New Hires

3 Important Ways to Invest in New Hires to Keep Them Around

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 15, 2019
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Do your incoming team members receive less prep for their roles than stripped, tool-deprived “Naked and Afraid” participants? That’s a problem. It’s also sadly common. Plenty of new hires are left on their own to navigate the wilderness of a new workplace. Is it any wonder that BambooHR research found that 31% quit before they hit the half-year mark? Unless you enjoy frittering away your company’s money on…

Give New Hires the Best Chance for Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 8, 2013

It’s Monday morning and the first day for a new management trainee. The understandably apprehensive newbie walks into the building and immediately doesn’t know how to get to the work station. After asking a few employees, who happen to be strangers, the new employee sits down and wonders how to log on to the computer or what button to press on the telephone to get an outside line.…

Why We Don’t Hire Rock Stars

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 8, 2013

My company doesn’t hire rock stars, and neither should yours. Think about it: Rock stars are notorious for drinking, partying, and staying out all night. They’re not known for being responsible or particularly hard-working. Is that really the kind of employee you want to work with? I’m sick of the job descriptions that state that the companies in question only hire rock stars. If you’re not a music…