Why You Should Keep Hiring Through the Holidays

Why You Should Keep Hiring Through the Holidays

The holidays are here!  That means it’s time to table your search for great candidates until the trees come down and everyone goes back to work in the new year, right? Wrong. The holiday season is one of the best times to pursue a great hire. Quantity vs. quality One of the simplest reasons that ...

How to Hire a Chief Operating Officer (and why you need a COO)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Entrepreneurs, Management, Talent | No Comments
How to Hire a Chief Operating Officer (and why you need a COO)

You’re a high-growth, middle market entrepreneur…trying to “make hay while the sun shines” and grow your company.  You probably see your days getting bogged down in your business’s day-to-day activities.  You’re likely spending your time keeping plates spinning instead of growing your business.  And I bet you get so bogged down in daily minutiae that ...

We’re Thankful for our Clients

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Clients, HireBetter | No Comments
We’re Thankful for our Clients

Thanks to our amazing clients for helping us become who we are. 2013 has been a banner year for HireBetter. We were ranked the #2 recruiting firm in Austin by the Austin Business Journal. We officially relaunched and rebranded HireBetter after acquiring it in 2012. But most importantly, we got the chance to help our ...

Why Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Succession Plan

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Management, Strategy, Talent, Talent Vault | No Comments
Why Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Succession Plan

Think about your most-prized employee. What would happen if she were to unexpectedly leave your company? What’s your plan for if he had to take an extended (or permanent) leave of absence? If you don’t know what you’d do without your #1 player, then you’re putting your company in a very dangerous place. Spare your ...

We Hire People, Not Machines, So Always Look at the Big Picture

We Hire People, Not Machines, So Always Look at the Big Picture

When you’re looking bring someone on to your team, please remember that you’re hiring actual living, breathing human beings, not just exchanging a salary for skills. Even though it’s important to consider skills, of course, many recruiting professionals might consider this to be “the hard part,” and everything after that to be the simple business ...

Forward-thinking Compensation; or How Assumption will Kill your Company

Forward-thinking Compensation; or How Assumption will Kill your Company

In order for you to help your company grow, you have to get compensation right. And the best way to nail salary (or anything, really), is to have a plan. We’ll show you how… Assumption is the deadliest compensation sin Earlier this year, Dan Walter laid out his “7 Deadly Sins of Executive Compensation.” They ...

An Entrepreneur’s Story: Talent is an Investment, Not an Expense

An Entrepreneur’s Story: Talent is an Investment, Not an Expense

Here’s a story that we see happen all too often: Entrepreneurs know how important a great team is to the success of their business. The problem is, consistently identifying and hiring them is much easier said than done. Even when you seemingly “do everything right,” and leverage your network, hire a few recruiters, and incentivize ...

Interview Questions – There’s No Such Thing as a “Typical Day”

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Interviewing, Recruiting, Talent | No Comments
Interview Questions – There’s No Such Thing as a “Typical Day”

Describe a typical day at your job. Now tell me, when was the last time you had a whole week of “typical days?”  Unless your work ethic is something like this, you probably can’t think of one. Now, think of the last time you asked someone to describe a typical day in a job interview…uh ...

What It Takes To Make The Inc. 5000

What It Takes To Make The Inc. 5000

The Inc. 5000 is a ranking of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the country. To make this list is to show the world that you are a real high-growth mover and shaker in the business world.  But what does it take to achieve the kind of growth that it takes to make this distinguished ...

My (Great) Candidate Smoked Legal Pot, Failed Drug Test. What Should I do?

My (Great) Candidate Smoked Legal Pot, Failed Drug Test. What Should I do?

Over my career, both in the recruiting business and running high-growth companies of my own, if I’ve learned anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. Despite knowing this, I was still taken aback last week when a candidate who one of our clients had just offered a position indicated that they would fail the upcoming drug ...