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Lola.com CEO, Mike Volpe, joined us at TINYcon for an an exploration of the four different disciplines of people ops (spoiler: it’s not just HR anymore!) Mike draws on his experience as a board member, angel investor and startup advisor to explain how the best People Ops executives incorporate elements of marketing, customer success, product management, and sales into their roles.
The process of hiring and retaining employees is never easy. Hiring can be a rigorous, time-consuming endeavor that kicks off when a company publicizes its various job openings, and then ceases after a suitable candidate has been selected, vetted, and hired. Naturally a newly-hired employee may feel out of place during the first few weeks of employment. It’s not uncommon to hear someone has submitted their resignation letter just months into the job.
This guest post is by a speaker at TINYcon 2018. To hear more from Kevin and other great leaders this September, register for TINYcon today! When I ask my colleagues what they like most about working at Collegewise, the college admissions counseling company I founded in 1999, most of us agree that it’s the people. We’ve managed to attract some of the best in our industry, many of whom left higher paying jobs to come here, and we’ve got very little turnover. So why do so many great people, most of whom had plenty of other employment options, end up at Collegewise?
When executives are asked about their companies' most competitive advantages, without fail they declare "It's our people." So why do so many companies come up short when it comes to recognizing, coaching, and helping to fulfill the talent potential of their employees? To learn more, I spoke with Rochelle Reiter, Agency Principal at Orange Label, a leading response marketing agency known for its unconventional, but effective, core value: the color orange. This summer, the Newport Beach based company earned a spot on the Orange County Business Journals' list of Best Places to Work so I was super excited to get Rochelle's thoughts on a powerful but, often neglected, set of leadership skills. READ MORE: THE 2019 COMPLETE GUIDE TO COMPANY CULTURE