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The Art of Recruiting
8/2/2007
Summary:

Recruiting the best people begins with the having the best attitude--hire better than yourself--and, truth be told, doesn't end even after they're on the job. Ten practical tips delivered in classic Kawasaki style can deepen your insights and improve your skills.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Care and Feeding of the Creative Class
8/2/2007
Summary:

This article is specifically about managing creative people. But nearly any entrepreneur can benefit from a better understanding of the creative process and what motivates copywriters, designers, and programmers to perform at their very best. After all, the public face of your company might someday be in their hands.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
The New Science of Hiring
9/6/2007
Summary:

This article justifies and explains a three-step hiring process that almost guarantees improvement in the typically low correlation between traditional interviewing techniques and predicting success on the job. With turnover costing 1.5 times the salary of the departing employee, can you afford not to read this story?

Go To Source (www.inc.com)
Time in Training Often Wasted
9/20/2007
Summary:

One in three workers thinks training is a waste of time. But, properly conducted, training can in fact be valuable. Making it work in your workplace is essential. This brief articles provides the basic guidelines for helping your employees make the most of their training time.

Go To Source (www.cio.com)
Tips on Documentation of Employee Performance and Conduct
9/20/2007
Summary:

This article contains sound, straightforward advice and specific "how-to's" about performance documentation that any manager or leader of people needs to have and use. Entrepreneurs: Practice and preach!

Go To Source (www.allbusiness.com)
VC Confidential: Care and Feeding of Humans
9/20/2007
Summary:

Good advice is worth hearing twice. This article doesn't plow any new ground, but coming from a venture capital blog it should command the attention of growth-hungry entrepreneurs.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)
What's to be done about performance reviews?
9/27/2007
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This article is thought-provoking and will help entrepreneurs build both philosophy and practice concerning performance. For example: Should reviews be more about improving the company's results or more about improving the individual's performance? The extensive commentary from individual managers is especially valuable.

Go To Source (hbswk.hbs.edu)
Why Develop Your Employees?
9/27/2007
Summary:

Be sure to spend at least as much time orienting and training new employees as you did to hire them. And then continue to oversee their development. Why? New hires, especially, need focused guidance to make the most of their talents and do it effectively in your organization. Plus, you are grooming them (we hope) to run the business so you can grow the company.

Go To Source (washington.bizjournals.com)
Restricted Stock vs. Options
10/18/2007
Summary:

While restricted stock may be considered a useful incentive in startups, that approach has different legal and tax implications than others. Read this blog for a clear discussion of a cloudy topic. Plus reader postings.

Go To Source (www.burningdoor.com)
Compensation for Board Members
11/8/2007
Summary:

In a young private company, a number of dynamics combine to make board membership appealing: appropriate vesting schedules, single trigger acceleration, retention efforts, handling reasonable board expenses, and more. Here is a detailed explanation of how to bring them all together for the best results.

Go To Source (www.feld.com)

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