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 leaders The military trains their people wel...
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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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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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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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5 team building activities for startups

​ For many employees, just hearing the words, "team building" and "ice breaker," are enough to send them on an extended vacation. While they understand your intentions, traditional team building activities can be a source of stress for some of your employees. Yet, team building activities are good for your staff and your company, so how do you encourage happy participation? Let's look at five team building activities for startups that are exciting, fun, and less emotionally painful for your team...
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4 tips for managers working with a new team

Meeting your new team for the first time can be daunting. As a manager, your initial interactions can have a major impact on the team's performance and setting the right tone from the outset is crucial to your success. During the first few weeks you'll want to make sure your actions serve to build trust with team members and gain their confidence in you as their leader. To help you prepare for your new role, Vip Sandhir, CEO and founder of HighGround, shares his top tips for building good workin...
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4 team building lessons you can learn from the World Series

People are your company's most important asset and hiring the right people is critical for the success of the business. While the cost of hiring the best candidates can be high, the cost of hiring the wrong person is likely to be even higher. The consequences of bad hire can be detrimental to the morale of team, leading to poor performance and decreased productivity. And that's an expensive mistake that no startup can afford to make. To make sure you build a winning team, William Vanderbloe...
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Build a team that can move mountains – or at least climb them

From a chance encounter with an ox-driven plow in Peru to a grueling trek with a group of 15 people to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, entrepreneur David Osborn’s experiences have taught him some important lessons about leadership and building a successful team. In this article he shares his top tips for being a better leader, by making sure you’re building your team the right way and avoiding the mistakes that many startup founders make. [ Read the full article on millennialmagazine.com ...
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