Oldies but goodies.

Founder Compensation

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator’s column focused on the topic of executive compensation.  This is a hot topic in the startup world, especially when investors are involved. Christina Bechhold, co-founder of Empire Angels, has some great advice — talk about it.  Those founders who are transparent about Compensationsalary_1

The New Success

In the late ’90s, Steven Covey published the best seller, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”  The book detailed seven principles of life management.  Times have changed and new skills are required to get ahead in such a dynamic and disruptive business environment.  In a recent FastCompany post, Scott Steinberg New Successsuccess_1

Startup Hire Traits

In the short video below, Mark Newman, founder of HireVue, explains three important questions or topics to discuss with prospective hires when building a startup team. How do you deal with ambiguity?  What are you going to do when you’re faced with a challenge you’ve not encountered before?  We agree, Hire Traitsnowhiring_1

Overcoming Hiring Challenges & Obstacles

Recently, we wrote about recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest employees.  High-growth startups are typically looking to strike the right balance between the quantity of employees they need and the quality employees they can afford. In a recent SmartRecruiters blog post, 50 startup founders share recruiting challenges they’ve Hiring Challenges & Obstacleschallenge_1

Recruiting & Retention During Growth

Employee recruiting and retention is important for a startup to maintain a strong growth trajectory.  It is important to build a company culture.  We’ve written about that here.  Monetate VP of People Ben Russell shares his secrets for keeping employees happy and motivated.  He confirms that providing employees with free & Retention During Growthretention_1

Hiring To Scale

As a company grows, the management team must balance the appropriate quantity and quality of employees.  Many recruiters hear that the most serious impediment to growth is being able to hire the right employees and grow the company’s headcount according to plan. While many startups measure their growth evolution by To Scalerecruit_1