How a great careers page can improve a startup's recruiting efforts

Your startup has huge potential, and that's not only for your business. It's also for the team members you hire.New team members can experience growing a company from the ground up, they can help you build a terrific company culture, and there's often a lot of room for growth.Yet, hiring can be one of the most difficult parts of running a startup. So, what's a startup owner to do? One of the first things in your hiring process is to turn to your website.In this article, we look at how a great ca...
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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...
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5 reasons why bad hires are so costly to startups

When it comes to staffing your startup, the price is high. In fact, your hiring decisions are vital to the success and upward trajectory of your startup.In this article, we look at five reasons why bad hires are so costly to startups. From the actual cost, to your time, your reputation, lost opportunities, and the culture impact, you can't afford to mis-hire.#1: The costThe straight up costs with putting your job on job boards, culling through applications, interviewing candidates, calling refer...
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Why hiring veterans is a great idea for startups

To defend our country, military service members have some unique qualities that translate well into the general job market when their service is complete.Active duty military are most often the hardest workers in the room. They are also usually motivated and exceptionally ethical. As a startup, these are just the kind of employees you want to recruit.Let's dive into this and look at why hiring veterans is a great idea for startups.They are natural leadersThe military trains their people well. Se...
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Onboarding best practices for startups

Did you know that more than 30% of new hires quit a job within the first six months?This is a pretty staggering number considering that you run a startup. The hiring budget is tight, and you've spent a lot of time hiring the best available talent. The last thing you want is to lose them.So, how do you increase your chances of keeping the top talent you hired? The answer is onboarding.What is onboarding?For many business owners it means giving new employees a tour of the facilities, showing them ...
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4 things you must do before hiring your first employee

Like most entrepreneurs, you may start out doing everything yourself. Sooner or later though you'll reach your full capacity. And if you want to take your business to the next level, you'll need someone to help with the day-to-day running of the business so you can focus on growing it. Although hiring your first employee can be daunting, the business may suffer if you keep putting it off. To help you decide when it's time to start building a team and who to hire first, founder Raj Jana shar...
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Recruiting top talent & how to take emotions out of a situation


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Should you hire your friends?


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How to build a successful business team

While it's common for startups to wait too long before they start hiring, you won't be able to do everything yourself when it comes to growing the business. You need to start building a team that shares your vision and values, while bringing the right balance of skills and experience to fill key roles in the business. Having the wrong team is one of the top reasons for startup failure, so you need to be selective and strategic about the people you choose to work with. To help you build a winning...
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7 mistakes small business owners make when they hire

Being solely responsible for all the hiring decisions can be daunting. Having the right employees is crucial to the success of any business and for a small business with only a few employees, there's very little margin for error. A bad hire can damage the company's reputation and it can be difficult for the business to recover. So it's essential to invest time and effort into creating an effective hiring strategy to maximize your chances of hiring the right employees. To help you avoid the compl...
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