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interview questions
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How to Identify High Potential Candidates with Behavioral Interview Questions

Why behavioral interview questions matter Great businesses are built on people. People who not only have the right skills and experience, but who have the potential to do great things in the role, the team and in the company. However, screening candidates for potential is the toughest part of an interview. Oftentimes, you assess someone’s...
culture
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How to Staff a Strong Culture on a Shoestring Budget

Founding a successful startup is one of the hardest things an entrepreneur can do. Money is tight, talent is limited and competition is fierce. Time is money. It can be a vicious cycle, which explains why more than 50 percent of startups fail within four years. So, what does it take to survive? The right...
firing
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The Art of Firing: How to Let Someone From Your Company Go

It's every team's nightmare — someone in the company just doesn't fit. They may have a difficult personality, or constantly make mistakes, or maybe they're splendidly fit for the position, just...elsewhere. When it occurs to you that someone in your group doesn't exactly belong, you may want to disregard it or wait for signs of...
hiring
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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...
Hire
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How to Know When It’s Time to Hire Help as a Solopreneur

You may have initially envisioned running your startup as a one-man or one-woman show. After all, you’re competent and intelligent. Surely you can handle whatever comes your way! And the idea of trusting an additional hire with your baby, your business? Scary. But lately, you’ve been overwhelmed. Hopefully that’s because business is booming and you...
Recruiting
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Recruiting Better Salespeople in 9 Easy Steps

Many CEOs and sales managers say great salespeople are impossible to find, but some organizations consistently hire them anyway. It's why they increase their top-line revenue year after year: by recruiting the best of the best to work for them. Recruiting is the most important aspect to make your startup grow and hit new profitability benchmarks, so...
Online hiring platforms
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3 Online Hiring Platforms for E-Commerce Startups

You can set up an e-commerce store in just a few hours, thanks to all of the technology in our world today, but building and sustaining a successful e-commerce store takes careful time and planning. Launching an online store can be a daunting task. Entrepreneurs are often short on time, budget and staff, frequently looking for...
High-potential hire
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High-Potential Hire: The Power of a Great Employee

StartupNation has partnered with Indeed to provide you with the latest advice around hiring. As a manager, you might often wonder, "what makes a great employee?" When reviewing applicants, you might initially be drawn to experience. However, for growing businesses, the answer might not always lie in experience. Instead, you need to identify the potential of...