Posts tagged Employees
How To Know When To Hire

We have talked about creating a community within a company and we have talked about 'Why The Employee Package Is More Important Than Ever'.

We have even talked about some of our favourite ways to hire.

But there is the question of should you or should you not hire?

In this post we are going to explore some things you should think about before you hire; whether that is your first hire or simply a new addition to the team, each new hire is equally important.

First up, let’s go to the root of it: why do you want to hire a new person?

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Why The 'Employee' Package is More Important Than Ever

The employee package is what a new staff member gets for their service to a company. This is often mistaken for solely monetary, but this could not be further from the truth.

Of course, cold hard cash is what pays the bills and will always be a factor, but, especially the new wave of hires, want more. People want more from their role, to feel fulfilled, to create a lifestyle, to be part of something.

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HR Policies - The Last Thing On A Small Business Owner’s Mind

The entrepreneur’s journey is a well-known one nowadays. It starts with an idea never before conceived, a genuine insight borne out of a unique perspective. And it ends… well, there’s a long way to go before the journey ends in either success or failure.

In the middle, there is the struggle. A struggle to take the idea and make it into a reality. Hiring a team, building a product, and making sales. These are the core activities that dominate the brains of the leadership team. HR documentation and regulation compliance... not so much.

And fair enough, it’s not likely to be the thing that makes or breaks the business. But it is crucial - for the following 3 reasons.

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How To Combat The Loneliness Of Being An Entrepreneur

If you have been an entrepreneur for a while, then you will undoubtedly have felt lonely at some point, especially if your loved ones and friends are not entrepreneurs.

This loneliness tends to set in just before you have a team. When you are just starting your business, and everything depends on you. When you have a team, the loneliness can subside as you have more people involved in your vision.

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Why Remote Working Could Help Your Business Thrive

Remote working has been growing in popularity since 2012, and many businesses are expected to have at least over half of their workforce working remote by 2020. Which, really is not too far in the future.
As we, here at Cone have remote workers, we wanted to touch on why we have done this and to tackle some of the cons we have heard in the press.

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Thinking about growing the team? Here's 4 things you need to consider

Bringing a team onboard and watching them help bring your idea to fruition is one of the most rewarding parts of successfully growing a business. No founder can do it all on their own (as much as some would like to think otherwise!). The bolder the idea, the better the team needs to be. Hiring is a substantial commitment, and while the benefits are massive, the process itself diverts resources away from the core task of growing your business. Here are 4 things you should think about before launching head first into the task of bringing on a new hire.

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New Addition To The Cone Squad

This week is a super exciting one for us at Cone HQ as we welcome 2 new members to the Cone Squad.
As our team grows, there were fundamental things that we knew that we had to look for in our new squad members.

So after 86 applicants in just one week, and 7 interviews we chose our 2 new squad members. So without further ado let me introduce them to you...

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