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Everwise Raises $16M, Launches Employee Skill Development Platform

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

Today, San Francisco-based Everwise has announced the successful close of a $16 million Series B round. Their latest round is led by Sequoia Capital, with support from prior investors Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Network. The company is said to use their latest injection…

Culture

Customer Service Advice From the Floor of a Consumer Electronics Store

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

  For many months, I worked at a consumer electronics store. While there, I learned some important lessons from the owner, who we will call Jason. Jason was a nice guy to me, but carried out some less-than-ideal business practices. He rarely told us…

News

An Increase in Job Training Decreases Resignation Letters

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

For the past year, at least 2.7 million people each month have said “I quit” to their employer (source). That’s well over 3,500 every hour. Obviously, there are a lot of reasons why people quit, but one that I am particularly interested in is…

Product

4 Steps to Scale Fast and Not Kill Your Company’s Momentum

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Things are going great. Your company is growing faster than a teenager in baby clothes…Huh?? You get the point. While this is an exciting time, it’s also a time when your company is vulnerable. Scaling fast generally means things are headed in a positive…

HR and Recruiting

3 Steps for Successful High-Growth Hiring

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Recruiting and hiring in a company experiencing high growth is one of the wildest career roller coasters you can ride as a recruiter. The climb to the top—sourcing a potential hire with incredible skills, making connections, landing great talent—is exhilarating, exciting and full of…

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HR and Recruiting

Best Practices for Employee Training and Onboarding

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

Remember the first few months in your last corporate job? If you do, that’s probably not a good sign. Like user experience in any software, the most effective onboarding is the transparent kind, that the employee doesn’t feel like they need to “handle” or…

HR and Recruiting

Optimum Onboarding: How to Make Sure Your New Employees Shine in Their First 90 Days

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

As a serial entrepreneur of nearly 20 years, I’ve become increasingly convinced that the single greatest asset any company has is its people. Not only is culture the cornerstone of building a successful company, it gives company leaders a competitive advantage to create an…

Business

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Hiring Startup Talent

By | Jan 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Startup CEOs often say the number-one thing that makes their company successful is a tight-knit team–one that’s able to collaborate and continually improve the business. But finding the right fit for any position can be tough, and all startups make mistakes when it comes…