The Law of Startups Podcast: Joe Wallin and Michael Schneider Chat with Shannon Swift

By Swift HR Team | Consulting, Human Resources, Interview, Startups | No Comments

Hear Shannon Swift, Founder and CEO of Swift HR Solutions talk about human resources for startups on the Law of Startups' podcast.   

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Five Top Benefits of Gratitude in Business

By Swift HR Team | Leadership, Best Practices | No Comments

Gratitude Challenges are popular year-round, and especially during the month of November, when we celebrate our national Thanksgiving holiday. It can be tempting to gloss over or ignore the…

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How Fear is the Enemy of Creativity

By Delise Crimmins | Consulting | No Comments

Fear, not the kind where you fear for your life, but the kind of fear that makes you afraid you are going to say something stupid. The kind of fear that makes you self conscious and makes your heart…

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4 Common Mistakes Companies Make in Leadership Development

By Swift HR Team | Leadership | No Comments

Leadership is the biggest talent issue today, according to a survey from Deloitte. The survey revealed that only 13 percent of companies do an excellent job of developing leaders at all levels.…

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Escape Velocity and Micromanagement

By Delise Crimmins | Leadership, Consulting, Human Resources | No Comments

One of the biggest complaints I hear employees cite about managers is that they over manage an employee's tasks, or micromanage. When I hear that concern, I immediately ask what the manager is doing…

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Top 10 Things Every Startup CEO Needs to Know About HR

By Shannon Swift | Consulting, Human Resources, Venture Capital | No Comments

Culture matters, right from the beginning – be intentional about it.  HR is in the best seat to help define, articulate and provide oversight to ensure there is consistency across the entire…

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A Simple Math Formula to Increase Employee Engagement

By Delise Crimmins | Leadership, Human Resources, Best Practices | No Comments

They say most problems in life can be solved through some form of mathematical equation. Being an organizational development executive, I have found that difficult to grasp as math is so far outside…

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Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting

By Jack Perkins | Consulting, Human Resources, Recruiting, Best Practices, Venture Capital | No Comments

Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet. Recruiting for software engineers and other in-demand positions gives everyone the…

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Startup Executives May Not Focus On HR, but It Plays Important Role

By Lauren Weber | Consulting | No Comments

Two words can make a startup executive's eyes glaze over faster than any others: human resources. Yet startups in particular need to be prepared for personnel crises that can upend the workplace. And…

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In Seattle, Demand for Tech Workers is Insatiable

By Don Willmott | News, Recruiting, Compensation | No Comments

What's New This Quarter Here's an amazing stat: Amazon recently hired 12,800 employees bringing its headcount up to 109,800, compared with 81,400 a year ago. That means the company employs more…

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