- Hiring for continuous improvement ()
The definition of what makes a “good team” should include some degree of willingness to read, research and suggest ideas for how things could be better.
- The right way to replace team members ()
Team change is always disruptive but can help set a positive tone for the future company culture. Thinking it through is important. Getting this wrong will cause uncertainly, rumour and confusion to grow within the organisation.
- How to onboard new employees ()
Most people seem to focus on the stages of the recruitment process before the employee starts. But there’s more to consider after the offer is accepted.
- Startup holiday policies – unlimited time off doesn’t work ()
9 years experimenting with holiday policies, how “unlimited” time off doesn’t work and what I would do differently today
- How to hire engineers: the interview process ()
The interview process for hiring engineers has 3 goals: evaluating applications for team members now and the future, demonstrating why your business is a good place to work and building a diverse team
- A missed opportunity in recruiting ()
Recruitment is odd in that it usually fails – the most common outcome is the failure of the candidate. But should be an opportunity to show off. Most companies fail at that too.
- How to hire engineers: sourcing candidates ()
Whether you’re looking for your first non-founder hire, an executive level CTO or are building out a large team, sourcing and hiring engineers is difficult. How do you find candidates?
- When does it make sense to use a recruiter for hiring engineers? ()
For hiring engineers, it’s really tricky (probably impossible) to find a recruiter that will actually deliver
- Innovation in incentives – how should startups structure salaries, bonuses, commission, stock options? ()
Compensation packages should be just that – a package selected from various options that are truly linked to outcomes and motivations