January 2015 | Riviera Partners
Nobody said running a startup would be easy. You’ve got a million things on your plate, not the least of which is the need to hire a dedicated and effective team. It’s one of the most challenging things a new company has to tackle, and...
Nobody said running a startup would be easy. You’ve got a million things on your plate, not the least of which is the need to hire a dedicated and effective team. It’s one of the most challenging things a new company has to tackle, and there are a number of hurdles that make it this way. We’ve identified four, and have some tips on how to overcome them.
(AlleyWatch) – 4 Startup Hiring Challenges and How To Overcome Them
Early stage startups have a turnover problem: new companies let 25-percent of their employees go before their first birthday, and many others quit of their own accord. There are a variety of reasons why this happens – grueling hours, pivoting of company strategy, lack of structure – but one of the main issues is that a lot of new startups haven’t done a lot of hiring. Below are some of the problems that arise as a result – and what you can do about it.
No experience building teams
The number one challenge for most startup founders is that they’ve never built a team before. Oftentimes, people with little experience in this area lean toward hiring people who are just like themselves, when the reality is they need to be building a well-balanced team. Remember that you need people who are “go go go” types with 100-percent drive, and also people who are meticulous, detail-oriented and know how to create solid infrastructures.
April 2019 | Will Hunsinger
Some ideas about the factors that contributed to the dearth of women in tech, and how we might work to prepare more women for leadership in the future.
March 2019 | Riviera Partners
Working with a technical recruiter or technology search agency can be fundamental to business growth. If tech is a key driver in your company’s success, then hiring the best leaders in the technology industry is essential.
March 2019 | Will Hunsinger
Placing great candidates in great companies is high art. I know that every placement firm says the same thing, but I believe we have a unique perspective on it.