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Experienced entrepreneurs are commonly tapped to serve as outside directors for promising early-stage companies. VC and blogger Brad Feld provides some rules of thumb for compensating these valuable assets.
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.
When bringing new employees on board during startup, there are a number of considerations in establishing financial incentives such as options. FeedBurner founder Dick Costolo elaborates on the issue and provides advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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