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Startup Hiring Principles: Assholes Finish Last

Startup Hiring Principles: Assholes Finish Last | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
our distinctly un-corporate blog
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The 22&Hour Interview: Best Hiring Decision Ever Or Total Waste Of Time? - Fast Company

The 22&Hour Interview: Best Hiring Decision Ever Or Total Waste Of Time? - Fast Company | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
One tech company devotes roughly 22 hours to vetting each hire. They even have a person who studies body language. Is it worth it?
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This is an excellent article.  Very smart, and obviously a successful action supporting their growth.

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Practice Drills for New Hire Onboarding

Practice Drills for New Hire Onboarding | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
How "skill drills" for new hires can get them attaining their revenue goals faster.
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Also a great article on onboarding sales reps.  Very practical and usable advice.

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Why employee retention may be your biggest competitive advantage

Why employee retention may be your biggest competitive advantage | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Employee retention may be your company's biggest competitive advantage. But it's not something you can achieve with parties and perks.
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Good short read.

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Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb to Job Candidates: "Dudes, Where's Your Self-Awareness?"|Vault Blogs|Vault.com

Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb to Job Candidates: "Dudes, Where's Your Self-Awareness?"|Vault Blogs|Vault.com | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
yahoo chairman maynard webb looks for self-awareness, openness, and truth in job candidates
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Great post.  This will only work for you if you are totally willing to be present with your candidate.  I like it.  

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Build a Better Business with Onboarding

Build a Better Business with Onboarding | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it

foInteresting stats about neglecting to implement an effective onboarding process.

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Good infographic with interesting statistics.  It's so important to take the time to properly induct someone into your company.  Otherwise it's too easy to lose them.  

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Avoid Hiring Mistakes Using an Interview Checklist

Avoid Hiring Mistakes Using an Interview Checklist | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Avoid bad hires and get better hires with this interview checklist.
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5 Ways to Welcome Aboard Your New Employee - Blogging4Jobs

5 Ways to Welcome Aboard Your New Employee - Blogging4Jobs | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Why the new hire welcome and onboarding process is so important for retaining your new hires in this economy.
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Good post - especially the bit about how on-boarding lasts 12 months!

#HireGreatPeopleWho Stay

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5 Ways To Weed Out The Wrong Candidates

5 Ways To Weed Out The Wrong Candidates | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Are you in the process of hiring more employees for your company? Recruiting and interviewing candidates is a long and tedious process, but if

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5 New Year's Resolutions For Better Hiring and Recruiting

5 New Year's Resolutions For Better Hiring and Recruiting | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Stay on top of the hiring game in 2015
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Recruiting Best Practices From Today's Hottest Startups

Recruiting Best Practices From Today's Hottest Startups | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Startups often use innovative recruiting tactics to find quality hires for sales and marketing positions. Here's a list of best practices.
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Good Advice

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Onboarding New Hires with Trello

Onboarding New Hires with Trello | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
New Hires Rejoice — A First Day Without Bumps
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This is a great way to document your on-boarding system and make sure you get it all done.

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Recruiting in 2015: Better Get Ready to Start Dating

Recruiting in 2015: Better Get Ready to Start Dating | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
When I was asked recently for my thoughts on what 2015 will bring for talent acquisition, I responded with -- dating. Partly, I just couldn’t get myself to repeat the endless series of …
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Why Recruiting Isn't Over When an Employee Accepts Your Offer | Bothsides of the Table

Why Recruiting Isn't Over When an Employee Accepts Your Offer | Bothsides of the Table | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Recruiting. It is the bane of every startups existence …
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I'd argue recruiting isn't over until the person has been in the role for over 12 months and is productive.  And this article makes some good points.

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"Retaining engineers is simply a continuation of the hiring discussion" - wise words from Jeremy Bennett in our article "How to Hire & Retain Top Engineering Talent: 5 Perspectives" Certainly corresponds with this article. 

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Frontline Managers Can Make or Break Your Onboarding Process - ATD (blog)

Frontline Managers Can Make or Break Your Onboarding Process - ATD (blog) | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Without managers carrying the process forward and living the story, onboarding is meaningless theater.
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This is just smart.  Probably not done by most organisations as its viewed as a waste of time.  Do you make sure your front line managers sit in on the Onboarding process?  

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5 Sales Onboarding Tips to Lower Turnover Rates

5 Sales Onboarding Tips to Lower Turnover Rates | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Is your sales onboarding program effective? More than likely, it's not. Sales blogger, Tony Lenhart, shares tips to lower turnover and increase engagement.
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This is an excellent article.  One of the most important parts of this article - providing actual sales training for your new recruit.  Don't assume they know.  They may have been trained very differently to the way you think.

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How to Make an Employee's First 90 Days Successful

How to Make an Employee's First 90 Days Successful | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Onboarding is vital to the success of the new employee and your business itself. Here are specific steps to make an employee's first three months fruitful.
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You've put the hard work in to recruit them - make sure you put the same amount of work in to retain them!

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3 Toxic Qualities of Candidates that Stop Innovation | CyberCoders Insights

3 Toxic Qualities of Candidates that Stop Innovation    | CyberCoders Insights | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Most everyone in the tech industry is after the biggest buzz word of our time: “Innovation.”

Companies invest a lot of time, money and resources in searching for “innovations” to break the mold of th...
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Good article - they're talking about Problem Generators here.  Have a look at my blog post on the subject -http://advancedbusinessabilities.com/safe-business-toxic-staff/

Everything they've listed here plus more indicators. 

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You Need a Smart Retention Strategy, Because It’s Not 2011 Anymore

You Need a Smart Retention Strategy, Because It’s Not 2011 Anymore | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
I opened my email last week to see a message from a dear friend that said, “I resigned!!!! I pulled the trigger!!” My friend and I have talked FOR YEARS about her unhappiness and lack …
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The one interviewing method you all should know!

The one interviewing method you all should know! | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Asking the right questions in a job interview is not easy. Sure there are numerous lists with interview questions, but how can you be sure they fit the job req…
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Slightly different take compared to Mark Murphy's 3X3X3 exercise.  Good info.

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How to Recruit and Hire Top People for a Startup

How to Recruit and Hire Top People for a Startup | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it

Given my experience co-founding Standout Jobs (which I sold in 2010), I’ve written a fair number of posts about sourcing, recruiting and hiring. Most of my focus is on sourcing, recruiting and hiring for startups, but many of the lessons learned and experience gained can be applied to different types and sizes of businesses.

Without question: Recruiting is hard.

 


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The Most Important Interview Question Never Asked

The Most Important Interview Question Never Asked | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
I have been hounding my business partner, our CEO, Dave Elkington, to share a very powerful question he has tested in the hiring process over the eight years of interviewing candidates in our growth company, InsideSales.com.

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Not bad, and a good insight into what the answers can mean about the person.

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5 Keys to Hiring the Right Sales Manager

5 Keys to Hiring the Right Sales Manager | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
There are few decisions more critical for a company than the hiring of the leadership of their sales organization. Yet, few know how to do it well.
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Do You do THIS when Recruiting ?

Do You do THIS when Recruiting ? | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
Thanks to Malcolm Hughes from  The Work Point
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This is about getting clear on your target.  

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The Best Onboarding Tips to Welcome your New Employees

The Best Onboarding Tips to Welcome your New Employees | Hiring Tips | Scoop.it
In the first 90 days, you can either develop a proactive culture to help employees shine or risk losing your new talent to poor onboarding procedures.
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good advice.

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