How To Match Your Startup Stage To Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

You are now entering the rollout stage , with money required for marketing, hiring a full-time team, and a production process. Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time.

Many Startup Cultures Cannot Match The Market Pace

Startup Professionals Musings

A common practice is to hire local employees who know the geographic culture, even though this may well dilute the company culture. There is no time to be changing your culture to match the lifecycle.

6 Changes To Your Hiring Process To Attract The Best

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.

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[Malaysia] Startups Unite To Form Launchpad, An Intern Matching Platform

YoungUpstarts

And many of these startups, some flush with cash and others eyeing international expansion, are hiring. The problem, however, is knowing which startups are hiring. Ideaspotting Asia interns internship job Malaysia skills matching startup

Oracle & The Cloud: A Match Made in Heaven

The Startup Magazine

Many companies decide to hire a third-party Oracle consultant to ensure they are purchasing the correct products and properly implementing them. Including guides on hiring an Oracle consultant company.

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4 Things You Should Consider When Hiring A Human Resource Recruiting Agency

YoungUpstarts

Both small businesses that don’t have the time or experience to do it right and large businesses seeking experts or a large number of new hires tend to need help. A common solution is hiring a human resources or HR recruiting agency.

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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. seek out the perfect match and tell them why you’re special.

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Small Business and Startups: Finding Your Match

crowdSPRING Blog

But of equal importance to how you apportion resources is in who you hire to do the job. Hiring a great support team is like casting a great movie or finding the perfect match on PlentyOfFish. Happy hiring! Macrophoto of two match heads , Wikipedia. hiring.

People Matching

Rob Go

When entrepreneurs think about approaching VC’s to cultivate a relationship for a round, they often try to match their company with what the VC has funded in the past. So, I think it’s sometimes tough to pattern-match based on sectors. But I do think it’s pretty successful to pattern-match based on founders. So if you’re doing you are thinking about how to best approach investors, don’t automatically just pattern-match based on sectors.

Advice On How To Make Your First Analytics Hire

View from Seed

Recently, I’ve been working with a few of our portfolio companies to help them think about how to recruit and interview their first analytics hire. When to make your first analytics hire. So when should you start thinking about your first analytics hire?

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.

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Understand learning profiles before hiring

Version One Ventures

I believe the answer is rooted in learning: we are happiest with and engaged in our work when our personal learning profile matches that of our jobs and tasks at hand. My hypothesis: people remain engaged when their learning profile matches that of their job. .

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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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Build On-Demand Teams Instead of Hiring Employees

Startup Professionals Musings

With the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today can’t afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. Conventional hiring strategies usually follow a vanilla approach to talent acquisition.

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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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InternMatch: Helping Match Student Interns and Startups

ReadWriteStart

Students are looking for internships, and employers, in turn, when they go to hire are looking for students who've had some sort of internship or work experience. Internships are becoming an increasingly important bridge between students' academic and work careers.

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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[Infographic] 5 Hiring Tips For Warp-Speed Recruiting

YoungUpstarts

But recruiters need to get used to these facts as the Millennials start to enter the workforce; their challenge is to sieve out and match the best talent to the workplace. And for that they need to abandon obsolescent hiring practices – job classifieds in newspapers, anybody?

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How To Hire A Great Project Manager

YoungUpstarts

This article is to help Hiring Managers improve their practices to find the best Project Managers for their needs. h4> With cost-cutting measures in place at a lot of firms, hiring managers are trying to do more with less people.

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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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What Not to Look for When Hiring: Experience!

Mike Michalowicz

In the market to hire someone? Everyone looking for their next hire seems to look for the “best” employee, as defined by their experience. So, when you are hiring someone, look beyond how much or how little experience someone has. Once you do find a match, hire them.

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From School to Startup: Bain’s StartUp Academy Matches College Students With Portfolio Companies

ReadWriteStart

His old firm, Bain Capital, is taking on the problem of hiring talented tech workers by training them itself. The CEO was a huge believer in hiring people only from college. Mitt Romney is growing his own. Well, sort of.

Hiring Hybrid: How To Use Old-Fashioned And Modern Tactics To Find Talent

YoungUpstarts

by Jake Villarreal, co-founder and president of Match Relevant. But depending solely on the newest systems to build a team could actually prevent you from hiring the best talent you need to develop a strong, sustainable company.

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Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude Over Aptitude)

Both Sides of the Table

This will be the team who hires the most talented people, channels them in the most productive configuration and gets the most output from their unique capabilities. Only hire A players. But it is general pattern matching. They hired him when he was an MBA.

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When To ‘Swipe Right’ On Potential New Hires

YFS Magazine

While looking for your next hire, yes — you’re committing to “The One.” But it’s also not the end of the world if things don’t work out long term, so remove the pressure of looking for your forever match. Grow Human Capital hiring employees HR human capital

How do I figure out who my next important hire should be?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The question is: How do you decide what role is most important to hire for? If I hire someone to do X, I’ll have time for Y and Z. Hire the best person for that role. Examples: You hire the VP of Engineering for Facebook.

