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The Quest for Diversity in Tech Leadership Is Stalling. Here’s Why.
If they don't do the work, tech CEOs will continue to bemoan the lack of diversity in their leadership ranks and miss out on the benefits of diverse leadership, while not taking ownership for those efforts stalling.
When to Hire a Chief Customer Officer
A CCO touches nearly every part of the organization, from sales, to product, to marketing. They are a collaborator, a champion for customers, and a strategic thinker that understands consumer trends and demographics.
Creating an Executive Job Description
Job descriptions are a key element in ensuring you appeal to the right candidates, so it’s important to write them effectively.
When to Hire a Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing is the key function in building your brand, reaching customers, and increasing engagement. When is it time for a CMO?
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: Talent Focus
Experienced talent executives shared their stories and offered perspective and advice on recruiting and retention for today’s leaders.
Best and Worst Practices (Plus FAQs) for Layoffs
Layoffs are bad, but how you handle them makes all the difference. Here are a few best and worst practices for orchestrating layoffs.
How to Remove Your Full-Time Hiring Hat to Hire An Interim or Project-Based Executive
Hiring an Interim leader can be a great solution when you have an executive leader leave your organization unexpectedly.
When to Hire your First Chief Revenue Officer
In most startups, the founder is the first salesperson and while it may be difficult to let that go you’ll eventually scale, add sales reps, or maybe some form of a Sales Manager once there are more than a couple of reps.
How Savvy CEOs Are Turning the Talent Crisis into a Talent Opportunity
Macro conditions around a COVID workforce
When is it Time to Hire Your First Chief Financial Officer
Depending on the complexity of your business you might be able to hold off on hiring a full-time CFO, but if you have any of these signs then it’s time to start thinking about bringing someone on board
New Series: When and How to Hire Each CXO
This series is intended for any C-level executive or board member involved with startups.
How Busting Your Bias on Resumes Can Maximize Diversity
The usual approach for finding candidates is to search for people who have some things in common with us, or have some experience that resonates with us, and that we can more easily put in a box
Date before you get Engaged: How to Jumpstart New Execs as On-Demand Workers
Hiring on-demand executives can help ensure that there’s a good fit between the candidate and the company. Want to save time and money in the interviewing and onboarding stages, and ensure high performance post-onboarding?
How to Compensate Independent Directors
There are several elements of a compensation package you need to know about for an independent board member
How to Onboard Directors, Especially First-time Directors
I’ve often said that the hiring process doesn’t end on the employee’s first day. The same goes for new board members -- you have to take their onboarding as seriously as you take their hiring process.
How to Recruit and Interview Directors
Recruiting and interviewing candidates to join your board as an independent director is time consuming and there really aren’t any shortcuts or workarounds.
How to Manage On-Demand Talent in Your Business, Part 1
We believe that the business world is migrating toward an on-demand workforce across all levels of an organization.
What to Look for in a Director
Startup Boards for CEOs Series: Post 5 of 9. You’d never hire a senior executive without putting together some kind of job spec or requirements document to guide the process, to get you from point A to point B. Hiring an independent board member is no different.