vcfo Blog

Welcome to the vcfo blog! Here you will find posts written by our finance, recruiting and human resources experts.

Ranking Your Employees: Use a Little More Science, a Little Less Art

07.08.2014 | Published By:

Amy Thrall

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With a focus on a standardized, objective and quantifiable system, Senior HR Consultant Amy Thrall offers a new method for employee rankings.

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: human resources, measuring success, employee retention

Managing Organizational Growth

06.04.2014 | Published By:

Jeffrey L. Minch, Austin

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Company growth is a very good problem to have, but when poorly planned, it is fraught with peril. Jeffrey L. Minch, a CEO coach and advisor, shares his insights on how to best manage a growing company.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: executive leadership, operational advice

Best Interview Tips for Job Candidates

05.16.2014 | Published By:

Theresa Morgan, Austin

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From recruiter Theresa Morgan, these five interview tips will prepare job seekers to prove that they are the best candidate for the position.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: job interviews, job candidate

Leadership: Getting Others to Follow

04.14.2014 | Published By:

Harlan Oelklaus

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What makes a strong leader? Guest blogger Harlan Oelklaus' past experiences and mentors helped him identify three essential skills: appreciating differences, good communication and inspiring others.

Categories: Human Resources

Tags: internal communication, small business management, executive leadership

The Power of Strong Internal Communications

04.02.2014 | Published By:

Mike Wilfley, Austin

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Consulting CFO Mike Wilfley talks about how a company's internal communication strategy can affect the overall strength of the business.

Categories: Human Resources, CFO Consulting

Tags: advice from consulting cfos, executive leadership, strategic planning, employee retention

The Funding Process of a Start-Up

03.13.2014 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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This infographic outlines a potential funding process for a start-up company, from idea to IPO.

Categories: Finance

Tags: start-up, entrepreneurship

Hiring Experienced Employees: The Quantity vs. Quality Debate

02.12.2014 | Published By:

Theresa Morgan, Austin

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Recruiter Theresa Morgan discusses how to identify an experienced candidate by considering three key factors: time, quality and intensity.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: hiring methods

The Foundation of Operations: Building a Strong Team and Mentoring its Growth

02.05.2014 | Published By:

Mike Wilfley, Austin

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CFO Mike Wilfley discusses how the foundation of operations is about team management.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: advice from consulting cfos, operational advice, hiring methods, executive leadership

Seven Common Mistakes in Strategic Planning

01.21.2014 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Denver Managing Director, Carter Freeman, walks through seven common mistakes made in strategic planning, and how to get the most out of these types of planning sessions.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: advice from consulting cfos, strategic planning

To Interview Smarter Think Shorter

01.13.2014 | Published By:

Craig Jackson, Austin

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vrecruiting Managing Director, Craig Jackson, provides insight on preparing candidates to ace the interview.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: job interviews

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