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Only 26 Years Old, This Filipina Built an $8-M Startup That Uses AI to Hire and Retain Talent

Rumarocket uses machine learning to help companies manage HR operations

Among Rumarocket's many accolades is winning the regional competition of Seedstars World in 2014, when CEO Kathleen Yu (second from right) was only 23 years oldLike many successful businesses today, Kathleen Yu’s startup started with rejection.The idea behind Rumarocket, the 26-year-old’s business ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 17, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 tips for hiring freelancers who will boost your business

Pursue varying skill sets without the additional costs.

 Finding strong freelance talent can be a game-changer for your company.Ultimately, the biggest benefit is flexibility. Enlisting outside help only when required is a smart move if your business needs and cash flow are inconsistent. And a freelancer capable of ramping up or down with you can be invaluable ...

by Eric Samson  | July 12, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

3 ways to earn long-term customers

Make common people feel like royalty.

 As the chief marketing officer of an international brand, I spend more than 200 days a year on the road. And, in terms of customer service, I have experienced everything from warm to cold—and light to delight. Related: Customer Service Lessons Learned on the ...

July 09, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

How to gain people’s trust back after a setback

Although this is not your finest hour, you can survive the day if you know how to correct your trajectory.

Nothing catches the attention of onlookers more than when leaders or prominent team members in our workplace make errors or who engage in egregious acts that affect others. No one desires to find themselves in such a predicament.Taking a wrong turn, vocationally, ...

by Patrick Proctor  | July 09, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

4 ways to keep employees focused on work

And not on their phones.

The smartphone is arguably one of the best and worst technological advancements in recent years. Thanks to the smartphone, people have quick access to information and apps that make their lives easier. But these devices are also an addictive productivity-killer.Related: This Man ...

by Andre Lavoie  | July 08, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to give feedback that works

Always try to meet small problems with swift solutions.

Bad feedback goes both ways. We typically associate bad feedback in the “bearer of bad news” sense where the recipient is the one at fault, but more often than not, the feedback provider and the feedback itself are the problem.We have all ...

by Kate Beihl  | July 06, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

3 ways to train your small startup team

Leadership support is key to improving training processes and ensuring accountability.

The goals of a startup are pretty straightforward—grow revenue, scale quickly and stay cool. Training is one key to success, but too many young companies resist investing in formal training programs due to a lack of resources or fear of becoming uncool.Shift ...

by Brittney Betzer  | July 06, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

10 reasons you're not getting work done (Infographic)

Meetings waste more time for productive work than you think.

Studies show that an average employee gets distracted every three minutes while they are at work, and worse, it takes around 23 minutes to get back on track after a distraction.Weekdone, a team performance and organization management software, compiled the below infographic detailing the ...

by Grace Reader  | July 05, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Motivate your employees and create paths to career advancement

Knowing what is needed informs hiring and results in better cultural and competency fits.

It is no secret that offering professional development opportunities and career training appeals to job candidates. According to a 2014 Global Workforce Study conducted by Towers Watson, career advancement opportunities matter most to employees when deciding to join or leave an organization.It ...

by Kes Thygesen  | July 03, 2016 01:00:00
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6 steps to building a strong company culture

If people can’t trust you as their leader, you don’t have a lot to stand on.

Everyone is familiar with the culture that companies like Apple and Google have built in Silicon Valley. But the truth remains, not everyone can afford that “rock star” type of culture—and some might not even want it. Every company is different and ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | June 25, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

These 7 films teach powerful lessons on how to become a super manager

Fictional works can teach a lot about the dealings in the real world.

As a manager, you want to build an office environment that is creatively fulfilling for your employees but is also as productive as possible.But who do you model yourself after to become a powerful and effective manager? If you refer back to the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 24, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How to attract, retain an engaged millennial workforce

Companies cannot buy loyal employees with superfluous perks.

Job seekers entering today’s workplace are used to company websites listing bottomless snacks and ping pong tables before health benefits. The perks of an office kegerator and a game room with comfy couches no longer set companies apart.Just like you cannot buy ...

by Michael Cohen and Amanda Jesenof  | June 22, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

What to do when your company is being held 'hostage' by a toxic employee

Watch out for the clues and take deliberate action to diffuse the situation.

Employees are the lifeblood of the organization. The build it, they run it, they drive the organization’s success. But like how they built it up, they can easily take it down. In fact, you may be facing an organizational crisis right now, ...

by Tracy Maylett  | June 21, 2016 02:00:00
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