The Startup Chat with Steli & Hiten
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Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life by Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, two serial entrepreneurs who've both built multi-million dollar SaaS startups.
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276: How to Hire a Head of Culture
3 days ago
In this special episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten are at Dreamforce and they talk about how and why you need to hire a head of culture at your startup, especially if your team members work remotely. In today’s business world, a lot of startups are run as remote teams, and doing so has its benefits. Many studies have shown that remote working has valuable effects on employee productivity, happiness, and general well-being. However, there are some challenges of running a remote team and one of these challenges is creating a positive company culture with your team. This is where creating the position of head of culture can be beneficial for your startup. Tune in to hear Steli and Hiten’s recommendations for how to create the position of head of culture in your startup, when to create the role, what qualities to look out for when you hire for this role and much more. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:24 About today’s topic. 01:23 Why this topic was chosen for this episode. 02:45 Hiten talks about how a similar position was created and filled at his company, Kissmetrics. 04:11 Hiten gives real-world examples of how important a person in this role can be to a startup. 05:26 Steli talks about how a similar position was created and filled at his company, Close. 06:17 Steli talks about the qualities to look out for when you hire for this role at your startup. 07:46 If you should consider hiring for this role and when to do so. 09:50 The real value of having a person with this role at your startup and whether it can be measured. 13:34 Steli and Hiten attempt to come up with an appropriate title for this role. Quotes: Having a person that team members can trust, come to and confide in can be a powerful thing for a startup.
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Date published: 2017-05-10