The Value of Emotional Intelligence... Even for Engineers

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting, Emotional Intelligence | No Comments

According to the World Economic Forum's "Why you need Emotional Intelligence",  “90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence (EQ). On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers…

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

By Swift HR Solutions 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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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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GitHub Gender Bias Claims Show Startups Need HR Role Early

By Erin Coe | Human Resources, Venture Capital | No Comments

Law360, San Diego (March 18, 2014, 11:56 PM ET) -- A female GitHub Inc. engineer's tweets on Friday that she left the San Francisco-based technology company because of alleged gender discrimination…

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3 Solutions to Making Better Hiring Decisions

By Delise Crimmins | Human Resources, Recruiting | No Comments

The cost to hire an employee averages between 14 to 29 percent of an employee's salary.  This expensive line item becomes exponential when we make poor hiring decisions and are forced to rehire for…

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Salary Increase Budgets are Low and Going Even Lower

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Human Resources, Recruiting, Best Practices, Compensation, Finance | No Comments

Salary increase budgets and are near to historical lows, and are likely going even lower, due to the weak economic "recovery."  Growth in 2010 has been so tepid that unemployment has barely budged…

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The Changing Landscape of Rewards

By Doug Sayed | Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting, Best Practices | No Comments

The past two years has seen the quickest and most dramatic shifts in compensation (aka "rewards") plans practices ever.  In the past two years, we've witnessed "the sky is falling" near-collapse of…

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