Culture is a hot topic these days – if your young company does not have a culture then it’s not a cool startup right? Well let’s just stop right there. A business culture is not optional – it’s not something that you may or may not have – it is there whether you noticed or not. The question is do you know your culture and are … Continue reading What is (good) company culture?
As any company, especially a young one, grows it will have times when budgets are tight and times when they are not, people will likely be recruited in cycles and you will probably want to hire people from a great many different backgrounds. With that in mind how can you strive for fair salaries for everyone in the business? This breaks down into a few … Continue reading How can we ensure fair salaries when growing?
Engineers are in high demand – it’s no surprise given that software is running more and more of the world every day. With competition for quality engineers being at an all time high it may seem inevitable that you will lose members of your team to better opportunities. To an extent this may be true but it does not have to be a regular occurrence! … Continue reading How can I improve employee retention?
You can’t – Google has them. Strike that – I have them 😉 Clearly I’m joking, but only to a point. Surely every company should be striving to get the best engineers. And they all can! Who is your ideal engineer? That’s the big question. If you can define what the ideal team member looks like for you then you can both recruit with better focus … Continue reading How can I hire the best engineers?
Edinburgh is a beautiful city. It’s a place that strikes the balance between nature and urban activity, friendliness and business. We are lucky enough to have a combination of heritage centres, world class universities, record breaking arts festivals and substantial business support all spread out round Scotland’s leading tourist attraction. I have travelled round the world (literally), visited many countries, and I always look forward to … Continue reading Bring more talent to Edinburgh!