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How to Crack the Code on Startup Talent


Talented employees fuel the success of every startup. But most startups struggle to attract top talent. Learn how to create a talent strategy that elevates your startup above other more established and better funded companies.

Duration: ~2 hours


How to Crack the Code on Startup Talent:

Startups thirst for game-changing, talented employees to drive execution, build world-class products, and inspire investor confidence. However, most startups fail to invest in their talent infrastructure, leaving talent development to chance ― which is particularly dicey given the exorbitant salaries offered by highly profitable and established tech companies.

This training class will provide you with a proven framework for building out your startup’s talent strategy — a key component of great execution. This training includes several customizable tools and resources that can be quickly and easily installed as the foundation for your startup’s talent strategy.

The initial modules for this class are available now with more modules to be released in the next few weeks.

This class is only available with our Premium Training Package.

What You'll Learn

  The importance of talent

  • Talent challenges & typical startup priorities
  • Talent framework as a differentiator
  • How talent drives success
  • Hypocrisy and talent
  • Talent rubric
  • Talent case studies

  What employees want

  • Employee motivators
  • Employee success
  • Elements of success
  • Trust the process


  Building a talent strategy

  • Aligning players and budgets
  • Hiring
  • Development
  • Recognition
  • Retention

✔  Talent infrastructure

  • Competencies
  • Corporate levels
  • Salary grades
  • Employee performance

  Tool walkthrough


Tools Included:

  • Talent rubric (Microsoft Excel)
  • Behavioral vs. situational interviews (PDF)
  • Cultural interview questionnaire (Microsoft Word)
  • Manageability interview questionnaire (Microsoft Word)
  • Employee performance review (Microsoft Word)
  • Corporate levels (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Salary grades (Microsoft Excel)