YEC Members Share Lessons on Healthy Hiring Considerations
YEC members are experts in many fields. From technology to food innovation, they’ve started successful and forward-thinking companies across a variety of industries and gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges of starting and sustaining a business. This week, our members offer insight on the various hiring considerations in the startup space.
In her latest Forbes article, YEC member Marjorie Adams discusses the importance of hiring a Human Resources specialist to any growing startup. She writes, "Employees are the lifeline of any business; we all know that one bad hire can damage your team and your brand. The only way we could grow, prevent turnover and recruit new employees was to bring in someone who not only knew employment law and best practices but could advise us in a number of other HR-related areas."
We recently asked our members to share which payroll platforms have helped them streamline the payroll process for their business. One member writes, "When looking for a brand new platform for any facet of our company, we always tend to look for those that bundle multiple assets into one system.
YEC contributors: Torrey Tayenaka, Sparkhouse; Travis Smith, V.I.P. Waste Services, LLC; Mitch Gordon, Go Overseas; Kim Kaupe, ZinePak; Piyush Jain, SIMpalm; Andrew Schrage, Money Crashers Personal Finance; Rachel Rodgers, Rachel Rodgers Law Office; Miles Jennings, Recruiter.com; Vladimir Gendelman, Company Folders, Inc; Brandon Stapper, 858 Graphics.
Bolton Remote co-founder and CEO Patrick Linton understands the benefits of offshore talent. In his latest Forbes article he writes, "The era of location independence in the workforce is transforming how businesses are built and how they manage their workforce. Companies that are not constrained by proximity concerns can flourish by embracing this next phase in the death of distance."
In business, some tasks require only a few hours of someone’s undivided attention every so often. That's why we asked our members to share their favorite place to find hourly part-time or temporary staff.
YEC contributors: Joel Butterly, InGenius Prep; Aaron Schwartz, Modify; Jayna Cooke, EVENTup; Piyush Jain, SIMpalm; Cynthia Johnson, American Addiction Centers; Miles Jennings, Recruiter.com; Henry Glucroft, Henry’s / Airdrop; Adam Steele, The Magistrate.
As a startup grows and changes, it's not uncommon for leaders to constantly shifting their goals and needs. In this Inc piece, YEC member Zach Binder understands that when your business needs a specialized skill that your team lacks, it's not always necessary to bring someone on board full-time. Read his advice here.