Posts by Ben Peterson

  • You have done the hard work and successfully brought a candidate through the finish line. Now they are a new hire and it’s their first week in the office. Guess what? Your job does not end here — you should make sure that you speak with the hiring manager and come up with a successful onboarding strategy together. You want a hire who quickly ingrates in the team instead of quitting two months in because of poor process and onboarding failure. Here is your shortcut to what…

  • Why do SMBs spend thousands of dollars in time, effort, and cash to hire a great person, only to see their new hire jump ship within 6 months? I’ll tell you why: because we SMBs are busy doing other important ‘stuff’! Priorities around sales, marketing and cash flow already suck up all our time. Should I push out the next release on time, get the monthly financials done and respond to that customer inquiry? Or do I have to worry about whether or not the new hire has…

  • Lately, it seems like everyone wants to work for one of the big guys. Google and Apple and all those other places that are known for their trendy offices, free food and mountain of perks get thousands of applicants every day. Because you aren’t always in the spotlight or can’t spend money in the same way, it’s hard for your small or medium-sized business (SMB) to get the attention of great talent. But don’t despair, you can compete with the big guys. Following are 5 key…