HR and Recruiting

7 HR Mistakes That Will Make Your Employees Consider Quitting

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that HR departments get a bad wrap. Whether it’s Toby on The Office or just your everyday workplace complaints, these employees have dedicated their time to making sure the office runs smoothly. Unfortunately, this kind of job can lead to a lot…

HR and Recruiting

New Jersey

Why Companies Should Invest in an Internal Marketing Team

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Businesses spend thousands (sometimes tens of thousands) of dollars to market themselves by looking to outside avenues like social media, ad platforms, email marketing and search engine optimization. A far more effective investment is creating a well-equipped internal marketing team — a team of satisfied,…

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Hiring Is Your Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that people are…

HR and Recruiting

9 Traits of a Rockstar Part-Time CFO

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you are taking on funding or expanding your businesses, and looking to add a CFO, but may only need one part-time, what are the traits that you need to focus on. We asked nine entrepreneurs what they look for in a part-time CFO?…

HR and Recruiting

Why Companies Are Hiring Employees Without a Tech Degree

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

When you’re getting ready to hire a new employee, how much stock are you putting in the “education” section of that résumé? Many employers feel that a higher level of formal education provides an easily applicable screening criterion that helps weed out unqualified job…

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4 Actionable Employee Retention Strategies Every Business Should Follow

By | Oct 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Retaining employee should be the priority of every business. As a matter of fact, using strategies to retain employee should be the most important job of the manager. Unfortunately, this turns out to be a greater challenge to the manager than most things, as…

HR and Recruiting

Here’s the Biggest Rule to Remember When Firing Someone

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

Proper communication is one of the most important skills in tech, because if you don’t have it, you won’t get anywhere. You might have every software developer tool possible under your hood, but if you can’t connect with a superior in a job interview,…

Entrepreneur

Los Angeles

Spend the Money and Bring On the Right People

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

If you don’t have the right team and hire the best people for the job, your company will go through more hills and valleys than you’ll want. We talked with Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group what he’s done to hire the best…

Culture

3 Ways Startups Can Build Team & Retain Talent

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Many startups today underestimate the importance of human capital  – the collective sum of the attributes, life experience, knowledge, inventiveness, energy, and enthusiasm that employees choose to invest in their work. Research shows that investing in people, particularly those with relevant industry specific knowledge…

HR and Recruiting

How to Streamline Recruiting With an Applicant Tracking System

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

Choosing candidates, interviewing them, evaluating their performance really takes a lot of time. To make this process more streamlined companies are looking to applicant tracking systems (ATS).  These platforms can help recruit the right employees.  Features to Consider An ATS software allows businesses to…

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…

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…