What are the biggest challenges in building a distributed team as a startup? Today we discuss how to Hire, build process and lead in a distributed model. We will learn that uncovering the right people hinges on the Individual's desire and their emotional intelligence.
“Completing one another is more important than competing with one another." - John C. Maxwell
Mark Angel is the CEO and Co-founder of Amira Learning, the company reinventing learning to read with AI. Amira is a rapidly growing, venture-funded startup bringing the first intelligent reading assistant into K-3 classrooms.
Mark formerly served as Chief Technology Officer at Renaissance Learning, where he led the R&D organization and worked on the two most successful reading apps in the United States – Accelerated Reader and STAR. He has worked for 30 years in the Silicon Valley as a CEO, CTO and General Manager for innovators in the realm of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (Ernst & Young, Nuance, KANA Software).
Mr. Angel is the founder of three successful start-ups. He is a chief inventor on more than 10 patents in the areas of search.
Challenges in Hiring a Distributed Team:
What issues have we struggled with around hiring?
Discuss the Model
Core Values alignment
Creating a situation where there is a balance of work and not having too many meetings. Keeping people in a place where they are getting constructive work behavior. Getting that work done but also helping others to get the work done. People are happiest when you find the “groove”.
What have we done about this?
How do we manage work?
Baking collaboration into everyday environment. Tools like google suite/slack/zoom/github/atlassian -- basically emphasis is on creating the norms around the tools. Understand when they should be using the tools
Allow people Flexibility
What went right & wrong in the process?
Rick’s first step
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Meetul Shah: Cracking the Bootstrapped Startup Hiring Code.
Marie Norman: Give Good People (Candidate) Experience with the 3 C's. Concede, Create, Consistency
Ryan Malone: The Importance of Building a High Scale, High Performing Remote Company!
Martin Herrington: I'm Down With H1B... Yea, You Know Me!
MJ Shores: Artificial Intelligence, Employment Branding & Talent Acquisition … Oh My!
Ben Mones- Need to Fill VS. Cultural Alignment
Lorraine Ladd: Learning Your ABC's. Always Be reCruiting!
Steve Higginbotham: Employee Engagement Starts From the Interview. Broken Interview, Broken Engagement!
Dr Deena Brown: The Hiring Power of Relationship Capital! Or You’ve Been Cat-fished
Ken Middleton: Thank You for Ghosting Me During Your Interview Process
Anderee Berengian: Hiring Good People is Hard....Not if You Hire for Culture First
Shane Bernstein: Removing the Obstacles (Comparison Shoppers) that are Slowing Down Your Hiring Process!
Marinela Gombosev: An Alternate Route for a Startup to Hire Salespeople
Angel Iscovich: Routine Hiring is Great for Business!
Lee Caraher: Boomerang Hires Knock Out All Others!
Mitch Balzer: Comparison Shopping has No Place in Your Hiring Process!
Diane Lee: Interviewing Etiquette Brings Out the Truth
David Ferguson: Do Personality Assessments Create Lazy Interviews?
Anthony Camacho- Sniffing Out Excellence When Hiring Salespeople
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