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workplace culture
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The 6 Elements of a Great Workplace Culture Your Startup Needs in 2021

The following is excerpted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from "Upstanding: How Company Character Catalyzes Loyalty, Agility, and Hypergrowth" by Frank Calderoni. Copyright © 2021 by Anaplan, Inc. All rights reserved. When I began my career at IBM, it was common for people to work 10, 20, even 30 years for the same company....
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Post-COVID-19 Recruiting Trends: What’s Changing About How We Hire

A lot is changing about how we work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, but what about how companies hire? COVID-19 has shifted priorities for many workers who had to juggle them this last year or who had a taste of a different lifestyle. This means how companies recruit has to change to keep...
testing new hires
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The Case for Testing Your Company’s Potential New Hires

The following is adapted from “Fireproof” by Mike Morse Not many people enjoy taking tests when applying for a new job. They aren’t used to it, and assessments, whether for IQ, behavioral tendencies, cognitive skills, or more, are time consuming and stressful. On the other side, many firms avoid giving tests to potential new hires for...
emotional intelligence
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3 Things Testing for Emotional Intelligence Can Reveal About Your Law Firm’s Employees

The following is adapted from “Fireproof” by Mike Morse Have you ever wondered why some lawyers excel at attracting and keeping clients? How some have a knack for communicating or consistently make ethical decisions? The answer is that they have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a person’s ability to control, express and interpret emotions....
hiring options
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4 Flexible and Remote Hiring Options for Startup Founders

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the way we work. From managing cash flow to adjusting email marketing, many entrepreneurs and small business owners have had to find new ways to adapt to this changing environment. And while many people have lost their jobs because of COVID-19 related shutdowns, some entrepreneurs are still trying to...
linkedin job post
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7 Tips for Writing a Strong Job Description on LinkedIn

Crafting a job description that attracts quality candidates is tricky. That’s why we analyzed the way millions of job seekers interact with job posts on LinkedIn and provided seven powerful tactics to help you write stronger job descriptions. POST A JOB: Get $50 off when you post your first job on LinkedIn Tip 1: Keep...
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5 Business Tips from a Seasoned Female Entrepreneur

I don’t know about you, but I love getting advice from entrepreneurs who have been in business longer than me. Whether they’re sharing what to do...or what not to do, I squirrel away that information for when I need it. I’ve been running my own content marketing agency for 13 years, so I might have a...
social media
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Should Your Startup Hire a Full-Time or Part-Time Social Media Employee?

Entrepreneurs are notorious for wearing many hats during the early days of their startup's business. One of these hats often includes social media manager. Typical daily duties associated with maintaining a social media presence include content creation, content management (i.e. editorial calendars, scheduling tools, paid promotions), engagement strategies, and determining and measuring relevant KPIs. Running...
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When Should Startups Outsource Their Accounting?

Entrepreneurs often juggle many responsibilities, including keeping track of their finances. Startup or not, nearly half of small businesses don't employ an accountant or a bookkeeper. At some point, however, it may be more productive for an entrepreneur to outsource their accounting and free up their time to focus on running their business. At what...
side hustle
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4 Signs Your Side Hustle is Sustainable and Ready to Grow

Side hustles are all about balance. By its very definition, a “side hustle” is a profit-making endeavor that you do on the side of an additional, typically full-time, job. Anyone who has a side hustle is usually juggling a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, so organization, time management and personal discipline are key. While...
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How to Survive the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

In the years of being the CEO of my company, I have certainly faced my fair share of ups and downs. Before my digital marketing agency was operating in a renovated penthouse with 12 employees, it was just me working out of my best friend’s mother’s living room. I have come a long way over...
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How to Classify Your Employees Right from the Start

Herd mentality is almost never a good thing. As social creatures, perhaps it’s only human to want to be included and be part of something bigger. When applied to business, the herd mentality often leads to less stellar decisions, against better judgment, because “everyone else is doing it,” so why not? For many startups, the...
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5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring Remote Employees

Remote employees are no longer an anomaly. In a recent survey by Gallup, 43 percent of surveyed Americans said that they spent some time working remotely, a 4 percent increase from 2012. What’s more, the benefits of hiring remote workers are difficult to ignore, including decreased overhead costs and increased productivity. Benefits aside, remote workers...
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7 Mistakes These Successful Entrepreneurs Will Never Make Again

No one ever made it to the top without encountering challenges or setbacks along the way. Fail enough times and you’ll eventually succeed. These seven entrepreneurs share the biggest mistakes from their past, and how their learning experiences can shape who you are today. 1. I didn’t experiment enough My biggest failures came from when...
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Successful Hiring Must Prioritize Traits That Can’t Be Taught

How many times have you hired someone who checked all the boxes, interviewed well, seemed to have potential for a bright career, but turned out to be an unsuccessful hire? We all have, even with great HR teams in tow. Hiring that produces fit and fulfillment for the employee also produces loyalty, strong productivity and...
employee retention
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5 Components of a Winning Employee Retention Strategy

When your business is in the startup stage, you’re in an ideal position to attract genius talent, and genius talent often comes with an entrepreneurial mindset and little to no fear of failure. Like most entrepreneurs, failure is embraced as an impersonal opportunity to learn. These are the people you want on your team. Talented...
retail store
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6 Lessons You Wish You Knew Before Owning a Retail Store

Owning a retail store can be very rewarding, but it can also be a tricky business to balance if you’ve never run one before. Even for an experienced retailer, there is a delicate balance between being successful and falling short of your goals. There is a fine line between success and failure, so, before you swing...
Core team
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Find Your Core Team Through Solid Employer Branding

In today's business landscape, digital presence is everything. But let's face it: a lot of us still don't know what we're doing. Marketing and recruiting trends are changing more rapidly than ever before, and this marks the need for a shift in employer branding. It's crucial to know what to examine and tweak to ensure your brand is represented...
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Hiring the Right Person:12 Tips for Your Start-up

12 Tips for Hiring the Right Person for your Start-up Managing a start-up would force any one to take on different job descriptions. One of these new challenges would be learning to become a manager of human resources. In other words, an entrepreneur with a start-up will need to learn about hiring the right people....
Business Training
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Should A Startup Hire Experienced Or Educated Workers?

Experienced Or Educated Workers: What will work for you? A recent article on NBC News highlighted an emerging trend: the workplace is progressively getting younger. As more millennials enter into the workplace and baby boomers graciously bow out of it, even startups are now joining in the age-old debate about whether or not employers should...