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A global software company didn’t have job titles until it hit 50 employees. Here’s how the CEO grew the business and built a management structure while maintaining its startup culture.

Visual presentation platform Prezi has grown from seven employees to more than 330 over the course of 10 years. But cofounder and CEO Peter Arvai only introduced manager titles and an organizational chart when the employee headcount reached 120. By carefully scaling and diversifying his international offices, the company doubled […]
A global software company didn’t have job titles until it hit 50 employees. Here’s how the CEO grew the business and built a management structure while maintaining its startup culture.
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A Cornell researcher analysed 961 companies and found that a haphazard approach to talent doesn’t work — but a simple, overlooked change can help teams perform at their best

Companies that have structured management practices are more productive. That’s according to new research from Cornell University and the University of Georgia. Structured management includes standard protocols for things like measuring employee performance and tracking the organisation’s progress toward goals. But many companies aren’t even aware that they should have […]
A Cornell researcher analysed 961 companies and found that a haphazard approach to talent doesn’t work — but a simple, overlooked change can help teams perform at their best
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Goldman Sachs’ HR chief is leaving to join a tech startup. Here’s the interview question he’ll ask every job candidate to test their creativity — and the type of answer he’s looking for.

Interview questions about solving tough problems can reveal a candidate’s creativity. That’s according to Dane Holmes, Goldman Sachs’ HR chief. Holmes is leaving at the end of the year to join the HR tech startup Eskalera. Holmes will test Eskalera job candidates for creativity, and specifically the ability to connect […]
Goldman Sachs’ HR chief is leaving to join a tech startup. Here’s the interview question he’ll ask every job candidate to test their creativity — and the type of answer he’s looking for.
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Legendary VC Ben Horowitz is now asking job candidates their thoughts on WeWork — and their response shows him whether they will respect entrepreneurs or let power go to their head

When they interview candidates for venture capital positions, Andreessen Horowitz looks for people who respect entrepreneurs. Cofounder Ben Horowitz says he specifically avoids hiring arrogant candidates. To suss out arrogance, Horowitz asks interviewees to share their thoughts on Adam Neumann’s career at WeWork. He wants to see whether they show […]
Legendary VC Ben Horowitz is now asking job candidates their thoughts on WeWork — and their response shows him whether they will respect entrepreneurs or let power go to their head
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‘Growth mindset’ cultures like Microsoft’s drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurable results for companies.

Microsoft has grown as a company, in part due to the growth mindset embedded in its culture. Research based on acclaimed Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s growth mindset looks at the relationship between how employees perceive an organisation’s mindset and how trusting and committed they are to the organisation. Dr. […]
‘Growth mindset’ cultures like Microsoft’s drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurable results for companies.
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Microsoft is rolling out a new management framework to its leaders. It centres around a psychological insight called growth mindset.

Microsoft has demonstrably grown from where it was in 2014. The growth mindset was fundamental to this upward trajectory. A new management model rolled out this summer further highlights how Microsoft applies the growth mindset. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Microsoft roots its record performance in a simple […]
Microsoft is rolling out a new management framework to its leaders. It centres around a psychological insight called growth mindset.
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Outgoing Goldman talent chief Dane Holmes outlined for us the thought exercise he uses to think through big decisions — like leaving the investment bank

After 18 years at Goldman Sachs, Dane Holmes is moving to California to become CEO of the new HR tech startup Eskalera. Eskalera, which launched in 2018, develops technology to help companies improve inclusion and diversity in hiring and company culture. Holmes walked Business Insider through the thought process he […]
Outgoing Goldman talent chief Dane Holmes outlined for us the thought exercise he uses to think through big decisions — like leaving the investment bank
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Goldman Sachs’ outgoing HR chief says any leader who doesn’t wake up every morning worried about losing top talent probably isn’t a very good manager

Goldman Sachs is just as worried as any other employer about attracting and retaining top talent. According to HR chief Dane Holmes, hiring technical talent is a big challenge. Holmes said every leader at every company should be concerned about talent management. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Goldman Sachs’ outgoing HR chief says any leader who doesn’t wake up every morning worried about losing top talent probably isn’t a very good manager
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Most senior managers have no idea who the company’s most valuable employees are. Here’s how to pinpoint them before they burn out and quit.

Effective people management is about being able to identify your most influential employees. Otherwise, they might get overwhelmed by requests for help and quit. It’s especially important to know who your company’s influencers are in today’s collaborative workplace. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Ask a C-suite executive: “Who […]
Most senior managers have no idea who the company’s most valuable employees are. Here’s how to pinpoint them before they burn out and quit.