Staff turnover challenges taught KLUTCHclub’s founder the value of clearly communicating company values. Here she helps other entrepreneurs avoid her error.
By Julie Bashkin (Founder & CEO, KLUTCHclub)
KLUTCHclub is a health and wellness company that delivers healthy snacks, beverages, supplements, fitness accessories and personal care products to our members monthly. We are celebrating our one-year anniversary on April 15 and as any new company we have many challenges. One of our most pressing challenges is organizational change and development—hiring, training, and retaining the right people.
Unfortunately, like many startups, we have had a lot of turnover
Mauria Finley learned the value of recruiting moms from stints as an executive at eBay and PayPal. Now she’s putting that insight to use at her new startup Citrus Lane – and it’s paying off big time.
By Mauria Finley (CEO & founder, Citrus Lane)
In recent weeks, two news stories from prominent business leaders have captured widespread attention: Marissa Mayer’s decision to eliminate certain flexible work policies at Yahoo! and the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In. Both topics have ignited debate about working mothers, specifically what they need to do to succeed and how corporate policy can help or hinder their career growth.
At Citrus Lane, we have a very simple perspective: We are succeeding because we’re hiring moms, not despite hiring moms.
The co-founders of RocksBox and a male designer on their team talk about the challenges of attracting super talented guys to a female-founded jewelry startup.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
What do the best developers and designers look for when they’re choosing where to take their talents? For many, it’s a matter of working on a product they’re passionate about.
“One of my friends, we were chatting, and he wants to work for a company whose product he personally uses and is really excited about. I think that’s something that a lot of people want,” says Maia Bittner the co-founder and CTO of San Francisco-based startup RocksBox.
Despite the challenges and because of our successes, the platform is constantly growing, changing, and remaining competitive. At heart, however, Scavado is still doing what it was always created to do: finding the best talent.
By Lori Fenstermaker (Founder, Scavado)
People often ask me why I started Scavado. The answer is that I didn’t mean to create a new recruitment platform, I just wanted to make my life as a recruiter a little easier.
If someone is asking for your services, ask for a partnership opportunity, an equity percentage or simply a return for your effort.
By Adriana Galue (Co-Founder, Mint Consulting)
There is a new business model available today. It involves recruiting talent at low or no cost. I know several talented people who are currently “doing internships” at both new and established companies in exchange for “experience”, “recommendation letters” and “peanuts”. I don’t think that this model is sustainable nor do I think that it generates true economic development.
Nowadays, it is extremely important to refine one’s negotiating skills. After having made a plethora of errors by jumping too soon into a deal, these are my recommendations:
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Mobile apps are hot. If you are interested in learning the basics of Android development, the Writing Your First Android App class on Wednesday, August 8 (6:30pm – 8pm) is for you! Clare Bayley, a product engineer at Hattery Labs, will teach you how to build a fully functional Android application – what software to use, how to architect your app’s life cycle and how to run your app on a device.
UC Berkeley Ph.D candidate Anna Pereira will be teaching