Small Business Articles

  • How to Differentiate Your Startup to Win Top Talent

    November 30, 2015

    There’s one question that every single interviewer at a startup should know the answer to: “Why should I choose you over any of the hundreds of other startups or established companies next door?” In today’s talent market where candidates run the show, it takes serious differentiation to compete. If you can’t articulate what makes your startup unique, you’ll never attract as many top candidates as you want to.   We spoke with four successful founders and talent leaders to find out...

  • 5 Tips to Make Your Startup’s Hiring Process Way More Efficient

    October 20, 2015

    At a young start-up, hiring is a responsibility the entire team must shoulder - along with a million other things of course, making efficiency absolutely critical in the early days. A disorganized recruitment process (or lack of one entirely) wastes countless hours and makes the difficult task of hiring the right people nearly impossible. But it’s precisely when a startup is young that they’re most likely to lack structure around hiring and get bogged down by inefficiencies and...

  • 8 Tips for Recruiting with a Small Team and a Limited Budget

    September 22, 2015

    Not every company has dozens of recruiters. Or an employer branding team. And a massive budget for the best new ATS. Truth is, for the vast majority of businesses out there, recruiting is generally the responsibility of a few people who have a dozen other tasks on their plate as well. And yet, recruiting for those business is as important as ever, because while a bad hire can hurt a large company, it can bankrupt a smaller one. So how do you do it? How do you recruit effectively,...

  • 4 Small Businesses Recruiting Trends in 2015

    April 2, 2015

    Our 2015 Global Recruiting Trends Report uncovered a lot of valuable data about what hiring managers and recruiters are doing to attract and hire the best...

  • 3 Ways Small Businesses Can Use LinkedIn to Hook the Big Fish

    January 8, 2015

    It’s true that it doesn't take millions of dollars or an army of recruiters to find and engage with top talent on LinkedIn. But don’t take our word for it...

  • Startup to IPO: How Opower's Talent Strategy Transformed through Growth

    December 22, 2014

    “It was incredible. I probably won’t ever experience anything like it ever again. To see seven years of hard work come together like that: it was an...