Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets & Science of Hiring Technical People
By Johanna Rothman Buy Now » Will you need to hire web site or technology developers, engineers or systems people to help launch and maintain your business? Do your eyes glaze over when any conversation becomes too technical? Will you need to hire consultants or employees with specific skills that are completely foreign to your own expertise and interests? If so, consider buying this book to fine tune your hiring skills and expectations of employee job performance. Readers will also find many good tips for hiring and integrating any new employee into a fast changing company.
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
By Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister Buy Now » TakeCommand loves this book. It's full of interesting factoids and information that may alter a business builder's understanding of how good work really gets done. This book is worthwhile for entrepreneurs who have to leverage talent just as much as they have to leverage technology, cash or sales networks. The authors explain in highly readable prose the best conditions for aligning employees and project teams around the most productive, achievable goals. Peopleware is probably best for entrepreneurs who are now or soon will be managing more than 10 people in a high-growth situation. Somewhere in this book you will read something you didn't know about the basics of inspired people management.
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