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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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Hiring at a Startup? Know Thy Weaknesses

Both Sides of the Table

But whether it’s Naval’s “power of two&# or my “start things and then hire your co-founder&# approach the reality is that you’ll need to find a partner. Resist the temptation to hire clones of you. This is part of my ongoing series on Startup Advice.

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How to convince a startup to hire you

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Ambitious Sailor writes: How can a former navy officer with twelve solid years of overseas defense contracting experience convince a tech startup to hire him as their business guy? Now, does the startup you find have to match exactly on every point?

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Four Criteria for Hiring an Innovation Speaker

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Four Criteria for Hiring an Innovation Keynoter. You don’t have to hire me as your innovation speaker, but if you hire one, you’ll be well served if you pay attention to these four criteria and my comments in bold. Let this post work as a guide for meeting planners.

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5 Ways to Avoid A Disaster When Hiring

Transformify

No matter the effort that has been put in, you may hire the wrong person for the job. As a matter of fact, hiring disasters are very common in business. Fortunately, there are a few ways to avoid hiring disasters. An unclear job is likely to result in badly matched candidates.

The ultimate, way too extensive guide to hiring the perfect co-founder

The Next Web

So what can you do if nobody you currently know matches that description? If you’re reading this, you probably know that finding a co-founder can be tricky business. Some entrepreneurs are lucky enough to start their company with somebody they knew beforehand.

5 reasons you should stop hiring based on titles

The Next Web

Here are a few ways hiring based on titles alone fails to serve the needs of a growing business. Approach this process with a thoughtful and honest attitude to reveal the core skills your new hire should possess. Banking juggernaut Goldman Sachs recently hired former U.S.

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Small Business and Startup Tips: Hire and be Human

crowdSPRING Blog

As he was relating these to me, I started thinking about our own hiring and interviewing process at crowdSPRING and what we might be doing well and where we could improve. After all what you are looking for is a great match; the perfect person to fill that job.

How Startups Can Convince Young Professionals To Join Their Fledgling Sales Team

YoungUpstarts

High-growth startups in the software sales space need to hire adept salespeople to be competitive. If high ongoing salaries are a problem, consider a hiring bonus. This builds a better match for a longer-lasting relationship.

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4 Attributes Your Next VP Of Sales Must Possess When Expanding To New Markets

YoungUpstarts

When it’s time to hire a VP of Sales, there are a few common attributes you’re probably quick to look for. But how much are you considering factors like a new hire’s existing network? Of course, the reality is that a lot of this starts with who you hire.

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How to hire the right developer for your tech startup

The Next Web

Since this process was rather tricky for us, I want to share a step-by-step process you can follow to hire the right talent for your idea. Do I want to hire an individual or a company? Do I want to hire a contractor or employer? Step 3: Hiring, or how do I get started?

From School to Startup: Bain’s StartUp Academy Matches College Students With Portfolio Companies

ReadWriteStart

His old firm, Bain Capital, is taking on the problem of hiring talented tech workers by training them itself. The CEO was a huge believer in hiring people only from college. We can go to these campuses across the country on behalf of our portfolio, find great kids and match them up with our companies.” Mitt Romney is growing his own. Well, sort of.

Hire today or gone tomorrow: How your startup is getting lapped by companies who know how to hire

This is going to be BIG.

Still, I contend that most companies have no idea how to hire, and in the last week, my theory got proved to me several times over. I wasn't hiring, but I agreed to meet him due to his generous offer. What's unfortunate is that the company that wanted to hire him is a great company with a really inspiring founder--but it left a bad taste in the candidate's mouth. I know the team who hired this person--he wouldn't have gotten an offer if he wasn't terrific.

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Is Now the Time to Hire MBAs?

Ben's Blog

Conventional wisdom among smart technology entrepreneurs says not to hire people with Masters in Business Administration (MBAs) into startups. My friend Peter Thiel once warned a young entrepreneur: “Never ever hire an MBA; they will ruin your company.” So, with everyone convinced that MBAs are useless, I wonder: Is now the time to hire MBAs? In any case, the episode did not make me want to hire more MBAs.

5 things that suck (about hiring new employees) and 10 things companies can do about it

crowdSPRING Blog

We hear all the time about the importance of hiring the right people and the expanding universe of advice can be overwhelming; hire slow and fire fast, only hire the “right&# candidate; ask probing questions; check all references; blah blah blah. hiring.

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7 Common Staffing Mistakes That Doom Many Businesses

Startup Professionals Musings

Business success is all about having the best team, yet the average entrepreneur has little prior experience with hiring people and building top-notch teams. Crisis mode hires too often get done without due consideration for strategic fit, training requirements, and cultural considerations.

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Taking The Plunge – 5 Steps To Recruiting Your First Employees For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

One of the crucial steps in getting your business up and running is to hire your first employees. is probably not the best approach to hiring for your business. Hiring must be a priority or at the very least, scheduled into your busy day to ensure it is done effectively.