Valuable StartUp Lessons from Unlikely Sources

July 30th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

For those addicted to the television drama Mad Men, a lot more than you might think can be gained from watching the series. Set in the world of a Madison Avenue advertising company in the 1960′s, the show pokes some fun at the corporate culture of the era. The latest season begins (spoiler alert for [...]

Summer of Startups: PeopleMatter

July 29th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

PeopleMatter is a company whose focus is not too dissimilar from ours: people. And that certainly translates into the life in their company. 1.Can you share the company’s elevator pitch with us? PeopleMatter is fundamentally changing the way employers and employees interact through our integrated online talent ecosystem that helps companies find, hire, train, schedule, and retain [...]

In Review: Social Media Stategies for StartUps

July 27th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

The trend towards the use of social media in marketing and hiring campaigns is no longer just a budding concept. Historically, organizations relied solely on expertise, job boards, and industry contacts to recruit their best hires. Today, however, social media has been widely embraced and has even become a crucial tool in a company’s recruiting [...]

Bring the Social Media Revolution to Hiring

July 26th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

It’s a simple fact – the best candidates for job openings often come from people you or your coworkers already know. And while a job board (like StartUpHire) is a great place for those who are actively searching, no one really has cracked the inherent social aspect of finding the best candidates for job openings. [...]

Summer of Startups: Avvo

July 22nd, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

Today’s Summer of Startups Company Avvo is the layman’s guide to the legal world. Find out all about them, including some interesting thoughts on what makes a good start up employee: Can you share the company’s elevator pitch with us? Avvo’s mission is to help people navigate the complex and confusing legal industry by providing [...]

A Lesson from the World Cup: Keeping Employees Aligned

July 13th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

Now that the dust has settled from the World Cup frenzy that rocked the globe this past month, we’ve reached a perfect time to look at the lessons learned from this spectacular event. John Warrilow presents a useful comparison between the World Cup and the logistics of how many business are run in this article [...]

Summer of Startups: Balihoo

July 12th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

We’ve taken a little time off from our Summer of Startups, but we’re back and better than ever with today’s company: Balihoo, a marketing firm for … well, why don’t you read and find out: Elevator pitch: Balihoo enables national brands to effectively drive local demand generation through their distributed marketing partners (franchisees or resellers) [...]

Nailing the Five-Minute Pitch

July 8th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

You only have a few minutes with the undivided attention of your dream investor. Therefore, one of the most fundamental assets an entrepreneur can possess is the ability to deliver a fine-tuned and well practiced five-minute pitch. On the basis that nearly anyone can pay attention for five minutes, if you can present your ideas [...]

Win a free iPad!

July 7th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

Lusting for an iPad? Want to see what all the hype is about? StartUpHire is giving our followers a unique opportunity to discover this new technology firsthand–we’re giving away one free to one of our Facebook Fans!! How to win: It’s really simple. Like the StartUpHire page on Facebook (we’ve included a box for you [...]

The New-Graduate Paradox

July 1st, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

One of the most frustrating issues plaguing college graduates today is the worry about getting your first job out of college. The start of the job search can be a daunting and exhausting task. However, here is some hope for all of you bright-eyed recent graduates. The Eco-Chic Economist blogger has discovered what is referred [...]