09 Dec How much Equity to give your Early Employees Part 2

On my previous article post about employee equity, I did an overview on some important definitions and possible scenarios of stock compensation. On this second part we will review how a startup equity can be split in a way it is fair for all shareholders. There is no real formula in which all companies base their employee equity programs, the options are countless. The way it...

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08 Dec How much Equity to give your Early Employees Part 1

How much equity is good enough for a startup employee? How can you guarantee you will keep this skillful new talent with a fair equity share? This two-part article post will provide a detailed view on important definitions as well as suggestions and factors that help resolve these questions. Once you have managed to gather enough money to build your startup, you now need to think...

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04 Dec Passive vs. Active: The Two Types of Candidates

It is always a tough task to know how to approach a potential candidate during the recruiting process and later on the interview rounds. You first need to identify the type of candidate you will be engaging, passive or active. Now, it is not like in the recruiting world everything is black or white. There can be the “not so active yet not passive” candidates,...

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02 Dec How to give your Team Real Purpose

A great challenge for many startups is keeping the core values and purpose in which the company is based upon. As the organization starts to grow and new employees are hired, it is an arduous task to spread the excitement throughout the team and have everyone working hard towards the same goal. A team’s purpose is what drives the company’s culture. Purpose is what will...

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30 Nov Is your Tech Startup Ready to be Big?

Understanding the technological business and how to sell a tech product might not be enough to make your tech startup grow into what you have envisioned. You might have already witnessed other companies not succeeding with the understanding-selling model because they are lacking one important aspect to complete the trifecta, how to build a tech startup company. Once you have a nice grasp of the fundamentals...

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30 Nov Hire the Right Candidate not Any Candidate

In today’s fast growing industries, a hiring manager might feel overwhelmed by the urgency to fill a position… pronto. Depending on the role, recruiting can turn into a total nightmare. Some roles are saturated with recruiters offering positions to whoever is available. To give you an example, developers have it easy because they can pick from an average of five job offerings even when they...

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30 Nov Get your LinkedIn Profile Ready for the Next Recruiting Visit

If you are new to social sourcing in the recruiting world or already swim the LinkedIn waters, one thing is certain, having a well set up LinkedIn profile can get you closer to landing your ideal job. By last October, LinkedIn reported a total of 400 million users with 2 new profiles created every second. Only in the United States there are 107 million users....

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27 Nov 3 Technical Recruiting Tips for Startups

You are on the hunt for a potential hire who can take your product idea and expand it. Apart from their specialty, you need a person who can manage any critical situation, delivers, has excellent problem-solving skills and can be a total team player. Here are a 3 startup recruiting tips founders may find useful. Customize  Personalize the outreach process for each candidate. We are talking about a job market...

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23 Nov The Importance of a Good Job Description

Your company’s success relies on having a team of players wholeheartedly dedicated to a product they find interesting and exciting. Your business cannot afford a mis-hire, financially and morally. Especially if it is a young startup. The last thing you need is a loss of team motivation from a missed target along with the waste of time and money on an already tight budget. One...

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