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Stress in High-Growth Startups: What HR Can Do to Detect and Mitigate Stress by Nancy Noto for CloserIQ
How Your Commute Could Change Your Life (BBC)
"For Nancy Noto, noise cancelling headphones allowed her to study for her masters in social organisational psychology during her 45-minute rides from Manhattan to Queens, in New York. Working full-time – then at a startup, but now running her own HR business – and attending classes at night didn’t leave her much time to study. She too decided to make the most out of her travel time. Every day she’d pop on her headphones and read textbooks uploaded to her Kindle. “I really wanted to get everything done before I got home at night at like 10 PM,” she says. “That was the whole point of me using my commute – so I could relax and sleep when I got home.”
7 Tips for Working for a Much Younger Boss (SHRM)
"When you’re working for a significantly younger boss, “it’s impossible to ignore the age difference,” says Nancy Noto, SHRM-SCP, an HR consultant in New York City for startup and growth-stage companies. Of course, broaching the topic with your boss can be awkward, but when done tactfully, it can strengthen the relationship, says Matthew Burr, an Elmira, N.Y.-based HR consultant who has experience managing older workers. For example, you could say to your boss, “I know there’s a stereotype that older workers like myself don’t want to learn new technology, but I’m the opposite. I’m always looking to learn new skills.”
4 Strategies for Applying in a New Industry
“You can learn a lot by doing independent research and meeting with people in the industry you want to move into,” says Nancy Noto, an HR consultant and founder of NPN Consulting. Other ways of gaining insights include going to events and networking. “Express your interest in that industry in your cover letter and share specific points of view on the market, products, trends, etc.,” she recommends. Indicate why you care about the industry and why you want to work in it.
These Expert Tips Will Help You Prep For Your Job Interview In Another State (Student Loan Hero)
“You get a better sense of who someone is when you are in the same room as them,” said Nancy Noto, former director of people and development at Mic." ...“We have flown candidates in for interviews when hiring for a highly specialized role or a very senior role only,” said Noto, who also worked in HR for AppNexus. “It really depends on the size of the company. Very large companies with large recruiting budgets might fly out candidates more frequently.”
How To Use Social Media To Land Your Next Job (Skillcrush)
"The next step after cleaning up your profiles is to note what might be missing. Startup HR Consultant Nancy Noto says that adding profile content and contributing to social media conversations relevant to your field is a surefire way to impress potential employers. “We love seeing someone [who presents themselves] as a subject matter expert [in their field],” says Noto. “It’s a great way for recruiters and hiring managers to learn more about their expertise and personality.”
How To Handle A New Offer After You've Just Taken A Job (Student Loan Hero)
"You’ll want to avoid the perception that you’re leveraging one offer for another, but try to remain open and honest during the process. Nancy Noto, former director of people at Mic, said that if your preferred company is slower to make an offer, tell them about the less desirable offer you have on the table. “Typically if the company is serious about the candidate, they will speed up their internal processes,” she said. If they don’t, you’ll have your answer about where you’re truly wanted."
How Company Culture Adds To Your Business (Ebix.com)
"The business case is simple,” says Nancy Noto, an organizational psychologist and HR consultant. “A leader has to have a point of view on what success looks like for their company. They also must hire people who activate the values and work in the way that they know leads to success. Managing culture will ensure the right people work for the company and work in the right way.”
12 HR Experts Share Their Tips on Employee Retention (HealthyJoy)
“The most important tip for retention is to focus on employee engagement. .... Employees stay engaged when they know the impact of their work, feel challenged by the work, can learn from the people they work with, have a clear idea of how they can grow at a company and are recognized when they do great work.”
Just Started a New Job? What To Do When A Better Offer Comes Along (Youtern)
You’ll want to avoid the perception that you’re leveraging one offer for another, but try to remain open and honest during the process. Nancy Noto, former director of people at Mic, said that if your preferred company is slower to make an offer, tell them about the less desirable offer you have on the table. “Typically if the company is serious about the candidate, they will speed up their internal processes,” she said.
What Makes Good Employees Quit (Kanunu)
“A major reason people leave, especially in growing startups, is lack of career path/ clear growth opportunities. I work with startups and growth stage companies and often in startups the workforce is growing and changing quickly along with strategy. It can be hard for employees to identify what their next promotion or role should be because the position they would be best for, does not exist yet! I encourage managers and leaders to ensure they are giving employees their time to discuss individual’s career goals, helping them to identify growth opportunities themselves, and truly mentoring employees. I also encourage employees to identify future business needs and challenges that they are uniquely skilled to help solve. Or can focus on development so they will be in the future.”
How to Tell When An Employee Is Stressed? Look for Change. (CloserIQ, HRX)
How Does Stress Relate To Culture? (CloserIQ, HRX)
Assessing and Correcting Problematic Workplace Stress (CloserIQ, HRX)
CloserIQ: HRX Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout in The Workplace
Dec. 9th, 2017
HRX is an event series that brings together HR and tech professionals to share knowledge and grow community. The Q4 event is focused on the topic of managing stress and work life balance. We’re excited to feature three panelists who have extensive experience scaling high growth startups. Our discussion will focus on best practices for keeping mental health a priority in your company. The audience will be a mixture of HR professionals, startup founders and business operations leaders.
New York University Tisch School of The Arts
April 22, 2016 with Jon Rua
Nancy Noto (Director, People & Development for Mic) is an actor, comedy producer, former acting apprentice at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville, and NYU Alum. Jon Rua is an actor and dancer who has performed on and off Broadway in In The Heights, Hands on a Hardbody, and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, among many others. He currently appears on Broadway in Hamilton.