HOW TO HIRE

  • Do you really need to hire? People often hire to fix problems, but hiring isn't always a magic bullet.
    Defining the Role
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  • What makes your company a great place to work?  You might not have thought about this before.
    Getting Ready to Recruit
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  • Each time you recruit somebody, designate somebody the hiring manager. The hiring manager 'owns' that role: she's the point person for all things related to filling that role.
    Sharing the Workload
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  • Your company careers page should be an accurate and authentic reflection of your company.
    What a good Careers Page looks like
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  • Sourcing is where you proactively 'scout out' people who might be suitable hires. 
    Finding People - Sourcing
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  • Often, the best people are not on the market. They won't approach you – so you have to find them.
    Finding People - Referrals
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  • Events are fertile ground for recruitment. There are plenty of events to attend in the startup world.
    Finding People - Events
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  • Many people feel the role of advertising in hiring is becoming redundant.
    Finding People - Job Adverts
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  • Using an agency can be a great timesaver, if you do decide to work with one here's a few tips: Negotiate terms you’re comfortable with.For early stage startups, hiring fees are generally better than retainers since you're only paying for results.
    Finding People - Recruitment Agencies
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  • Done right, hiring interns is a win-win situation. You get somebody who's keen to dive in and help out, and will bring a fresh perspective to your team.
    Hiring Interns
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  • The first point of contact is an important step in the recruitment process.
    Contacting Candidates
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  • The are two important things to realise about CVs. Firstly they're for screening out, not for making final decisions.
    Reading a CV
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  • Culture isn't about beer, ping-pong tables or t-shirts, as a rough rule if you can buy it in a shop it's isn't your "culture".
    Hiring for Culture
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  • Before you start interviewing candidates for an open role, you should map out what questions will need to be asked and how you'll structure the interviews to get those questions answered.
    Creating a Great Recruitment Process
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  • How do you know if a developer is good? Answer: you have to watch them code. 
    What makes a good Developer?
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