HR and Recruiting

3 Stages of Efficient Recruiting of Engineers

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

The experienced engineer is perpetually solicited via LinkedIn, meet ups, phone, text, and email about transitioning careers. To many geeks (read: engineers), they view recruiters as meat-market proprietors. They call blindly and ask for engineers by name, or send emails titled “Re: career follow-up”…

HR and Recruiting

How to Promote Employee Health and Fitness with Welbe

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Meet Nathan. Nathan is a top-performing employee with high potential. He’s always on time, doesn’t make a run for it when five o’clock strikes, willingly assists his team members, and sees projects through to the end. Unfortunately, by dedicating so much time to work,…

Tips & How To’s

How to Get Press for Your Startup

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Getting the attention of the media for your startup can be as important as getting funding. Your startup is new and will benefit from the promotion and consumer trust that a mention on a large news outlet brings. Most founders have a hard time…

Entrepreneur

5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #4: Learn the Art of the Pivot

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Entrepreneurs spend countless hours preparing for the perfect pitch to potential investors. They’ll sometimes come armed with robust business plans, spreadsheets, decks, and thoughtful projections to back up their assertions about the exact path they’ll take to scale and grow. This is the fourth in…

Tips & How To’s

How to Recruit Star Talent on Social Media

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

There’s no question; social media has become a crucial part of our lives and our businesses. We use social media to connect with far away friends and families, maintain casual social connections, and to connect with brands and companies in which we have interest….

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Reports & Rankings

Top 15 Most Entrepreneurial Countries in the World

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It may surprise a few people, but the United States isn’t actually one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world – at least when it comes to the percentage of entrepreneurs among its population. According to the 2014 Global Report conduced by the…

Digital nomad

Sail Around the World While Coworking on Coboat

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

You wake up to the rocking of the ship, then grab a delicious breakfast in the sun before launching into the day’s work. Meetings and brainstorming are interrupted only by diving and sunbathing, and you watch the sunset over drinks with your fellow coworkers….

Dev & Design

The 10 Worst Kinds of Software Developers

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

What are the traits that make up a bad software developer? In a question first posed to the Quora community back in 2010, the topic of what characteristics make or break a software developer is still very much relevant to this day (indeed, considering…

Culture

10 Women-Friendly Tech Startups

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ten startups released numbers showing how women-friendly they are, as part of the launch of San Francisco startup Doxa. We’re talking pay gaps, percentage of women at the company (and in tech and leadership), maternity leave, and who gets promoted. Kiva, for example, boasts…

Entrepreneur

5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #3: Hire People Smarter Than You

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

In this series, we’ve discussed characteristics of thriving social entrepreneurs. First, we looked at the need to be a good problem solver: if you’re building a business that creates social impact, you need to start by identifying the problem you want to solve. Second,…

Culture

Building Transparency in the Workplace with Tech

By | Jun 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

It’s clear that transparency in the workplace can help build better trust, engagement, and all-around happier employees. Not to mention, it gives employers increased visibility into the inner workings of the company. That level of transparency is fueled by social and workplace technologies. Without…

HR and Recruiting

Remote Interview is Changing How IT Employees Get Hired

By | Jun 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Most companies maintain an IT department, and coders can be an invaluable aspect of this team. However, this is not a skill-set that can be accurately reflected by a resume or CV file. The reality is that anyone can claim to have advanced coding…

Finance

10 Due Diligence Tips for Business Acquisition and Buy Outs

By | Jun 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

The acquisition of another business to bolster an already existing company is a fast, efficient way of achieving business growth almost overnight – that is, if it’s done correctly. And of course, given that a large proportion of acquisitions are undertaken due to there…

Legal

Ripped Off by Ripoff Report: Dealing with Online Defamation

By | Jun 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

Why do small business owners sometimes recoil at the mention of Ripoff Report? Nine times out of ten, entrepreneurs’ animosity is rooted in the site’s “no removal” policy. To be clear: Ripoff Report is not opposed to redacting certain information in specific situations. However,…