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, when ...

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 vitalBefo...

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 remote ...

Things to consider before transitioning from founder to CEO

You've thrown everything you have into your startup. You've been the one in charge from the start, making things happen, and gradually leading your startup to growth.In the beginning, you probably had your hand in a little bit of everything – you were product developer, human resources manager, marketer, fundraiser, and several other jobs in-between.At some point during this time and now, you might be thinking about transitioning your role into something more specific.In this article, we look at...

5 tips for building a successful management team

Scaling your startup in the right way and with the right people is certainly key to your success.When you begin building a startup team, it's about finding people with the right skills. But you also want to find people who will work well together and complement one another.You have the unique opportunity of creating your team from the ground up. You get to choose the skillsets, the personalities, and the right mix of people who can work as a true team, collaborating to scale your startup.To help...

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