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A Metamorphosis from Solopreneur to Entrepreneur

Every founder undergoes a metamorphosis throughout the lifecycle of his or her company. A founder must attract investors, engage the ideal founding team and plan for precise execution and scale. Thus, he sheds his solopreneur shackles to transform into a blossoming and successful entrepreneur.This question behind this blog post came from Hire Power Radio Show engineer @PaulRoberts…See More
Apr 5, 2018
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Structure Your Interview to Find The Truth

Everything starts with the foundationMy job as a recruiter is to help my clients find the best person for their unique hiring needs. Part of that job involves follow-up after every interview to see how things unfolded. In almost every interview I can point out a fatal flaw: the hiring manager didn’t prepare. They didn’t think of questions ahead of time, and they ended up doing all the…See More
Mar 23, 2018
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Structure Your Interview to Find The Truth

Everything starts with the foundationMy job as a recruiter is to help my clients find the best person for their unique hiring needs. Part of that job involves follow-up after every interview to see how things unfolded. In almost every interview I can point out a fatal flaw: the hiring manager didn’t prepare. They didn’t think of questions ahead of time, and they ended up doing all the…See More
Mar 22, 2018
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Hire Culture, Capacity and Craft for Your Company

Most companies these days will blaze through a stack of resumes without a second thought. Normally, when we look at job descriptions, we see a bunch of “we need this, we need this, this is a nice-to-have,” we look back at resumes and we calculate between the two. Oh, yes an 80% match. Great. Let's hire this person. That process has 0% what to do with what makes for a great employee.…See More
Mar 16, 2018
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Hire Culture, Capacity and Craft for Your Company

Most companies these days will blaze through a stack of resumes without a second thought. Normally, when we look at job descriptions, we see a bunch of “we need this, we need this, this is a nice-to-have,” we look back at resumes and we calculate between the two. Oh, yes an 80% match. Great. Let's hire this person. That process has 0% what to do with what makes for a great employee.…See More
Mar 16, 2018
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Fractional Leadership for Building Your Business

When you’re a young start-up, you need to maximize the aid of passionate, capable people while carefully managing your meager Series funding. Fractional work is a valuable tool that allows you to bring in in-depth experience and tested leadership into your company.So what is fractional work? Employing a person on a fractional basis means they work with your organization part-time, in the…See More
Mar 8, 2018
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Gamification -- Improve Employee Engagement Through Play

Work and play don’t need to be separate. In fact, the jointure of the two serves as the foundation of a radical new workplace philosophy that engages employees with fun, exciting and fulfilling challenges. Companies are employing loyalty programs and behavioral economics to drive productivity and engage team members through a process called gamification. What is Gamification?Gamification…See More
Feb 27, 2018
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Gamification -- Improve Employee Engagement Through Play

Work and play don’t need to be separate. In fact, the jointure of the two serves as the foundation of a radical new workplace philosophy that engages employees with fun, exciting and fulfilling challenges. Companies are employing loyalty programs and behavioral economics to drive productivity and engage team members through a process called gamification. What is Gamification?Gamification…See More
Feb 26, 2018
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Make the Pitch: The Keys to Crafting an Effective Presentation

Ineffective communicators can bore and disengage an audience in a matter of seconds. With a litany of outdated methods, nervous tics or over-technical jargon, people will just stop caring about what you have to say. In an age where everything from interviews to VC pitches involves presentation, effective communication is a vital skill that could determine the longevity of your…See More
Feb 16, 2018
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Prioritize And Hire For EQ Over IQ

As Irving Berlin once said, “Talent is the starting point.” In this day and age of boundless knowledge educational tools on the internet, most anyone can learn coding languages, sales tactics and other trades of various industries. What, then, sets apart those who will make a meaningful impact at your company from those just learning to make a buck? How do make sure you’re hiring the…See More
Feb 2, 2018
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Prioritize And Hire For EQ Over IQ

As Irving Berlin once said, “Talent is the starting point.” In this day and age of boundless knowledge educational tools on the internet, most anyone can learn coding languages, sales tactics and other trades of various industries. What, then, sets apart those who will make a meaningful impact at your company from those just learning to make a buck? How do make sure you’re hiring the…See More
Feb 1, 2018
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End Start-up Growing Pains: How to Evaluate your Potential Hires

When starting a company, a lot of luck and coincidence plays into the people who come on to your team. You never know the reason why a particular person turned up in your life at the exact moment you’re trying to get your fledgling company off the ground. While meeting new people and growing your start-up can feel haphazardous, your actual hiring process doesn’t need to be just as crazy.…See More
Jan 25, 2018
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Navigate your Start-up's Burn Rate Life Cycle

The most challenging obstacle every new company must face in its life cycle: managing its spending to create a consistent, growing generation of revenue. At each level of a start-up’s life, from growth and development to each Series of VC funding and final maturity, new companies face a unique set of financial and personnel challenges. This balancing act of managing funds, growth, sales…See More
Jan 19, 2018
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Care About Your Employees and Your Company Will Soar

Listen, understand, achieve mutual loyaltyEverything starts with listening. Take the time to engage your employees, your teammates, in conversation. To quote the great Theodore Roosevelt, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” In all relationships this is true, and nowhere is it truer than in a business. The role of a leader isn’t to just lead the vision…See More
Jan 11, 2018
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Relationships are the Key to Millennial Engagement

You’ve done it. You attracted a highly-skilled young professional to your company and you both are in the throes of new hire bliss. The first few months fly by, but eventually, things start to change. Your millennial hire is growing bored. They’re uninspired; they feel restricted by unspoken rules and misaligned values. More than anything, they don’t see any room for growth in their…See More
Jan 8, 2018
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Relationships are the Key to Millennial Engagement

You’ve done it. You attracted a highly-skilled young professional to your company and you both are in the throes of new hire bliss. The first few months fly by, but eventually, things start to change. Your millennial hire is growing bored. They’re uninspired; they feel restricted by unspoken rules and misaligned values. More than anything, they don’t see any room for growth in their…See More
Jan 4, 2018

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First Name
Rick
Last Name
Griard
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United States of America
State (if Applicable)
California
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Executive (CxO)
Company
Stride Search Inc
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Technology, Healthcare, Internet, Services
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B. 2-10
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http://stridesearch.com
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Rick Girard's Blog

A Metamorphosis from Solopreneur to Entrepreneur

Every founder undergoes a metamorphosis throughout the lifecycle of his or her company. A founder must attract investors, engage the ideal founding team and plan for precise execution and scale. Thus, he sheds his solopreneur shackles to transform into a blossoming and successful…

Continue

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 4:14pm

Structure Your Interview to Find The Truth

Everything starts with the foundation

My job as a recruiter is to help my clients find the best person for their unique hiring needs. Part of that job involves follow-up after every interview to see how things…

Continue

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 4:51pm

Hire Culture, Capacity and Craft for Your Company

Most companies these days will blaze through a stack of resumes without a second thought. Normally, when we look at job descriptions, we see a bunch of “we need this, we need this, this is a nice-to-have,” we look back at resumes and we calculate between the two. Oh, yes an 80% match. Great. Let's hire this person. That process has 0% what to…

Continue

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 5:22pm

Fractional Leadership for Building Your Business

When you’re a young start-up, you need to maximize the aid of passionate, capable people while carefully managing your meager Series funding. Fractional work is a valuable tool that allows you to bring in in-depth experience and tested leadership into your company.…

Continue

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 3:55pm

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