Employees

19 Brilliant Business Lessons From Moneyball

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Posted By:  Dharmesh Shah  ~ I’m an idiot. Not all of the time, mind you, but every now and then, I’m an idiot. Like the time my friend and co-founder Brian Halligan asked me to read the book “Moneyball” . This was back when we had first launched our startup, HubSpot. “But, I’m not a baseball guy,” I  Read more

Remote Work: A Big Weapon for Small Companies in the War for Talent

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BY:  Jessica Stillman  –   How does remote work impact recruiting for smaller firms? VSee has years of experience with which to answer this question. Unemployment may be stuck at a dismal 10 percent, but for the best talent – especially tech talent – competition is truly fierce. That means companies are using every weapon in their  Read more

Six States Outlaw Employer Snooping on Facebook

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By:  Dara Kerr  ~ The list of states that don’t put up with employers demanding employee’s social media passwords is growing — both California and Illinois laws went into effect on the first of this year. Six states have officially made it illegal for employers to ask their workers for passwords to their social media  Read more

More Included for IT Outsourcing

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By:  Carrie Burns  ~ IT spending on outsourcing is rising significantly this year, according to Computer Economics’ “IT Outsourcing Statistics 2012/2013” report. The firm says the rise is especially significant because IT capital and operational budgets are also rising, if only slightly, from the recessionary retrenchment. Last year, the annual report showed no growth from 2010 to 2011,  Read more

Why Remote Workers Are More Engaged

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By:  Scott Edinger  ~ Who is more engaged and more committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest? A. People who work in the office B. People who work remotely If you picked A, you might be as surprised as the investment firm I worked with recently, which found in reviewing results of  Read more

The Upside to Working Outside

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By: ANJALI ATHAVALEY  ~ In a quest to find cheap workspace in a cramped metropolis, New York City technology start-ups have ditched the traditional office, sharing desks with other firms or just setting up shop in the Ace Hotel lobby. About a dozen designers, developers and other tech workers on Thursday took the effort one step  Read more

Sales Department Management Structures for Startups

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By: David Cummings  –  As product/market fit is achieved and a repeatable customer acquisition process found, it becomes necessary to start scaling out the sales department. A sales department, like any department, requires strong leadership with a combination of customer-first thinking and metrics-oriented actions. After you’ve avoided the early VP of Sales temptation, hired and trained  Read more

Working With Contractors In A Startup

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Contractors are an important part of the startup world. Some people really enjoy the variety and nomadic aspect of being a contractor. Some people seek the higher pay and time-frame driven approach to a project or company. Contractors also work well when there are specific skills that are needed for a short period of time,  Read more

Independent Professionals: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now

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Kevin Kruse Ten years ago, Dan Pink wrote a seminal book predicting that America was becoming a “Free Agent Nation.” Today, depending on whose statistics you believe, anywhere from 10 million to 42 million people in America are now freelancers. Or choose your preferred term: Temps. Contractors. Freelancers. Contingent Workers. Independent Professionals. No matter what  Read more

The Case for Hiring ‘Under-Qualified’ Employees

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By: David K. Williams From the Startup Rules of Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo, the all-star executive who also co-founded Omniture and took it from inception to IPO to sale for $1.8B to Adobe: “Rule 45: No Unemployed Candidates. Always an Excuse. Too Risky. Top-Rated, Currently Employed Candidates Who Won’t Leave… PERFECT.” With all due respect for your accomplishments,  Read more

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