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Make the Pitch: The Keys to Crafting an Effective Presentation

Ineffective communicators can bore and disengage an audience in a matter of seconds. With a litany of outdated methods, nervous tics or over-technical jargon, people will just stop caring about what you have to say. In an age where everything from interviews to VC pitches involves presentation, effective…See More
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Prioritize And Hire For EQ Over IQ

As Irving Berlin once said, “Talent is the starting point.” In this day and age of boundless knowledge educational tools on the internet, most anyone can learn coding languages, sales tactics and other trades of various industries. What, then, sets apart those who will make a meaningful impact at your company from…See More
Feb 2
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Prioritize And Hire For EQ Over IQ

As Irving Berlin once said, “Talent is the starting point.” In this day and age of boundless knowledge educational tools on the internet, most anyone can learn coding languages, sales tactics and other trades of various industries. What, then, sets apart those who will make a meaningful impact at your company from…See More
Feb 1
Rick Girard posted a blog post

End Start-up Growing Pains: How to Evaluate your Potential Hires

When starting a company, a lot of luck and coincidence plays into the people who come on to your team. You never know the reason why a particular person turned up in your life at the exact moment you’re trying to get your fledgling company off the ground. While meeting new people and growing your start-up can feel…See More
Jan 25
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Navigate your Start-up's Burn Rate Life Cycle

The most challenging obstacle every new company must face in its life cycle: managing its spending to create a consistent, growing generation of revenue. At each level of a start-up’s life, from growth and development to each Series of VC funding and final maturity, new companies face a unique set of financial and…See More
Jan 19
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Care About Your Employees and Your Company Will Soar

Listen, understand, achieve mutual loyaltyEverything starts with listening. Take the time to engage your employees, your teammates, in conversation. To quote the great Theodore Roosevelt, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” In all relationships this is true, and nowhere is it truer than in a…See More
Jan 11
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Relationships are the Key to Millennial Engagement

You’ve done it. You attracted a highly-skilled young professional to your company and you both are in the throes of new hire bliss. The first few months fly by, but eventually, things start to change. Your millennial hire is growing bored. They’re uninspired; they feel restricted by unspoken rules and misaligned values. More than…See More
Jan 8
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Relationships are the Key to Millennial Engagement

You’ve done it. You attracted a highly-skilled young professional to your company and you both are in the throes of new hire bliss. The first few months fly by, but eventually, things start to change. Your millennial hire is growing bored. They’re uninspired; they feel restricted by unspoken rules and misaligned values. More than…See More
Jan 4
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Engage Millennials to Nurture Your Company's Success

Part One of a Two-part Series A new market of highly skilled, intelligent and ambitious workers is reaching the prime of its employable value. It’s no secret that millennials are ready to challenge and inspire companies across industries, and their hard work and refreshing ideas are here to change the world.…See More
Jan 2
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Stay Compliant: California Hiring Changes Coming in 2018

  Come 2018, two major legislative changes go into effect that dramatically alter your hiring process. To help you, dear reader,  stay compliant, I’ve outlined the essential updates from California’s hiring regulations. Salary HistoryAs of January 1, 2018, prospective employers can no longer ask about an individual's’ salary or benefits history. You cannot have a box in your application to denote past wages, and you cannot ask in the interview what a person is currently being paid.…See More
Dec 14, 2017
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Stay Compliant: California Hiring Changes Coming in 2018

  Come 2018, two major legislative changes go into effect that dramatically alter your hiring process. To help you, dear reader,  stay compliant, I’ve outlined the essential updates from California’s hiring regulations. Salary HistoryAs of January 1, 2018, prospective employers can no longer ask about an individual's’ salary or benefits history. You cannot have a box in your application to denote past wages, and you cannot ask in the interview what a person is currently being paid.…See More
Dec 14, 2017
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Inspiring Movements Create Stronger Companies

Powerful movements draw people. They excite and invigorate those who believe in the cause, who value passion over profits. A certain energy supercharges the air around individuals who are relentlessly pursuing their passions, an aura that says come hell or high water they will succeed. Get enough of these people together, and they…See More
Dec 8, 2017
Rick Girard is now friends with Joanne McDonagh, Jackye Clayton and rehana dharani
Nov 30, 2017
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Employee Education is Your Most Valuable Investment

Start-ups begin in many different ways. While many of them launch with an intention to turn into a huge, profitable corporation, other companies come about out of necessity. For example, a freelance programmer could gain so many projects he’d need a part-time employee to help out with his clients. More and more coding work and…See More
Nov 30, 2017
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Get Smart with HR: Value your People and Maximize Profits

Most companies understand HR as compliance watchdogs: an internal police force which protects the company from scandal, lawsuit, and other unpleasant entanglements. However, your Human Resources team offers huge potential not only to protect your assets but to boost profits and productivity positively. Here are a few reasons why…See More
Nov 22, 2017
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Warning: You're the Problem with Your Hiring Process

Here’s a slightly unusual approach to investing. Investor Adoption is when an investor takes a more active and advisory role in the company, often “adopted” into the leadership team. Sitting down with serial entrepreneur and investor Robert Davis, we identified potential…See More
Nov 16, 2017

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First Name
Rick
Last Name
Griard
Country (Pick One)
United States of America
State (if Applicable)
California
Job Title (select one)
Executive (CxO)
Company
Stride Search Inc
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology, Healthcare, Internet, Services
How many employees work at your company?
B. 2-10
Website
http://stridesearch.com
Blog
http://www.stridesearch.com/blog
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Twitter Profile
http://https://twitter.com/rick_girard

Rick Girard's Blog

Make the Pitch: The Keys to Crafting an Effective Presentation

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

Ineffective communicators can bore and disengage an audience in a matter of seconds. With a litany of…
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Prioritize And Hire For EQ Over IQ

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 3:15pm 0 Comments



As Irving Berlin once said, “Talent is the starting point.” In this day and age of boundless knowledge educational tools on the internet, most anyone can learn coding languages, sales tactics and other trades of various industries. What, then, sets apart…

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End Start-up Growing Pains: How to Evaluate your Potential Hires

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

When starting a company, a lot of luck and coincidence plays into the people who come on to your team. You never know the reason why a particular person turned up in your life at the exact moment you’re trying to get your…

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Navigate your Start-up's Burn Rate Life Cycle

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 7:53pm 0 Comments

The most challenging obstacle every new company must face in its life cycle: managing its spending to create a consistent, growing generation of revenue. At each level of a start-up’s life, from growth and development to each Series of VC funding and final maturity, new companies face a…

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