Masterclass: Protect your code, equity & assets when hiring for your startup

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Your startup will always be judged by the quality of your team. Whether you’re speaking to a potential customer, investor or journalist, your operations and team will always be scrutinized in great detail. And quite rightly – getting the dynamics of your team right can be the difference between exponential growth…. or none at all.

Further, the design of your equity scheme will impact on most of the important decisions you’ll make in your company. It’s vital to get this right or you could pay the price if one of your team decides to leave or when you exit the business.

We realise the options for building your team are multiple and each comes with its costs and benefits. To help you make sense of the best options when you start building your team, or review your current situation, we’re putting together a Masterclass aimed at anyone that’s ever going to have to hire anybody.

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  • What’s the difference to your company when hiring a freelancer as opposed to an employee? How do you protect your core IP if you hire contractors?
  • How can you vet candidates in the most cost effective way before offering them the job?
  • What do you need to consider if you’re thinking of hiring someone from abroad?
  • What are the current market rates for senior team members and how do you incentivise your staff to perform and stay with you long term? How do you design effective quity schemes?
  • How can you use online talent and platforms such as Elance to scale your team at low cost and high speed?

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Zoe Whitworth, HR Consultant, HR Insight, @HRinsight_

Zoe is a CIPD qualified HR professional with almost 10 years HR experience within small to medium sized organisations across the Charity, Education and Housing sector. With expertise of managing and advising on employee relations issues, managing restructuring projects and updating contracts, policies and handbooks, Zoe assists a variety of clients across a number of sectors with their day-to-day HR needs and longer term projects.

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Michelle Chance, Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP, @kingsleynapley

Michelle is a highly experienced employment and partnership lawyer. Chambers 2010 describes Michelle as” having experience of international employment arrangements, FSA regulations and restrictive covenants.” The Legal 500 2010 describes Michelle as “well regarded” for partnership law.

Michelle advises corporate clients on disciplinary and grievance matters, maternity issues, restrictive covenants, protection of confidential information, managing under-performance and age discrimination. She has advised on partnership mergers, team moves, managing out under-performing partners, partners’ retirement terms and partnership moves, as well as drafting partnership deeds and LLP members’ agreements.

[/reveal][reveal title=”Andrew Tingley” ]Andrew Tingley, Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP, @kingsleynapley

Andrew has over 6 years of experience in advising on all areas of UK immigration and nationality law and has particular expertise in complex applications, appeals and those which require the exercise of discretion by the UKBA.

Andrew frequently provides training on behalf of ILPA, HR organisations and is a regular conference speaker. He was Secretary of ILPA from 2010-2011. Andrew is listed as “up and coming” and “one to watch” in the latest edition of the Legal 500.

[/reveal][reveal title=”Guy Pritchard” ]Guy Pritchard, Associate Partner, Radford

Guy Pritchard has 10 years of compensation consulting experience, including experience in the design of equity schemes, and other executive and senior management remuneration strategies. As Associate Partner at Radford, Guy has responsibility for leading client engagements with companies through the European region.

Prior to joining Radford, Guy was a Senior Consultant within Hewitt’s UK Executive Compensation Practice, where he worked with management and remuneration committees on a broad array of executive compensation issues. His clients included both small private and large public organizations.

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How do you make sure you’ve covered all the
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Michelle and Andrew will bring their wealth of knowledge and cover very practical things that everyone can do to hire the bes people on the best terms:
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  • How to use social networks to vet job applicants
  • What you need to consider if employing someone someone from outside the UK

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Masterclass: Protecting code, equity & assets when hiring, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT) Innovation Warehouse, 1st Floor 1 E Poultry Ave, EC1A 9PT London, United Kingdom

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