CEOs are Treated Differently

Several years ago we had an employee that wasn’t working out. Team members kept coming to me and lamenting that this person wasn’t getting things done and didn’t meet our culture standards (positive, self-starting, and supportive). Only, in my interactions with him everything was great, he did quality work for the tasks I asked of him,…

Working from Home and Startups

With the continued chatter about Yahoo’s policy change last year where employees are no longer allowed to work from home, and HP following suit, I’ve had a few entrepreneurs reach out over the past few months asking about work from home strategies. Before talking about working from home, the discussion needs to focus on the company’s…

The Culture-Oriented 7 Step Hiring Process

As corporate culture is king, and three leading companies have published entire guides to their culture, it’s important to talk through an example hiring process. At Pardot, we spent years refining our hiring process, and were never finished. Here’s the core of the process we developed: Start with an applicant tracking system (e.g. The Resumator) and…