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The entrepreneurial employee

DNMUM391250 | 6/26/2017 | Author : Priyanka Golikeri | WC :434

Start-ups need individuals who can build novelty, value learning opportunities, enjoy value creation

Attrition is nerve-wracking for any company. More so for a start-up. As entrepreneurs face the scourge of attrition, the need for employees invested in the core venture appears stronger than ever before.
Thiagarajan Rajagopalan, co-founder of Shorebird Technologies, which runs a travel ERP platform called Tripeur, says, “While losing an engineer is no big deal for a big IT firm, in a start-up having just four or five engineers the loss of one equals losing 20-25% of your strength. This has a huge impact on growth and a negative impact on morale of the team.”
Hiring the right individual is where most start-ups fumble, feels John Kuruvilla, chief mentor, Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Programme (REAP). “They hire people by p
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