As the baby boomers hit – and pass – the (formerly) standard retirement age, the global workforce will need to continue absorbing the dramatic rise in employees over 65 for the next 10 to 20 years. A company in South Korea has found the solution to that problem; EverYoung, a technology services firm, only employs those over 55 years’ old.
All companies want to be more entrepreneurial; entrepreneurs are quick on their feet, responsive and hard workers. Startups are at the forefront of hard work and innovation, with their employees constantly working to improve the company, or the product.
Summertime in the corporate world means a lot of things, but to leaders and our HR friends it often means one thing – review season. With review meetings and contract reviews right around the corner, it may be time to confirm your leadership style is working.
Last year, cofounder and CEO of Optimove, a platform for analytics-driven customer marketing, Pini Yakuel moved from Tel Aviv to New York City to open his startup’s first U.S. office.
The ‘exit interview’ is an ingrained piece of every human resource department – even with companies or startups who are too small to even have a dedicated HR employee. But companies who are in desperate need of employee retention help have discovered the secret – swap the ‘exit interview: for the ‘stay interview’.
Most people think networking is about making new connections, but it’s equally important to invest in the connections you already have – your former coworkers, clients, and friends.
Ever since the term “Lean Startup” entered the business lexicon in 2008, businesses have followed a consistent trajectory: go flat or go home. The lean startup methodology follows the philosophy that if startup companies invest their time in building products/services to meet needs of early customers, they can reduce market risks and sidestep the need for large amounts of initial project funding.
While growth is essential to a startup’s success, rapid and uncontrolled growth can often lead to unintended changes or mistakes. When a company begins onboard employees and build new teams, it’s important for the company culture to remain intact.
Hiring your first group of employees for your new company can be just as daunting as it is exciting. Trusting others with your company can be a big step for any founder, even without worrying about hiring the wrong person.
Many successful businesses are built on a strong, trusting partnership between two entrepreneurs; but a bad partnership can often mean the end of your company.