially if they don’t have a military background.

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10 Unconventional Management Techniques That Work

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve been a manager in business for many years, and like most of you, I’ve also had my share of bad managers, as well as a few good ones. Here are ten tips which may surprise many of you, but I have found to be real difference makers: Go ahead, get close to the people you manage.

How to Hire Hiring Managers Who Know How to Manage

Inc Startups

When hiring hiring managers it's important to assess both their ability to manage well and to hire well. Too often the focus is on their individual contributor skills, not their ability to achieve remarkable team results

An Amazon Hiring Manager Reveals 6 Things Every Graduate Needs to Do Before Ending an Internship

Inc Startups

A hiring manager from the multibillion-dollar empire reveals the traits that separate average interns from potential job candidates. How to Hire the Best

Why Hiring Managers Need to Be Totally Responsible for Hiring

Inc Startups

Hiring managers need to be able to attract, assess, recruit, retain and develop top talent. Otherwise they'll be left to the whims of the HR department

A Day In The Life of A Social Media Manager


One may think social media managers are very lucky. But the truth is that a true social media manager has to work hard as any other worker in a modern organization. So, let us have a look at a typical work day of a social media manager.

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?

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.

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


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.

If All Hiring Managers Were Like This One, We'd Have an Amazing Workforce

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How to Hire the BestBarely anyone gives feedback after an interview. How would the world be different if they did?

10 Tips For Managing Entrepreneur Startup Overload

Startup Professionals Musings

Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. Most people can’t manage more than five items in their head, and when your list gets longer, it seems infinite. entrepreneur manage startup stress workload

90 Percent of Hiring Managers Surveyed Say This Interview Skill Makes Job Candidates Irresistible

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Glassdoor recently surveyed 750 hiring decision makers to find out what they thought were the critical skills a job candidate should have. How to Hire the Best

Training is Product Management

The Product Guy

Recently, I had the unique pleasure of being interviewed on the product management podcast, This is Product Management. As Founder of The Product Group and The Product Mentor I share insights on how product managers can find mentors, how to get new hires up to speed, and how senior product managers can grow into leaders. Highlights (4:58) Why does Jeremy think mentorship is so important to product managers? (12:10) product management mentor prodmgmt tpm

Hiring the Best People

Inc Startups

Patty McCord, Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, sees hiring as constant matchmaking. Building 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. ” McCord is the author of “How to Hire,” in the January–February 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review. Hiring Compensation Audio

This 1 Question Will Change the Way You Hire Employees

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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.

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

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

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The transition to management requires a transformation of thought. How to Hire the Best

4 Impactful Reasons Moms Make Great Managers

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Impactful Reasons Moms Make Great Managers. How to Hire the BestPromoting a working mother shouldn't be a dilemma.4

3 Sure-Fire Signs You Need To Hire Someone ASAP

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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

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


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.

8 Questions a Hiring Manager Should Never Ask

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When you are hiring people, make sure you keep all your questioning within the law

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. I promoted some director-level managers and then moved the responsibilities under another VP.

A Hiring Manager's Do-It-Yourself Guide to Recruiting

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As new recruiting tools become available it's becoming easier for hiring managers to do their own recruiting. These 10 steps will help you get started

6 Tools to Help You Manage a Remote Team

Up and Running

But when your employees work remotely, how can you best oversee their work, manage their projects, and brainstorm together? See Also: How to Hire Your First Employee. Project management is necessary for any team, but it’s especially handy when your team works remotely.

2 Major Mistakes Technical Managers Make When Hiring

Inc Startups

You can't adopt Google's hiring process and expect the same results. How to Hire the Best

Hiring The First Batch Of Employees For Your Startup


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.

A 10-Step Recruiting Primer for Hiring Managers

Inc Startups

Hiring managers have a critical role in recruiting top candidates. These 10 steps will help every hiring manager understand what it takes to build a strong team It goes far beyond conducting an insightful professional interview, although this is part of it.

This Artificial Intelligence Can Use Social Media to Tell Hiring Managers About Your Personality

Inc Startups

Hiring managers can use the artificial intelligence to predict your behavior based on Twitter, Facebook and other public information. Innovate

The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire

Feld Thoughts

Was Person X well respected by the people he managed? 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.

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.