Recruitment tips for start-ups #4
Recruitment tips for start-ups #5
For many years now, LinkedIn has successfully attracted people with a huge range of business motivations, to use and become reliant on LinkedIn as an essential resource. Whether to build a personal story/brand, to network and collaborate amongst industry colleagues, to find employees or to look for work. We’ve all been sucked in.
For any start-up or spin-out, one of the biggest challenges is the balance between hiring credible and expert people, and getting the investment to pay them. Investors want to back a strong team, not ideas.
Back in the early 1990's, when the internet was still pretty new, the only route for companies to reach out to potential employees was via job advertisements in relevant publications.
With over 20 years' experience, I asked Nicola Gardiner for an insight into finding senior executives for some of Oxfordshire's most exciting businesses.
Many of the clients I work with, in and around Oxford are emerging businesses who are innovating and disrupting their sectors. This certainly creates an exciting journey for the founders, and brings plenty of investment interest, but can present particular challenges when recruiting their key people who will be vital to the success of those businesses.
Recent interviews with Oxfordshire based entrepreneurs and those who support local entrepreneurs, have revealed that the current climate for entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire is; “healthy and more exciting than ever” says David Mott – Partner at Oxford Capital.