Recruiting top talent & how to take emotions out of a situation


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4 tips for startups looking to improve their interview process

As a startup owner, you wear many hats, and so do your employees. One of those many hats may be that of a hiring team and interviewers. Hiring is often a task that everyone must assist with on top of everything that's on their plate. To help you have the most effective recruitment and hiring process possible, check out these four tips for startups looking to improve their interview process.   #1: Prepare for the interview Many startups overlook this important first step. It's easy to do, es...
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5 ways startups can attract great talent in a competitive market

As the owner of a startup, you understand that money is often a challenge when it comes to hiring. This makes it extra hard to compete for the best talent, especially when the economy is hot, and the jobless rate is low. So, the question is out there, "How do you hire a top-notch team when you are competing against the big guys?" Take a look at these five ways startups can attract great talent in a competitive market. #1: Create an employer brand You are probably well-versed in how to create a b...
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6 things smart leaders do when hiring people smarter than they are

Talent acquisition is an important aspect of your role as a leader. A company is only as good as its people and for the business to succeed, you have to attract, hire and retain successful employees. If you get your hiring process right, you'll have the best team to drive the growth of the business. "And if you get it wrong, it is literally the difference between success and failure," writes founder, CEO and author Alexa von Tobel. Finding and hiring talent is a skill you have to develop, s...
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How the best start-ups manage their talent life cycle

It takes more than a great product to build a successful business; you need a high-performing and diverse team of talented people. As a leader you're responsible for the talent life cycle, which means it's your job to recruit, nurture, and retain the people who are going to drive your company's growth. Here, Henry Williams shares insights from some of the UK's top start-ups and London & Partners' Business Growth Programme's Access to Talent report to explore how you can successfully manage y...
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Returnships offer employers ways to find skilled diverse employees

As an experienced professional, it can be difficult to return to your career at the same level after a lengthy break. Since Goldman Sachs coined the term returnship for the 're-entry internship' concept they launched in 2008, more companies have been following suit. While returnships were developed to help individuals update their skills or develop new skills, and to ease their transition back into work after a career break, companies are discovering they can improve inclusion and diversity in t...
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Why project managers are essential to your business

One of the most challenging decisions you face as a first-time founder is when to start hiring. As your business grows, it becomes almost impossible to stay on top of every aspect of the business and this is when you need to turn your projects over to an expert. Although hiring a project manager may seem like an added expense, in the long run a skilled project manager saves you money—and protects your startup's reputation—by keeping projects on course and making sure you...
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Why most employees want to work flexibly (and why you should let them)

Companies that offer flexible working find it keeps their staff motivated, boosts productivity and improves retention. And allowing your employees to work non-traditional hours, fewer hours, a job share or from home, can help you attract exceptional talent that would otherwise be going to waste. "Most employees want to work flexibly and your business will benefit if you let them," says Emma Stewart. Here she shares key data from research into the rising demand for flexible working, how it c...
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Choke the churn: How to prevent employee turnover in startup businesses

Hiring and retaining the right people for your startup is a major challenge. While one wrong hire puts the entire company at risk, losing talented employees can have equally devastating consequences. As a leader, you're responsible for building a loyal team that's invested in growing the company. And that means knowing how to bring in the right people, when to fire poor performers or those who no longer fit the company culture, and how to retain your star performers. In this artic...
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How to recruit top talent when no one's heard of your startup

  Hiring talent is one of the biggest challenges for startups, especially in the early stages. When there are only a few people on the team, it's crucial to find someone who's a good cultural fit as well as having the required skills and experience. Large companies can offer better salary packages and benefits, which leaves cash-strapped startups at a disadvantage. To help you compete with the big players, founder and CEO Craig Bloem shares here his top tips for attracting—and holding ...
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