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Social Intelligence Strategies for Early Stage Companies Albert Einstein once wisely stated, "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

By Tanner Simkins Edited by Frances Dodds

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Growing a startup business can be challenging on many fronts, from raising capital to developing technology, but there is one thing that is even more important to its long-term success: hiring the right people.

As early stage companies look to expand teams to meet customer demand, they need to bring on the best talent, and that means they will be looking for people with certain attributes. Testing of current and potential employees is nothing new; however, recent developments in psychometrics have allowed human resources professionals a much more accurate way to measure different types of intelligence to determine a person's likelihood of successful performance on the job.

The importance of social intelligence

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