For all of those struggling to hire for your startups - it could be worse!
"He's my best sales guy. He makes his numbers quarter after quarter! But everyone dreads it when he comes into the office." My friend was on the verge of tears - it was clear that he was going to have to do something about his sales guy, if he didn't want others to quit. But he … Continue reading What do you do with THAT employee?
"Can you please talk to my father? I had just finished explaining the offer of a full-time job we were extending to one of our contract engineers. "Your father? Why?" I asked. "That way I can honestly tell my friends, who want me to take another job, that my father insisted that I take this … Continue reading 3 Steps to Improve Our Hiring Situation
From my latest article, the first in the second phase of the Start-up Logic entrepreneurship series in the Hindu BusinessLine. Her father is in the lobby, waiting to meet you,” I was told. I wasn’t sure I had heard right, so when I stepped out into the little passage that served as the “lobby” of … Continue reading Hiring for a startup
In every entrepreneur’s life, there comes a moment when a bulb goes off, “Darn! We are a real business.” You’d think that having embarked with much thought (or for some of us with little thought) on the path of entrepreneurship, learning that you are a real business wouldn’t surprise you. Of course, such a realisation … Continue reading People – the lifeblood of an organization
In a recent Forbes article, Nathan Bennett and Stephen A. Miles state, Repeatedly we hear from executives that the talent pool is not nearly as challenging to navigate as is what we have come to call the "values pool." We suggest that, [...], the real shortage facing companies in the future will be less about finding individuals with … Continue reading Hiring for Skills, Talent AND Values? One Story
“What would keep you with our company for 10 years?” This is a question I pose at every interview I conduct. Whenever I ask this question to a prospective employee I am greeted with a wide variety of responses — the younger the job candidate, the more incredulous is his reaction. I can hear the … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Dive Deep in Your Job