Unique HR issues faced by startups

As a startup, you face different challenges than more established companies face. Many of these challenges have to do with staffing and human resources. Let's look at some unique HR issues faced by startups. Lack of management buy-in Sometimes startup management teams don't care enough about HR policies and ignore them. They go so far as to think HR is only about hiring when it's about so much more. Make sure your leadership team buys in to your policies. Your human resources team will set your ...
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Skills for resume

When you write a resume, highlighting your most relevant skills is crucial if you want to impress the hiring manager. Listing all of your skills without honing in on the most applicable ones to the job you're applying to is a mistake. To make sure you're on the right track, check the job posting if you're unsure what skills are relevant to a role, and then find ones that match your own skill-set to use on your resume. There are two types of skills for a resume: hard skills and soft skills . Hard...
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Performance review options for startups

You probably know your employees dread performance reviews, but did you know that most managers are uncomfortable with them, too? If you fall into this category as well, it's good to know you aren't alone. Performance reviews are difficult to do, but they are the basis of a happy, well-trained staff. That is, if they are done right. In this article, let's look at performance review options for startups. Ditch the annual review ​ Who really wants this hanging over their head all year long? Plus, ...
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Why your startup needs a sick leave policy

Do you like working with people who are sick? Probably not. Would your employees like sharing space with someone coughing and sneezing? Of course not. Do you like it when employees call in sick when they really aren't? That's an easy one – we're sure your answer is no. If there was a ripple effect, and everyone called in sick in the same week, what would happen to your startup? Because of these scenarios, we look at why your startup needs a sick leave policy from day one.  Policies are vita...
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7 effective tips for remote workers

Remote work is becoming increasingly popular. According to the State of the Remote Job Marketplace report from FlexJobs , 3.9 million US employees, or 2.9% of the total US workforce, work from home at least half of the time. Experts predict that in the next 10 years, this number will grow to more than one third of the US workforce. The Owl Labs Global State of Remote Work reports that employees who work remotely at least once a month are 24% happier than those who never work remotely. As a remot...
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