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Tips on Hiring Employees for your Start-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2017
As businesses grow, it can be very tricky to know how to hire people and where to look - and how to be sure they are really right for your business. The fact that your business has reached a stage where you need to bring in some extra members of staff is, of course, very positive. However trying to build a team that will work well together is harder than you’d think. In the case of a start-u...
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Recruitment platform Canvas set to screen candidates by TEXT message

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th June 2017
Launched yesterday in the US, Canvas helps recruiters screen more job candidate's, and market employment brands to millennials with the first text-based interviewing platform. GR8 idea or LOL, we took a look at all the details to see if the fingers can really do the talking… We've heard of people being sacked by text, and even rejected for a job by text, but not, on the whole, being interv...
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Recruiting for Your Startup - some considerations

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2017
As your startup grows and scales, you will inevitably reach the point where hiring employees is necessary. You may only need one extra pair of hands to start with, however as with every other aspect of building a startup, there’s a lot to think about. Indeed, there is a reason why larger organisations have HR departments handling their recruitment - it isn’t as simple a task as it migh...
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Startup of the Week - HireHand

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2016
Whilst the pop-up phenomenon of the last few years has helped many budding entrepreneurs and early stage startups to gain customers and build brand awareness, it has also brought with it some challenges. For example, whilst it may seem a great idea to have a pop-up food stall for a few weeks in a prime city centre location, it may prove a tad difficult if there is only one person to staff it durin...
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How to Attract Talent in an SME

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2015
Allison Grant an employment lawyer who has advised SMEs for over 20 years highlights some key points on how to attract talent in an SME..."As an employment lawyer who has advised SMEs for over 20 years I have become familiar with the reasons why talented employees remain with a business, and the triggers that cause them to leave. SMEs rely heavily on talented employees to help them grow.  Gr...
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Recruitment Entrepreneur - open for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2015
James Caan, leading entrepreneur and ex Dragon is on the lookout once more for self starters in the recruitment sector who want to grow or develop their recruitment businesses. Since setting up his Venture Capital fund Recruitment Entrepreneur, James has invested in seven startups within the sector. The investment isn’t purely financial though - successful startups also receive intensive...
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James Caan's Recruitment Entrepreneur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2014
If recruitment’s your thing, then listen up! Leading entrepreneur James Caan has just announced that he’s once again on the lookout for self starters in the recruitment sector who want to either start or grow their recruitment businesses. Although still in its first year of trading, Recruitment Entrepreneur has already invested over £2million in startup businesses in the sector....
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Why your Startup team needs to be like a Car

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2014
Ok then, we appreciate that the title “Why your startup teams needs to be like a car” may perhaps seem a little silly. However, maybe it’s because a punchy title ‘wheely’ gets you intrigued, or perhaps it’s because like many of our tongue in cheek posts, there’s no harm in hamming up the truth a little. A good and understandable analogy or two does seem to...
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Startup of the Week - Clinch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th April 2014
Hiring staff can be a pretty mundane affair - regardless of whether you use social media, online job boards or the old school ads in the local paper. Of course if you’re the one looking for a job, the same can apply. Admittedly some jobs may pique your interest more than others but on the whole the entire job hunting process can become a tad dull to say the least.That though is all set to ch...
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Finding Reliable Short Term Staff - by Mary McKenna

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2014
Youth volunteering charity vInspired have recently launched a start-up social enterprise called Task Squad, which matches up young people who have proven their skills and reliability through volunteering, with employers who need short term, flexible staff. The scheme, which has had financial backing from Google’s Global Impact Challenge, is being taken forward by new CEO Mary McKe...
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