Attracting Great Employees . . . Without Perks

Yesterday I received my latest issue of the local metro business magazine, featuring their annual list of ‘Great Places to Work’ for 2008.  The spread was full of the metro area’s highest profile retailers, consulting firms, technology companies, manufacturers, coffee chains and law firms, along with a handful of smaller up-and-coming organizations readers were told to watch out for.  Each listed company was graced with a small article …

Small Company Mistake #2: Hiring Big Company Managers

I’ve been doing some interviewing lately for several open positions at my company, including a high-profile management spot.  As I work my way through the interview process I have been making a conscious effort to reflect back on previous hires, hoping to narrow down exactly why some small company managers work out so well . . . and why others crash, burn, and …