What Are You Doing to Combat Proximity Bias in Your Startup?

Studies show there has been a 97% increase in companies offering remote or flexible roles, yet almost half of employees express some level of fear that they will be negatively affected if they continue to work remotely. Proximity bias is by no means a new phenomenon, but the widespread introduction of hybrid and remote working

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A Simple Guide to Startup Funding: What Stage Should I Join?

The startup world can be a confusing place.  Working for a tech startup allows you to very quicky expand your skillset. Many are drawn in by the promise of innovation and the excitement that comes with bringing ideas to life.   But if you are someone who is worried about the risks involved in joining a company early on in their journey,

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Transforming Remote Working: 3 Innovative Tech Startup Solutions

Post-covid a shocking 97% of employees don’t want to return to the office full time. Although it may seem like a new phenomenon, the tech world has seen the benefits of remote working long before covid, continually challenging the boundaries of what we believe a workspace can be. Growing your startup can feel disjointed when

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How to Prioritise Mental Wellbeing in Your Tech Startup

Mental Health in an Unequal World For too long the stigma surrounding mental health has prevented people from getting the help that they need. For many, the widespread introduction of remote and hybrid working was reported to boost mental health, but for others it has led to rising levels of anxiety and depression. More than

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Is it Time to Make the Move to a Permanent Tech Role?

Pre-pandemic, it was easy to see the attraction to contract work: flexible hours, often the chance of remote working and of course, the money. But in a post-pandemic world where you can now expect flexible hours and remote working in a permanent role, the lines between contract and perm have become blurred. Then came the

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Scaleup Diaries: Nathalie Alpi

Nathalie Alpi and her husband Nicolas co-founded CookiesHQ in 2011. They are a growing software development consultancy based in Bristol who help build software for scaleups and startups around the globe, supporting them in their growth. In the 10 years since then, they have watched their business grow to a team of 16 and help

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Is Unconscious Bias Stunting Your Tech Startup Growth?

72% of founders agree building a diverse team is extremely important, not only in terms of boosting company culture but it also has a positive impact on revenue. However, only 12% of tech startups have five or more team members from under-represented communities.   Currently, 32% of tech startups are in the diversity planning stage, understanding why diversity is important but with no diverse members forming part of their team.  So, if there is such a clear benefit to hiring a

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The Talent Guide for Founders

Growing your Startup?  Our Talent Guide for Founders covers the biggest hiring mistakes and how to avoid them.   If you are a founder looking to grow your startup, then you probably know your people are going to be key to your success.  80% of employee turnover is down to bad hiring decisions, and in times of uncertainty, people are your

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Stand Out to a Start Up: 4 Qualities Tech Startups Want in a New Hire

Being at the core of a growing tech company can be exhilarating, surrounded by the buzz of innovation, and celebrating each milestone. It’s not all ping pong and staff drinks; there are obvious risks that come with joining a company in its early days. If you are passionate about the industry and want to stand

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How to Grow Your Tech Startup With Effective Employer Branding

Effective employer branding boasts the ability to halve your average cost per hire and reduce employee turnover by almost 30%. At the startup stage you may feel stretched thin and dismiss employer branding as something you can put your time into later down the line. Don’t make that mistake. In today’s competitive talent market, it

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