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3 Traits to Look for During Your Next New Hire Interview

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

There’s a lot of pressure on growing businesses and even larger companies to hire for cultural fit. Alarming new findings show that poor cultural fit due to turnover can cost companies between 50 and 60 percent of the person’s annual salary, a cost startups and…

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5 Reasons to Hire People on Characteristics

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

At any given point in time at a fast growing startup, you’re hiring across functions, levels and specific disciplines. It’s difficult to find someone who checks all the boxes across the most important skills, let alone someone who has the combination of those talents…

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5 Interview Tips to Help Developers Land Their Dream Job

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

Not all job interviews are equal. The more specific or technical information an applicant is required to master, the more intensely they get grilled before landing the high-paying gig that’s a perfect fit for their talent. There are plenty of applicable tips to help would-be developers…

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5 Entrepreneurs Share Advice on Building Teams

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Building the right teams can make or break a startup and finding the right people to fit the company culture is a priority as well. After all, if you don’t have a qualified team of motivated employees to develop, sell, market, and eventually bask…

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6 In-Demand Tech Jobs That Startups Need in 2017

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 11:20 am

Both startups and larger companies have some common needs – IT people. The jobs outlook for 2017 is going to see a lot of the same need for tech employees, from software engineers, to web developers, data scientists and more. This is great news…

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Recruiting Great Talent Nowadays Requires Great Storytelling

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 10:20 am

Recruiting is no longer a transactional field. It’s now a creative field. This shift runs deeper than the cosmetic rebrand to “talent acquisition”. As competition for top talent continues to increase, companies have to rethink how they can stand out to draw talent. This new…

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Recruiters: Be Social or Die

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Any company looking for fresh blood needs to know where the Gen X/Millennial crowd want to be contacted or where they want to learn about new career opportunities. Saying the answer is “social media” might sound obvious to many people, but there’s still a…

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8 Ways to Avoid Scaring Off Startup Talent

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

Every business wants people with in-demand skills, which is why they are so hard to find. But they are also easy to lose. All too often bad recruiting tactics drive off the best prospects rather than draw them in. Here are eight ways that…

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Here’s Why Startups Should Invest in HR Software

By | Jul 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Startups have to organize their finances in a lot of interesting ways. Part of that organization is through an investment in various software packages to make life easier from day to day. And while some companies forget to prioritize their HR department, human resources softwares can go a long…

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Growing Your Startup: Tips on Culture and Recruitment (Part 3)

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 10:15 am

At Techstars, we often hear from startup founders that hiring is one of the most challenging things to do right. We recently held an AMA on this topic (“Ask Techstars: Hiring & Culture – Scaling Your Startup”) with me (Sabrina McGrail, VP of people…

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Finding the Right Recruiter Is Critical to Hiring Best Millennial Talent

By | Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

For new grads, it can be nerve wrecking to figure out how to make yourself marketable and attractive to employers when you may be lacking in experience. And it can be even more intimidating for companies to find effective ways to hire qualified millennial…

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Growing Your Startup: Tips on Culture and Recruitment (Part 2)

By | Jun 20, 2016 at 9:45 am

At Techstars, we often hear from startup founders that hiring is one of the most challenging things to do right. We recently held an AMA on this topic (“Ask Techstars: Hiring & Culture – Scaling Your Startup”) with me (Sabrina McGrail, VP of people…

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Growing Your Startup: Tips on Culture and Recruitment

By | Jun 13, 2016 at 9:45 am

At Techstars, we often hear from startup founders that hiring is one of the most challenging things to do right. We recently held an AMA on this topic (Ask Techstars: Hiring & Culture – Scaling Your Startup) with Sabrina McGrail, VP of People at…

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Firing People at a Startup: Reasons and Procedure

By | Feb 23, 2016 at 7:45 pm

There are going to be hires that are absolute gold for a tech startup. However, there will also be individuals who turn out to be a nightmare to employ and must be terminated for numerous reasons. Firing somebody can be difficult, but with the…