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6 Small Business ‘Hiring Hacks’

6 Small Business ‘Hiring Hacks’ | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Finding and hiring top talent is critical to a small company’s growth and success, yet this is just one of many hats worn by small business leaders. So how does one find quality talent when it’s a part-time job?
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[People special] A last bit about this "people" topic and the finding of the right person.
I stumbled upon this short piece, shared by Guy Kawasaki, and I think it does complement the ones I have shared previously.
Especially, from a very personal point of view, I not only strongly agree to but also recommend point 2.
Even from a formal interview point of view, just get out and discover who you are really facing (I always remember a point made in a study by a U.S. university - sadly can not put my hands on this one which I had not kept in the first place - that more than half of the good candidates for a job do actually suck during their interview. And usually, the ones performing are the arrogant people who are bound to suck at doing the job - but are so confident they are good that they do look good).
Disrupting the usual scheme might help get the best out of the people best-suited for a job.
From my own experience, the best interview I had in my younger days actually happened on a sunny bar terrace in Paris, sipping a beer and chatting about the job.
Sounds cool. Indeed. But I have retained that experience since then as it does also allow to upset people coming far too prepared for an interview and, at the same time, helps people get over the standard interview stress and allow for a proper dicussion.
Disruption is fancy at the moment. Let's disrupt the interviews and hiring processes. 

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4 Rules for hiring your startup's next great employee (and avoiding the duds)

4 Rules for hiring your startup's next great employee (and avoiding the duds) | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Rude Baguette • France's Startup Blog: The following is a guest post from Michael Ferranti, a marketer living and working in San Francisco, USA.

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[People special] To keep the focus on people, I wanted to add this guest post which does pinpoint an important part of the life of a startup.

Regardless of how great founders and the initial team are, there happens a time when the company has to grow and hire some great additions to the team. I find the following 4 points quite good. Simple, basic but quite right on target and definitely leaving the usual recruiting bullsh!t aside.
Once again, whatever the business, the team is key to success so making sure to bring the right people in is crucial.
Especially for a startup where - as opposed to larger corporations - a slacker can do an awful lot of harm.

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