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Employ A Team

Louise Bailey Tait addresses some of the key things to consider when it comes to adding new members to your start up’s team. She unpacks some famous “Louise’isms” such as the “Louise’s New Joiner Hierarchy of Needs” and shares her experience in aligning people, values and business.

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About This Recipe


From hiring your first recruit, to scaling your team in line with your business’ growth, Louise Bailey Tait covers some of the challenges and pitfalls when it comes to cultivating the human element of your business. In this recipe you will be equipped with knowledge on the basic principles of identifying the positions within your core team that needs to be filled, who to fill it with, the legalities surrounding employment and how to find a balance between growing your business and honouring your people’s growth needs.

Cover These 10 Steps


  • Step 1: Establishing Foundational Readiness

  • Step 2: Defining Roles and Responsibilities

  • Step 3: Timing the First Hire

  • Step 4: Navigating Legal Compliance

  • Step 5: Crafting an Attractive Employer Brand

  • Step 6: Structuring Effective Onboarding

  • Step 7: Cultivating Early Company Culture

  • Step 8: Managing First-Time Employer Challenges

  • Step 9: Avoiding Common Hiring Pitfalls

  • Step 10: Prioritising Employee Success

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Who Is Our Heavy Chef?

Louise Bailey Tait believes in the classic, tried and tested secret ingredients when it comes to people management- love and care. Her career started off in management consulting and has been firmly established ever since. Louise is a dynamic and widely skilled manager with a creative and innovative approach. Her work starts once the initial product has been proven and it's time to put the people centric blocks in the mix to allow the company to grow and scale.

With 20 years professional experience, backed-up by a top-tier education, she has worked with incredible start ups, helping them transition to purpose driven, culture oriented scale ups. She has extensive experience in people and talent management, business development, business analysis, organisational development, project management, operations and change management across the fintech, recruittech, financial, retail, e-commerce and transport sectors. Louise has worked with pioneer companies such as Pargo and SendMarc.


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