Rockstar only, or will a solid back-up singer work?

August 31st, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Startups are creating jobs. Lots of jobs. They are also having a hard time filling certain positions. Even in this economy, positions can sit vacant for months at a time, and one reason is because a lot of startups think they should only hire “Rockstar” talent.  This thought process isn’t necessarily the right way to [...]

In the Tampa area? Join us for an Entrepreneur Expo

August 29th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

If you’re in the Tampa area please come join us as we partner to present the RNC Entrepreneur Expo with the NBC, Huffington Post and Microsoft. Open to the public. A showcase of startups and distinguished guests to discuss entrepreneurship and job creation.  

Want to solve the hiring crisis? Pivot!

August 8th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

There’s no disputing the irony of having an employment crisis in our country where words like “chronically unemployed” and “talent wars” co-exist in the same story, yet here we are. The fact is there are millions of talented individuals looking for meaningful, fulfilling work while thousands of startups risk failure if they can’t fill the [...]

Ready for a challenge?

July 9th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

It’s that time of the decade again – time for our democratic process to elect leaders to help make this country great, and no doubt one serious topic of discussion will be job creation. Today’s announcement however, isn’t about politics. Today’s announcement is about how you can play a small part of your own with [...]

Announcing the IdeaMensch road show

June 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Every day at StartUpHire we get the privilege of working with companies and organizations that are bringing their ideas to life and to market. Every startup, every product, every disruptive process began as an idea, [...]

Silverrail Technologies

June 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Summer is underway, and with that comes plans for travel for the majority of people.  There are many ways to get to your favorite destinations, but only one method is truly eco-friendly (not counting walking) and that’s rail travel. This week I learned that rail travel is 90% more environmentally cleaner than air travel – [...]

Who Wants To Play The Hiring Games?

May 30th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Robyn Leenaerts There was a time that “gaming the system” was considered a bad thing, not so true these days. There’s a growing trend that we’ve been watching here within the startup-hiring ecosystem where companies are using contests or gaming as part of their hiring process. I saw this personally at NYC Tech Day [...]

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 [...]

How they got the job!

May 9th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Great article on Business Insider today showcasing 10 stories of creative approaches to getting an early hire at hot startups. The stories are all unique, but the common thread is that persistence pays off!  Read the story for yourself, get inspired, and then come search through our postings today and make your own move! Have [...]

StartUpHire Co-Founder Steve Fredrick honored by NVCA for Outstanding Service

April 25th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We are very proud to announce that our Co-Founder Steve Frederick was honored yesterday with an outstanding service award from the National Venture Capital Association for his work in founding StartUpHire.com. It’s an honor for the whole company to get such recognition. Thanks to the NVCA for their continuing support. VIENNA, Va., April 25, 2012 [...]