Do you plan to be a little less lonely in the workplace in 2011? If your start-up has battled its way to the stage where it can hire staff, you can rightly feel positive about the progress you’ve made.
However, both the broad brushstrokes and fine detail of recruitment is a challenge for many start-ups. Today, HR expert Sophie Macdonald explains how to make your first smart hire in the year ahead.
Elsewhere, we profile AdLand Jobs, a new start-up with ambitious plans, and mentor James Omond examines whether legal action is an option if a competitor badmouths your business.
Oliver Milman, editor