Human Resource is a topic of importance for any company, across any scale. And it is especially important for growth stage companies. Many startup founders tend to ignore this aspect but the subject eventually bubbles up. In this podcast from the Andreessen Horowitz resource pool, Ben Horowitz and Shannon Schiltz (head of technical talent at a16z) talk about the importance of HR- How to protect your company from itself.
Here is the podcast followed by the key highlights:
What are the biggest mistakes companies make with respect to HR?
What is HR?
Why are founder's reluctant to bring on HR?
But once the company grows over a certain number, HR becomes necessary. And now, how does a company maintain its hip culture (what it stood for)? Especially around things like dress code.
How does the CEO or the founding team sit with HR and decide on the metrics to measure performance?
These are some of the key highlights from the post, go through the podcast for a lot more and drop in a comment with your views. Share your experiences with HR and managing teams. We're are also willing to guest columns to put forth to experiences in the Indian context, so write in to email@example.com.