5 ways startups can help employees from all backgrounds feel welcome

As a new startup, you can set your company culture and employee morale right from the outset.You've worked hard to hire the right people for your business. This may mean you have people of all ages, races, genders, religions and political affiliations sharing a space.In addition, you want them to feel comfortable and happy so you can build a cohesive team. To do this, they must all be welcomed.Here are five ways startups can help employees from all backgrounds feel welcome. #1: Startup at t...

How startups can develop a mentorship program for employees

As a new business, you've spent many hours creating job descriptions, plowing through resumes, interviewing candidates, onboarding them, and training them for their new positions.That's a lot of time and money invested, so you want to retain your new staff for the long haul. One way to help create employee loyalty is to provide them with a mentor.In this article, we look at how startups can develop a mentorship program for employees. Define your objectiveBefore you begin your mentorship pro...

How startups can provide feedback to employees

Startups are uniquely poised to create their own company culture right from the outset.As a new business, you can set the tone for your culture through your own employee morale. There are many things you can do to set the tenor of your business, and one such way is through your feedback process.Let's look at how startups can provide feedback to employees.Why feedback is importantFrom the beginning days of your startup and in your employee onboarding, it's important to let your new team members k...

How improving your assessments can help your hiring process

As a new startup, some of the biggest decisions you are going to make for your business are who to hire and who not to hire.Why is this so important? First, it may mean the difference between your startup succeeding, and it failing. And, second, it will play a role in determining your company culture.Because your hiring is so essential and impacts your business in so many ways, let's look at how improving your assessments can help your hiring process. What are assessments?These are pre-empl...

10 ways to relieve stress with more laughter

Whether you are a working professional, a graduate student or a busy parent, stress has a way of creeping up on us in different ways. While stress can be a good motivator at times, too much stress can lead to headaches, low energy, insomnia, and much more.One way to mitigate stress is with laughter. Laughter is a natural medicine with a variety of physical and mental health benefits including improved cardiac health, lower blood pressure, and increased endorphins. For more details on the benefit...

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