Rick Girard
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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
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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
Thursday
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
Rick Girard is now friends with Joanne McDonagh, Jackye Clayton and rehana dharani
Nov 30
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
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
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
Rick Girard posted a blog post

The Crucial Importance of a Strong Team when Investor Shopping

  One of the most critical elements of being funded is the team who leads the charge. Know your weaknesses and have a plan to fill those gaps! Be honest in your approach and realistic in how your company will grow. Any investor will tell you first thing they want to know after hearing a great idea is who’s building it? Who’s behind it, who are driving the process? This is because execution risk plays a huge part in making an investment decision. From one investor’s standpoint, Peter Polydor of…See More
Nov 9
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"Tune in to the Hire Power Radio Show Today @ Noon PST on octalkradio.net Our guest is guest Robert Davis, CEO of Y7 Collective"
Nov 7
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Smash the Glass Ceiling with a Growth-focused Work Environment

Employees are a company’s greatest asset. Finding new business for your first product is a thousand times easier than making your first few hires. In the beginning especially, you and your founding few have to be engineer, biz-dev, and janitor all at once. This is the honeymoon phase of your company! The pivotal first moments…See More
Nov 2
Rick Girard posted a blog post

When is the Right Time to Exit your Startup?

Founding team members find themselves more emotionally invested than most other people when it comes to startups. They watch their product journey through developmental stages, achieve funding, and finally launch to great success. However, there comes the point for many founders where the rest of the team is headed in a…See More
Oct 26
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

A Founder’s Story: First Hiring Pains and Designing a Culture Around Baseball

 Last week on Hire Power Radio Show, Rick Girard talked with Sean Ferrel to discuss the trials and errors of building his company with first hires and how he designed his interview process based on themes learned through baseball.Here’s what we discussed with Sean:Every founder’s story is unique. Each entrepreneur begins with…See More
Oct 20
Rick Girard posted a blog post

A Founder’s Story: First Hiring Pains and Designing a Culture Around Baseball

 Last week on Hire Power Radio Show, Rick Girard talked with Sean Ferrel to discuss the trials and errors of building his company with first hires and how he designed his interview process based on themes learned through baseball.Here’s what we discussed with Sean:Every founder’s story is unique. Each entrepreneur begins with…See More
Oct 19
Rick Girard posted a blog post

Hiring Without a Formal Process Is Just Plain FAIL!

Developing an experience-based candidate framework is the key to an effective hiring plan! Here are the steps a company needs to take before placing an ad or interviewing potential employees. Last week on Hire Power Radio Show, Erin…See More
Sep 10
Mukul Gupta commented on Rick Girard's blog post 'Quit Merely Doing Your Job-Focus on Making an Impact'
"Very impressive post and I agree with most of your suggestions. I too have been guiding my team and few tips that I give them for higher performance includes: Be in a competitive mode: Always try to out perform your colleagues doing a similar job…"
Sep 1
A blog post by Rick Girard was featured

Givers Gain! Magnetically Attract Talent to Your Company by Giving Back

When most companies hire, they do so reactionarily, focusing on a needs-based approach alone. A job needs to be performed, and therefore, the company needs to find someone who can do the work.However, what if companies took a step back to think not simply about how others can provide them with solutions to their needs, but how they can, in turn, give back and help meet the needs of others?Last week on Hire Power Radio Show, Gui Mendes and Mason Monsevais of the Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy (AOJ)…See More
Aug 17

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First Name
Rick
Last Name
Griard
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United States of America
State (if Applicable)
California
Job Title (select one)
Executive (CxO)
Company
Stride Search Inc
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Technology, Healthcare, Internet, Services
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B. 2-10
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http://stridesearch.com
Blog
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Rick Girard's Blog

Inspiring Movements Create Stronger Companies

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

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.…

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Employee Education is Your Most Valuable Investment

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

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…

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Get Smart with HR: Value your People and Maximize Profits

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

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…

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