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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,…

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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…


Firing Someone for the First Time: 5 Critical Steps

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

As a new CEO, it is only a matter of time before you have to fire someone for the first time. Nobody starts a company to fire people, but the reality is that it is rare to run a company for any real length…


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…


4 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is an Asshole

By | May 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Every startup needs a “no assholes” policy – a commitment to fire (or not hire) anyone who is disruptive, acts like a diva, and clashes with the culture. You’d think this would be obvious, but it’s not – we make excuses for these people…


7 Tips for Firing Employees

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

If CEOs and managers had to list their least favorite work tasks, firing employees might be at the top of the list. Firing is brutal for everyone involved: the deliverer of bad news, who has to honestly communicate what went wrong; the person being…


You Just Fired Your Cofounder. Now What?

By | Sep 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

You feared this day would come: it’s time for you to fire your cofounder. Whether through differences in strategic direction, failure to execute critical tasks, or simply being the victim of success by owning responsibilities that require experience he doesn’t have, you know that…