Based on your answers, it’s an exciting time for your growing company. To help alleviate stress and scale the business, we suggest focusing your role as a manager on building a healthy team. The checklist below highlights strategies to better equip your employees, and customized content to help you continue to grow professionally.

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 RECRUIT AND HIRE THE DREAM TEAM

How to Avoid Costly Hiring Mistakes

Hiring is arguably the most important job of a people manager. Hire well and you’ll have a high performing and happy team. But make one hiring mistake and you’ll spend a lot of time and emotional energy trying to fix your team. To help you build out a healthy team, we’ve gathered an expert playbook for hiring remarkable employees.

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How to Find and Manage Amazing Freelancers

These days, freelance writers often are a dime a dozen. But a good one -- who can both write and be reliable -- can be a bit more difficult to find. As you scale your team, it might not be viable to hire full-time content creators right away. This blog post will help you find freelancers that are well worth the money.

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The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.

Steve Jobs

Cofounder, Former CEO

Apple

The Secrets to Hiring and Managing Exceptional Marketers

Hiring great employees is one thing, but managing them to grow their careers parallel to your business’ growth can be another challenge. In this INBOUND talk, Kipp Bodnar walks through what motivates the next generation of marketers and how you can leverage this information to build a world-class marketing team.

Find Your Next Marketer on Inbound.org

Looking for top-notch talent? Use discount code TheNextFive for 80% off your next job post on Inbound.org. That’s less than $1 per day for a 60-day listing!

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 TRAIN YOUR GROWING TEAM

How to Build a High Performance Team

As you build your company, the marketing hires you make will be crucial to the health of your funnel and the trust of your customers. Learn how to identify goals for a growing marketing team and how to realistically face skill set gaps.

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Top Training Needs for Marketing Teams

Twenty four percent of marketing teams state that training is a top challenge. And because of the ever-changing technology and trends of the marketing industry, it’s easy for some skills to fall through the cracks. As you look to train a world-class team, use this research report to build a curriculum around the skills marketers worldwide are having the most trouble with.

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 DELEGATE YOUR DUTIES

How Effective Managers Organize Their Time

It’s not easy balancing your own tasks with the needs of your team. Between all of those one-on-one check-ins and team meetings, you’ll likely need to rethink how you prioritize. Here are some top tips to help you get more done in your limited time.

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Do You Know How to Delegate?

Delegating your duties is hardly natural. Yet, when done well, it opens you up to tackle larger problems and tells your team they’re a trusted, significant part of the company. As you decide which tasks to pass along, ask yourself these questions to gauge when delegating will be beneficial.

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 SCALE YOUR CULTURE

Scaling Behavior: Ignore This at Your Peril!

A scalable business model gets more leverage when it’s supported by managers that learn how to scale employee behaviors. In this INBOUND talk, HubSpot’s Director of Training and Development Andrew Quinn shares how to scale behaviors using personality testing, coaching, and impactful feedback.

Today, power is gained by sharing knowledge, not by hoarding it.

Dharmesh Shah

Chief Technology Officer

HubSpot

The One Management Mistake That Causes 76% of Employees Not to Trust Their Boss

As you scale your culture throughout your growing team, communicating the value of transparency among your employees will be crucial. Set an example of thoughtfully sharing data for your managers to follow. That way, employees will be better able to anticipate problems, make informed decisions, and stay productive.

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 MASTER GIVING FEEDBACK

Should Companies Get Rid of Performance Reviews?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally attacked by a compliment sandwich. At some point or another, we all probably have. As you evaluate the effectiveness of your current performance review process, weigh the strengths and weaknesses of each of these standard frameworks.

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Delivering Feedback With “Radical Candor”

Still looking for the ideal performance review framework? Hopefully, you’re always looking to improve how you give feedback. Consider Kim Scott’s philosophy of radical candor to reach the perfect balance of caring personally and challenging directly.

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 STUDY STORIES OF SCALE

Built to Last

By Jim Collins - Learn how some of the top performing companies of the last century stacked up to their competitors and what factors made them different.

The Innovators

By Walter Isaacson - This book tells the story of the entrepreneurs and tech geniuses who started the internet and launched a revolution of disruption.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

By Marshall Goldsmith - Discover how to climb the last few rungs of the corporate ladder and avoid the common flaws of upper management.

The Realities of Scaling a Startup

Often, overnight success stories dominate the startup spotlight. But is rapid unicorn growth the only way to success? Listen to Wistia co-founder Chris Savage tell the story of the company’s slower, determined growth and what he learned from the process.

Scale-up Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned Over 9 Years as HubSpot’s CEO

The skills needed to launch a business are often not the same as what’s needed to scale it. In this article, HubSpot’s CEO and cofounder Brian Halligan writes about his own career development as he led the company into the scale-up phase.

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HubSpot’s Playbook for Going From Startup to Scale-up

Once you get the math of your business model to work in your favor, it takes some challenging decisions and prioritization to get your math to scale. In this post, HubSpot’s CEO and cofounder shares how he and his team had to reconsider their persona and pricing model to grow.

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