Start-ups have unique needs. They’re fast paced and flexible, responding to change and very often operating without a lot of cash on hand. Their business model is either “flexible” or non-existent as they look for that “angel investor” that can help them take their product or service to the next scalable, repeatable level.
You’ve just been hired as the HR professional for Technico, a small technology company that makes apps for household use. The company prides itself on being results driven and service oriented. In fact, customers love the app and praise Technico for its outstanding customer service. You’ve been tasked with finding a marketing professional that can help establish Technico’s brand personality and market it in inexpensive and creative ways.
Put together a behavioral interview guide that features at least two questions you’ll ask to ensure that your candidate has the right mindset for the job—both in terms of job tasks and company culture. Then, think about what kind of answer would make you want to hire this person. Write that down, too! Post those questions and coordinating answers, and then review the interview questions (and answers) of two classroom peers and make comments.
Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.
|Submit your initial response
No post made
Post is either late or off-topic
Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
|Respond to at least two peers’ presentations
No response to peers
Responded to only one peer
Responded to two peers
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- Discussion: Human Resources in Small and Entrepreneurial Businesses. Authored by: Freedom Learning Group. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution