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There are many reasons companies with more diverse executive teams should outperform their peers: fielding a team of top executives with varied cultural backgrounds and life experiences can broaden a company’s strategic perspective, for example. Is there a payoff from top-team diversity? - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Talent
Tech startups need more than a great idea and breakthrough technology - they need a team of committed developers who will stick with them through iteration after iteration. But recruiting dream talent that’s both ready for the long haul and willing to pivot when necessary isn’t as simple as putting an ad in the classifieds, especially when the company can’t pay what these job candidates are really worth… yet. For help, we asked seven successful young entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) about what really attracts rock-star talent. 7 Real-World Tips for Attracting Top Developers
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Five steps to make your business a success when experience is not on your side. Starting a business is tough enough, and when you're young and inexperienced, the challenge of building credibility is an added pressure. But you shouldn’t let your age get in the way. "Being young and not having entrenched experience can actually be an advantage,” says Susan Gregg Koger, 26, who founded ModCloth , an online fashion retail company when she was 17. The company now has 240 employees and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. “Learning quickly and understanding what a Facebook user wants, what a Twitter user wants – there's something very valuable in being part of that demographic and user base," she says. How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur
How to Hire a Lawyer This article was written for Inspirationfeed by Olivia Garrison. Olivia is a professional blogger who provides news and information on construction law, business law, and criminal law.
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As a leader you have a tendency to repeat behavior that becomes both automatic and unconscious over time. That’s why most leaders are used to making decisions in the amount of time needed by others to understand the question. How To Be a Successful Leader
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How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype [ Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here , the second here , the third here , and the fourth here . ] At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing.
Entrepreneurs often are adept at combining a personal skill or interest with business savvy to create a new enterprise. But what happens when a person's area of expertise is a little, well, unusual? As in fire-eating and snake-charming type of wacky. The enterprising performers on this list have created businesses out of teaching their special talents to others. And as it turns out, the businesses behind these schools are growing. Revenues in the fine-arts schools category, which as unlikely as it may sound includes such training, are projected to increase by nearly 3 percent this year to $4.73 billion, says industry research firm IBISWorld. Unconventional Wisdom: Eight Wacky Schools
The billionaire entrepreneur shares his advice for promoting your business's best asset. Editor's Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. What follows is the latest edited round of insightful responses. Richard Branson on Managing Experienced Workers
Seven Steps to Superstar Employees Don't just rely on annual performance reviews. Create an ongoing communication with your employees to help them be their best. Many employers sit their workers down once a year for a review. At that time, the employee finds out what they've been doing right or if there are areas in need of improvement.
To follow-up on our recent post about do's and don'ts of using social media to screen new hires , when your company uses social media channels to both source and screen new talent, you must consider that your applicants can turn right around and use those same channels to your disadvantage. In other words, if you screw up the interview process or treat job seekers with disregard or disrespect, you could find yourself the target of a rash of unwanted publicity. For this reason, it's most important to capture and promote good feedback from candidates who apply for a job with your company, says Lisa Chartier, U.S. head of resourcing communications for Alexander Mann Solutions, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing solutions. Her firm just published Candidates, Consumers and Your Global Brand , a white paper looking at the impact of the job candidate's experience on consumer perceptions of businesses and brands. How To Smooth a Rejected Job Applicant's Feathers
Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires Using social media to find new employees is one thing, but making a prospect fork over their Facebook credentials as part of a background check is something else entirely. More than one half of employers use social media sites to recruit potential candidates, up from just over a third in 2008, according to a June poll from the Society for Human Resource Management . More and more these days, however, employers are taking the practice one step further by asking applicants for their Facebook logins as part of the screening process.
Update : Also see our 40-minute interview on this topic. Picking a co-founder is your most important decision. It’s more important than your product, market, and investors. The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them.
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