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How to Save Your Startup from Costly Hiring Mistakes

How to Save Your Startup from Costly Hiring Mistakes

Most startups and small businesses can’t afford the costs that associated with employee turnover. Tips to improve recruiting, interviewing and on-boarding so you’re more likely to end up with a great team.

We’ve written in the past about what to do if you make a hiring mistake. Now we’ll offer some insight on how to avoid that problem in the first place.

First, some context: a bad hire isn’t just a people problem – it’s hurts your bottom line. Replacing an employee can cost more than 200 percent of their salary – not the kind of money most startups can spare.

Preventing bad hires and avoiding the associated costs requires a two-pronged approach: first, focus on recruiting the right people. Second, make sure you set them up for success in their first days, weeks, and months on your team. Let’s dig into both.

Handling Employee Performance Issues: When There’s More to the Story

Handling Employee Performance Issues: When There’s More to the Story

If your business has 15 or more employees, you’re obligated to follow ADA guidelines for providing reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities. Here’s how to do that.

Managing an underperforming employee is one of the trickiest jobs business leaders have, especially if you’re a startup or small business without a head of HR to turn to for guidance.

The job gets even more complicated if an employee has a disability, which is what we’ll dedicate this blog post to. “Disabilities” don’t just include things like using a wheelchair or having a vision impairment: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “disability” broadly, including conditions like…