The scenario: You created a platform that solves problems in a particular industry. It all started with a small team compiled of individuals that ‘bought into’ the idea and mission of your business. Finally, all the hard works paid off and you get the investment from VCs you need. Your product has ‘proof of concept,’ so to remain pertinent, you need to hire people that will continue to develop the product. Now, you need to grow your business from 15-50 people over the next 18 months. This will be one of your biggest challenges because without this Talent you won’t be able to deliver against your commitment to investors. The strategy

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The scenario: You created a platform that solves problems in a particular industry. It all started with a small team compiled of individuals that ‘bought into’ the idea and mission of your business. Finally, all the hard works paid off and you get the investment from VCs you need. Your product has ‘proof of concept,’ so to remain pertinent, you need to hire people that will continue to develop the product. Now, you need to grow your business from 15-50 people over the next 18 months. This will be one of your biggest challenges because without this Talent you won’t be able to deliver against your commitment to investors. The strategy

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On a daily basis, we investigate scaling digital start-ups and we see the same mistake time and time again: the lack of planning for Talent Acquisition. Companies plan and create strategies to ensure goals are met in all areas of business, yet often fail to create plans for hiring the actual people needed to bring the vision to market. This is curious considering 80% of respondents in our recent 2016 Red Executive survey stated ‘the identification and engagement of talent’ as their number one concern for 2017. Yet, start-ups do not invest as they should in this area. Without the proper talent, goals will not be reached, company time and money

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On a daily basis, we investigate scaling digital start-ups and we see the same mistake time and time again: the lack of planning for Talent Acquisition. Companies plan and create strategies to ensure goals are met in all areas of business, yet often fail to create plans for hiring the actual people needed to bring the vision to market. This is curious considering 80% of respondents in our recent 2016 Red Executive survey stated ‘the identification and engagement of talent’ as their number one concern for 2017. Yet, start-ups do not invest as they should in this area. Without the proper talent, goals will not be reached, company time and money

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