What Can Facebook & HP Teach Us About Working For A Startup?

May 21st, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Robyn Leenaerts There was an interesting course of events the end of last week. On Thursday, we heard news that HP was planning to announce the layoff of as many as 30,000 employees in order to protect their stock price and prop up disappointing earnings.  This unfortunate news seemed a bit of a wet [...]

Startup interview question: What kind of manager are you?

April 2nd, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Identifying your Management Style By: Jeff Patterson The idiom says “it takes all types,” and this is certainly true in technical environments. Some managers are at their best when on the floor with the staff, getting involved with the workflow. Others are more comfortable behind the scenes, prepping procedures and fine-tuning contingency plans. There is [...]

Who’s creating jobs? Startups can show you!

March 28th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

StartUpHire, with support from the National Venture Capital Association, is releasing a new infographic today depicting 2011 hiring data for startups.  What’s the biggest take away? While most of the country is still sluggish on job creation, startups face the opposite problem- a glut of open technical jobs. 36 percent of all open jobs at [...]

Startups vs Large Companies

March 16th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We just read an interesting article from Alex Loddengaard weighing 10 important facts when considering working at a startup versus a traditional large company. The article is balanced in looking at a decision like this from all angles. In short, there are no guarantees with any employment choice - but if you’re looking for the best [...]

Applying for a Job Online

March 2nd, 2012 by admin

We’ve done some hiring here recently, and we thought we’d share some of our observations related to that experience.  This is aimed at anyone applying to a job, not just those looking to work at a startup.  Your goal is to stand out from a sea of nearly identical applicants; here are some tips to [...]

How to Hire the Right Person For Your Startup

February 27th, 2012 by admin

Read to the end for a special offer from StartUpHire and Unrabble. Chris Rickborn, COO of Unrabble, has six tips for hiring, as posted on TechCrunch.  You should read the entire article for the details, but to whet your appetite, here are the six tips: Make sure it’s time to hire. Make a commitment to invest [...]