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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

http://poluscapital.com/2015/01/founder-compensation/Founder Compensationsalary_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,

http://poluscapital.com/2014/11/startup-hire-traits/Startup 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

http://poluscapital.com/2014/10/overcoming-hiring-challenges-obstacles/Overcoming 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

http://poluscapital.com/2014/10/recruiting-retention-growth/Recruiting & 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

http://poluscapital.com/2014/09/hiring-scale/Hiring To Scalerecruit_1

There’s More To HR Than Hiring & Firing

The business function of hiring and firing — a component of human resources — hasn’t changed much over the years.  Companies continue to offer incentives or perks to retain the employees they have and attract the employees they want or need to maintain their competitive edge.  Those incentives have just

http://poluscapital.com/2014/06/theres-hr-hiring-firing/There’s More To HR Than Hiring & FiringHR_1