HR and Recruiting

Why Cofounders Need to Learn to Hire Fast

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Together with my cofounders Dmytro (CTO) and Serge (Product) we started Preply in 2013, a global marketplace for online tutoring. We had been bootstrapping until we joined the Techstars family in 2015, then started expanding our team. One thing founders will realize is that your…

Diversity

Boston

Four Ways to Design a Bias-Free Hiring Process

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Every organization I’ve ever worked with has used the pipeline excuse to justify a male-dominated workforce. I heard too many times, “We would love to hire more women but we just can’t find them.” While pipeline issues are more real in some industries than…

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Culture

London

7 Leadership Lessons For Running a Digital Team

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Running a busy digital startup means I’m having to juggle a lot on a daily basis. From sales and recruitment calls, to team meetings and business development. If you are a founder, then you can relate to being pulled in all directions. As a…

HR and Recruiting

London

Benefits of In-House, Outsource and Upskill Manager Talent for Startups

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

For early-stage startups ready to begin scaling up, one of the biggest challenges is hiring the right people. The reason is that the vast majority of startups suffer from a lack of brand recognition compared to their larger, more established tech rivals, meaning they…

HR and Recruiting

Phoenix

6 Common Mistakes Founders Make When Scaling their Businesses

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The path to scaling a business is lined with its fair share of unforeseen obstacles. For all the unknown and unpredictable challenges that exist, there are just as many easily avoidable missteps founders tend to make on the road to achieving growth. In business,…

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HR and Recruiting

Palo Alto

How Adding an HR Professional Can Help You Retain Talent

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:15 am

Employees are the lifeline of any business. We all know that one bad hire can damage your team and your brand. After seven years in being in business, we added a full-time human resource specialist to our team of nearly 30 people. This was…

HR and Recruiting

Los Angeles

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

Hiring your first few employees can often be as hard as choosing your cofounders. Especially in the early days of your startup, when you’re often only months from running out of money, hiring the wrong person can be disastrous. Yet it’s hard to accurately…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

13 Traits Startup Sales Executives Need to Be Successful

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it’s time to build a sales team, there are traits you need to look for in your employees. Selling a product isn’t just about closing the deal, it’s about building relationships for your startup along the way. We asked 13 entrepreneurs what they…

HR and Recruiting

Arlington

Why Millennials Will Move for the Perfect Job

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The millennial is elusive. For one thing, they’re just a collection of people who are roughly the same age, even though the category of “humans born in the 80s and 90s” covers a mass of different life experiences. On top of that, plenty of misguided…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

8 Tips to Building the Best Advisory Board for Your Company

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Having an advisory board with people who have been there, done that, can help you avoid a lot of mistakes and steer your company in the right direction. When it comes time to put together an advisory board it needs to be a thoughtful…

HR and Recruiting

San Francisco

How to Build an In-House Data Science Team From Scratch

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Technology tends to favor teams that have a firm grasp on data and analytics, and you can create one from scratch. At a recent tech conference I noticed two very clear patterns. First, the virtual/augmented reality economy is going to be as big as…

HR and Recruiting

12 Unspoken Rules of Talent Acquisition in Online Startup

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Acquiring talent can be tricky especially if your startup just launched, and it might be tempting to hire newbies and amateurs. Instead, entrepreneurs should practice unwritten rules to acquire the talent they deem necessary for building a successful startup. As such, these rules should help…

HR and Recruiting

Seattle

4 Ways Startups Can Structure Job Interviews to Avoid Bias

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job interview is a tricky task for any company, but it’s a sink or swim task for an early-stage startup. Keeping a company’s culture intact and healthy is essential, and when a company is just a handful of individuals, any new hire will…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

Matthew Abeles of BuiltWorlds Media on Hiring Slow

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Formulating the right mixture of talent and skill set to create the right team might take time. We talked with Matthew Abeles  cofounder and managing director of BuiltWorlds Media, on how he approaches hiring and firing. Name some people who have inspired you. My first mentor, Michael…