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How to build a company wiki for team transparency
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
November 28, 2018

You may have noticed that a big theme for modern businesses is transparency. Companies - including plenty of trendy startups - prioritize openness and making employees more active in decision-making. Basecamp, Buffer, Stripe and Gitlab are just some examples of companies that value transparency...

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Here's how we received 86+ quality applications for our Software Engineering position
Willem Wijnans
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Willem Wijnans
December 10, 2018

Hiring at Slite is, like at any early stage company, mission critical. And like any startup, we have limited visibility. We work smart for great candidates to apply to our roles. We invest time and effort reaching out to people, getting Slite on their radar.

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Stop showing design options and commit
Rob McMakin
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Rob McMakin
December 5, 2018

Ken Kocienda’s Creative Selection recently did the rounds in our product team leading to a simple change which accelerated and clarified our design process, resulting in a big jump in the quality of design output. You may not know of Ken but there’s a good chance you’ve used his work.

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Lessons learned in growing Slite from 1 to 14
Christophe Pasquier
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Christophe Pasquier
November 27, 2018

Probably the most exciting — and most difficult — aspect of building a startup is building the team. It’s exciting because hiring means growth — you bring in talented people who’ll make things move faster. But it’s difficult since for most founders hiring is a whole new skillset...

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Tips for building your first employee onboarding experience
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
November 21, 2018

Hiring new staff is usually a reason to celebrate. The company is growing, adding new skills, and you’re bringing exciting new talent into the team. And yet, nobody particularly enjoys the process. It’s tiring going through interviews and reading resumes, and it tends to be a relief when it’s all over. Both for the company and the candidate. That feeling can be a trap. It’s tempting to feel that the work is all over...

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5 things we're keeping in mind working in squads
Pierre Renaudin
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Pierre Renaudin
November 8, 2018

How many times have you iterated on your work organization? At Slite, here's our brief history: from 0-6 people, we worked in 1-week sprints. From 6-10, we worked in 2-week sprints. From 10-14, we started working in 2-week squads made up of engineers and product designers. From 14-🤷, we're now working in 5-week squad cycles, inspired by Basecamp's model. What first triggered us to work in squads?...

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Sharing knowledge and collaborating on docs: the Unow product team's processes
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
August 29, 2018

Unow is building a space for professional online courses that the team also happen to create in-house. The team of now 35+ employees is distributed across Paris and Lyon. We talked with Christelle, PM at Unow, to talk about how the product and tech teams integrated Slite into their workflows.

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Writing and structuring knowledge: BloomJoy's basis for collaboration
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
August 20, 2018

Part of the Y Combinator batch Winter 2018, Bloomjoy launched in February. Currently a team of 12, BloomJoy is a content syndication and creation platform that turns social media influencers into multimedia brands. Read on to hear about how Jason, founder, and CEO, builds a distributed team and creates a knowledge base capable of scaling with his team.

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Mothership's recipe to a successful remote team: processes and excellent tools
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
August 8, 2018

Just recently launched, Mothership is creating an ecosystem of accessible financial products and services to give every market participant full control of their asset regardless of their background or location. The growing team of 18 is distributed across their HQ in Tallin, Estonia and the rest of the world from Europe, to the US, to Asia, and to Africa.

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A flexible work culture thanks to rigorous collaboration: the TNW balance
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
July 24, 2018

You probably know TNW from stumbling across one of their articles about tech news, culture or even from attending their annual tech festival in Amsterdam. We talked with Markus, who runs Global Partnerships at TNW, about how the distributed Sales team collaborates efficiently to ensure they deliver their clients all over the world the best possible experience.

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