Some hiring elements never change. Us whippersnappers would do well to consider these evergreen recruiting strategies. Where does they come from? Well the family of course! After all, who can provide timeless advice better than someone who's been in business for six decades? Here are some fantastic recruiting strategies from Grandpa.
There are a thousand different tips and tricks for creating culture in a growing startup. Open offices and open doors. Work together and play together. Reward and recognize great performances. But there's another important one; the one rule to rule them all (!!). Never force company culture on anyone -- it stops being culture, and it stops being fun.
Your business is off the ground running. Months or years of work brought you to this point. You, my lucky friend, need to know how to hire your first employee. Congratulations!
Ah, college. That wonderful place where millions of kids flock annually...and then head home 15 pounds heavier, under-slept, and vaguely hungover. But, standard practice implies, better for it. The National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts that about 1.7 million students will graduate college this spring. But does a degree matter anymore?
Company culture is becoming more and more instrumental when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent. Large companies like Google & Facebook have successfully been able to recruit top prospects because of their cultures and what they represent.
The web is full of great examples of Google interview questions. If you do a few quick searches, it seems like a Google's creative interview ideas consist of a battery of outrageous "outside-the-box" questions to test how quickly applicants think on their feet.
Since the London Olympic Games are about a month away, let's explore the connection between small business ownership and elite athletics. How can small business owners aspire to be more like Olympic athletes than the folks just watching from the stands?
A hell of a lot, actually. If you’re a manager, think of your new employees like they're on their first day of driving, ever. On their first day, you’ll give new employees the vehicle to do their work, the freedom to drive their career, and build a better company. They just need the keys.
Think about it: an employee successfully went through the process of finding, interviewing and accepting a new job, only to be pulled back in by the company they already committed to leaving. It may make you ask, "should I make a counter offer?"
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is out at the company after four tumultuous months on the job. His resignation followed nearly two weeks of intense scrutiny after a major investor questioned whether or not he actually had a computer science degree. Lying on a resume is no small problem, especially at this level of hiring.