Small Business Articles

  • Recruiter for One of the Top VC firms Shares Her Tips on Finding Talent for Startups

    August 1, 2016

    Finding talent is hard enough. Finding talent when you're a small startup that no one's ever heard of is even harder.  "The whole recruiting process introduces a lot of different challenges," says Tammy Han of First Round Capital, a seed-stage investment firm, which helped fund past startups like Uber, TaskRabbit, Warby Parker, Square, Looker, and Planet Labs....

  • Here is What the Day of a Successful Full Life Cycle Recruiter Looks Like

    July 19, 2016

    Full life cycle recruiters are pro hypertaskers. They handle everything from scoping to sourcing, budget to interviews, closing candidates to counter offers. And, they have a huge impact on the business. “As I see it, I’m not just building small teams, I’m helping grow a company,” says Chris Carpenter, the sole recruiter at CloudLock. In 2015, CloudLock...

  • 3 of America’s Best Small Companies Share Their Hiring Secrets

    June 28, 2016

    Being small doesn’t mean you can’t be mighty. Forbes’ annual America’s Best Small Companies list looks at small but very successful businesses, and evaluates them using Bo Burlingham’s Small Giants criteria. The list celebrates maverick companies that focus on “greatness instead of growth,” equally prioritizing financial and nonfinancial areas, such as creating...

  • 3 Real-life Examples of Job Descriptions That Stand Out

    June 14, 2016

    When done right, job descriptions do more than just communicate an opening at your company. They attract the right candidates to apply...

  • How a Single Recruiter Made 120 Hires in One Year

    May 26, 2016

    “There are two types of recruiters. Those who fish, and those who hunt,” says Liza Klein, HR Business Partner at MetTel, a...

  • 4 Principles That Landed This Business on the Best Small...

    April 27, 2016

    “You caught me at a great time,” said Claire Magat, Vice President of People Initiatives & Strategic Projects at Balsam Brands. “We’re...