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Achieving Growth without the Headaches of Hiring

Achieving Growth without the Headaches of Hiring

| February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whether you’re a cash-strapped entrepreneur or a Fortune 500 leader with a bevy of resources, attracting and hiring employees to run important aspects of your business can be a headache. One wrong hire, and all that time and money you spent on recruitment and training go straight down the drain. However, with a little creative […]

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Letting Go of ‘Good Enough’

Letting Go of ‘Good Enough’

| February 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

  Almost every business leader has a mental list of big, bold changes he wants to make. Unfortunately, more times than not, nothing seems to change. We get too caught up in everyone’s urgent requests and put off the ambitious decisions. We don’t have a manager to force us to take action, so that big […]

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A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

| January 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hiring new people can be a daunting process for small companies. Just one new hire can affect a startup’s culture and success, yet many don’t realize this process should begin long before you even post a job opening. I’ve spent a long time developing the best way to identify whether a candidate is a good […]

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You Need to Identify a Potential Employer’s Pain Point

You Need to Identify a Potential Employer’s Pain Point

| September 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Organizations hire new employees because they have to satisfy essential demands. They need something they currently don’t have. You are the potential solution to their problem. As you explore job opportunities and snag interviews, don’t overlook the advantages you can gain from getting a solid grasp on a company’s pain points. The more you understand […]

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Why We Don’t Hire Rock Stars

Why We Don’t Hire Rock Stars

| April 8, 2013 | 20 Comments

My company doesn’t hire rock stars, and neither should yours. Think about it: Rock stars are notorious for drinking, partying, and staying out all night. They’re not known for being responsible or particularly hard-working. Is that really the kind of employee you want to work with? I’m sick of the job descriptions that state that […]

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Should You Look into a Potential Candidate’s Social Media Before Hiring?

Should You Look into a Potential Candidate’s Social Media Before Hiring?

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

When looking at a candidate for hire, there are more tools available now than ever before for determining if that candidate might be a right fit. With a myriad of social media sites with which candidates engage regularly, from LinkedIn to Facebook to Twitter, there is a lot you can learn about your future hire […]

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Recruiting Executive Talent For Your Startup? 8 Hiring Tips

Recruiting Executive Talent For Your Startup? 8 Hiring Tips

| February 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

QUESTION: WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE JUST STARTING TO HIRE C-LEVEL TALENT? Question by: Ashley 1. WHAT’S IN A RESUME? “Intelligence, cultural fit, and an ability to work with the team are the most important factors that you should consider when interviewing C-level talent. Don’t be dazzled by their accomplishments. […]

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Small Business Hiring – The Basics

Small Business Hiring – The Basics

| February 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

As your small business grows hiring the right employee could be one of the most important decisions you make.  Before you start posting help wanted ads though, there are a few things you should consider. Budget First off, take a look at your budget.  It is no secret that small businesses, more specifically start-ups, have […]

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The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Job Market

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Job Market

| November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Great Recession of the last four years has led many students, parents, and pundits to question the value of a college education. How will paying, at times exorbitant, tuition costs possibly benefit our next generation of leaders? It’s a fair question, as prices on nearly all goods and services rise and incomes, at best, […]

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Hiring: Picking the Right Resume

Hiring: Picking the Right Resume

| October 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

If you are currently hiring for your start-up that means either two things have recently occurred; you recently lost someone or you realized you’re missing someone you need on your team. What follows these two scenarios is probably a job posting through whatever medium has proven to be useful for the company in the past. […]

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