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As Your Company Grows, What Employees Need to Stay Motivated [Video]

We spoke with five entrepreneurs and HR leaders to learn how employee needs change as companies evolve.

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Dec 2, 20162 minutes
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So you finally got your business off the ground, and it’s growing. It’s an exciting feeling — and also an overwhelming one.

As your business scales, it also confronts fundamental challenges as well. The needs of employees in your five-person company will evolve as it becomes a 50-person company or beyond. Just a few of those? Seamless payroll, affordable benefits, and perks that will keep competitive talent.

We spoke to Justworks members to ask them what changes they’ve noted as their companies have grown and how to help employees pursue growth opportunities as the business itself expands.

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Here are some personal experiences and tidbits of advice from entrepreneurs and HR leaders from Area17, Bastille Agency, Lickability, and Frank Hirth LLC who learned to do just that.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” - Stephen Hawking

Georges Janin, Bastille Agency

Georges Janin is the founder of Bastille Agency, a company that helps businesses recruit quality technical talent. As a small business leader, he’s watched employee needs evolve as his company has grown.

“As they stay on, employees starting thinking about their career, and [..] certain long-term aspects,” said Georges. See what his employees have looked for as the company changes.

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Robyn Frank, Area17

Robyn Frank is an HR Manager at Area17, a digital product agency with studios in Paris and New York. In a company that prides long-lasting tenure, Robyn discussed her personal approach to employee development.

“We want to deepen our employees’ experience,” said Robyn. “What else can we do as an employer to help them be their best selves?”

Matt Bischoff, Lickability

Matt Bischoff is a partner at Lickability, an app development company that has worked with big names like the New Yorker and Tumblr.

“When we started it was just a side project, so we had very few needs,” said Matt. See how that changed when he began to hire employees.

Brian Capps, Lickability

As another partner of Lickability, Brian Capps has given thought on how to help his employees start off on the right foot.

“It’s really grown a lot from when it was just Matt and I to having employees in the company,” said Brian. See what he does to offer new employees a warm welcome on their first day in the office.

Brendan Donohoe, Frank Hirth LLC

Brendan Donohoe is the senior manager of operations at Frank Hirth LLC, a transatlantic tax and accounting firm for individuals, families, and businesses.

“The fact that we have multiple generations in one room...not everybody is interested in the same thing,” said Brendan. He discusses how his company approaches the needs of employees who have stayed on for several years by addressing different life stages.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.
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Dec 2, 20162 minutes

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