Mark’s presentation was centered on the idea of competency-based hiring, evaluating potential employees based on technical, knowledge, behavior, and interpersonal abilities. Hiring employees, especially for early-stage companies, should be about culture fit and making sure, as an organization, you know what you need in an employee beyond just a set of skills or a level of experience.
A video of Mark’s presentation was streamed live by the 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids Facebook page, and can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/1MCICR/videos/269951707233247/.
About Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Mark’s work focuses on labor and employment compliance and counseling, labor and employment litigation, workplace training, privacy and data security compliance and litigation, and fair housing litigation and compliance.
About 1 Million Cups in Cedar Rapids
Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Early-stage businesses and established companies facing interesting challenges are welcome to present their companies to a panel of experts for advice, and engage the audience in a question-and-answer session to encourage collaborative and honest conversations. We also feature expert speakers, founder fireside interviews, and exploration of business failures and the shared learning that comes from those failures. The Cedar Rapids chapter was the sixth in the U.S. and takes place almost every Wednesday. Every event is free, and everyone is welcome and invited to attend.