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Knowing how to hire your startup employees can be the difference between success and failure. But let's say you already have your earliest employees, banking on their talent to drive growth. How do startups recruit once they've hit that growth stage proper? This ebook will guide you through mid-stage hiring for startups. From crafting a company image and the best ways to write your job descriptions to the headhunting and interview processes themselves, learn everything you didn't know you needed to know about hiring your scale-up team.

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you should read this ebook if...

  • You handle hiring at an early-mid-stage startup that's ready to grow (or already in the process of growing)
  • You will be handling hiring strategy for your startup soon and want to start preparing
  • You need pointers on how to write a strong job description, do recruiting, and/or conduct an interview

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Getting new startup customers is a topic that’s been talked to death, but as this free guide points out, hiring doesn’t get enough love. Startups have unique hiring problems. They’re early so that means leaders have to hire amidst a bunch of uncertainties and unknowns. And they have to hire right. These aren't just any employees you're recruiting right now. They're the legs under your company. New additions to the foundation of the business. So build your culture from the get-go to attract the people who make sense. Hire for their ability to adapt, to learn and grow, to build teams and similarly sniff out other talented individuals.

Knowing how to hire your startup employees can be the difference between success and failure. But let's say you already have your earliest employees, banking on their talent to drive growth. How do startups recruit once they've hit that growth stage proper? This ebook will guide you through mid-stage hiring for startups. From crafting a company image and the best ways to write your job descriptions to the headhunting and interview processes themselves, learn everything you didn't know you needed to know about hiring your scale-up team.

Getting From Empl...WorkableRecruiting & HiringGetting From Employee 5 to 50: A Startup Hiring GuideRecruiting candidates and hiring to fill a position are, in fact, two distinct tasks you may find yourself butting up against. One addresses a need, and the other is an ongoing search for talent. But in either case, finding the right person is a daunting task, with lots of smaller moving parts. Use these free recruitment and hiring resources to get a handle on job postings, scouting, interviewing, and the rest.People & ManagementWe've got some of the best free resources for young (and old) recruiters. Need a comprehensive guide to new hire onboarding? Done. Are you a founder working on your first, second, or sixth hire? Still got you covered. Browse our shelves to find your perfect startup hiring guide or the resources you need to develop a killer employee engagement strategy.Getting From Empl...WorkableRecruiting & HiringGetting From Employee 5 to 50: A Startup Hiring GuideRecruiting candidates and hiring to fill a position are, in fact, two distinct tasks you may find yourself butting up against. One addresses a need, and the other is an ongoing search for talent. But in either case, finding the right person is a daunting task, with lots of smaller moving parts. Use these free recruitment and hiring resources to get a handle on job postings, scouting, interviewing, and the rest.People & ManagementWe've got some of the best free resources for young (and old) recruiters. Need a comprehensive guide to new hire onboarding? Done. Are you a founder working on your first, second, or sixth hire? Still got you covered. Browse our shelves to find your perfect startup hiring guide or the resources you need to develop a killer employee engagement strategy.

Key insights

Getting new startup customers is a topic that’s been talked to death, but as this free guide points out, hiring doesn’t get enough love. Startups have unique hiring problems. They’re early so that means leaders have to hire amidst a bunch of uncertainties and unknowns. And they have to hire right. These aren't just any employees you're recruiting right now. They're the legs under your company. New additions to the foundation of the business. So build your culture from the get-go to attract the people who make sense. Hire for their ability to adapt, to learn and grow, to build teams and similarly sniff out other talented individuals.

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What we loved:

The job posting resources and further reading at the end. This book doesn’t bite off more than it can chew but it doesn’t leave you hanging on what you wish you still knew after reading it.

What we didn't love:

The formatting. The headers don’t say much and the layout makes the book hard to skim. As you’re reading, it’s hard to know where you are relative to everything else. Chapter summaries on each inside title page would have really leveled this ebook up.

Summary:

This is a comprehensive resource for startup hiring, aimed at companies just beginning or continuing to scale up. The points made aren’t anything mind-blowing, but are all things that are somehow often forgotten (especially by confused startup founders who are trying to get from 5 to 50 employees fast). 

Speaking of fast, don’t expect this to be a fast read. The layout and structure make it nearly impossible to skim and trying to choose a chapter to reference from the table of contents is a fruitless endeavor. 

Block off some time, grab a highlighter and read this book so you’re clear on your philosophy before you go into the shark-infested talent pool.


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