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 t...
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How startups can maximize their recruiting budgets

As a new company in the early stages, you may not have an excess budget for recruiting and hiring employees. Yet, like any other company, you want the best talent. So, how do you compete for the most competent new hires without a big budget? Let's look at how startups can maximize their recruiting budgets so they can compete with established, larger companies. Focus on the web It's a given that before anyone submits a resume to work for your startup, they've done a bit of internet research . The...
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8 tips for creating a great startup office

Whether you are about to launch your startup, or you already have, you've probably had many ideas about what your office would look like and feel like. After all, it's quite common to think of the startup office as the cool place with the ultra-hip and chic vibe, and you might want that feel for your own space. So, how do you create the perfect office where people have the freedom to move around, the flexibility to work where they are most productive, with design elements that are attractive to ...
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How to make flexible schedules work for your startup

According to the Harvard Business Review , nearly 90% of American workers would take a lower paying job if they had the option for a flexible work schedule. Those numbers are sure to be similar across the globe. Why? In today's digital age, employees understand that for many jobs, they are able to work remotely. It provides a certain freedom not traditionally found in the workplace. What's more, when they work remotely, they are happier, and their productivity soars. Flexible work schedules are ...
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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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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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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 ...
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The real answer to fight burnout in the workplace

Job burnout isn't just an expression anymore, it's now officially a medical disorder. Last May, the World Health Organization classified job burnout as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." To sum up, it's a state that can lead to fatigue, low productivity, and even anxiety and depression. The term 'burnout' goes back to 1974, when psychologist Herbert Freudenberger used it in a paper to describe his colleagues at a free he...
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5 ways to increase talent diversity as you grow your startup

According to a study by McKinsey , companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. Companies with a diverse talent base are also more productive and have employees that show more initiative. As you grow your startup and continue the hiring process, diversity will be important to your hiring strategy. Increasing diversity and inclusion at your startup takes a commitment from the top down and the bottom up, and it has to start with you. If you're ready to make the commitment to ...
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5 tips to create a successful employer brand

With unemployment hovering around 3.7%, you're going to have to work hard to find the best talent for your startup and retain them into the future. Yet, as a startup you are in a unique position in that you can set your employee culture from the ground up. This is important because building and maintaining a strong employee culture with high morale makes your employer brand more attractive to potential hires. This gives you the competitive edge when recruiting and retaining the top talent. Let's...
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