The Orbit Shift Podcast

S02E28: Scaling your startup’s people function for high-growth with Andrew Bartlow, Author and Founder, Series B Consulting

July 13, 2021 Freshworks Inc. Season 2 Episode 28
The Orbit Shift Podcast
S02E28: Scaling your startup’s people function for high-growth with Andrew Bartlow, Author and Founder, Series B Consulting
Show Notes

With 25 years of Human Resources and Talent Management experience, Andrew Bartlow is a veteran people officer. In his latest avatar as an author, he attempts to distill his 25 years of experience into his latest book ‘Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High-Growth Organizations’

We caught up with the founder to talk about 

🚀Blitz-scaling and its drawbacks

🚀The two types of founders; the mule-drivers and the prophets

🚀Hiring new leaders and how to attract talent to an organization

🚀How to structure an employee equity ownership plan

🚀The need to re-think OKR’s

🚀Building the people function and hitting the ‘Dunbar Number’


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About the Guest

Andrew Bartlow has 25 years of Human Resources and Talent Management experience at organizations across a wide spectrum of sizes, maturity stages, and industries. He is the co-author of “Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High Growth Organizations”. Andrew leads Series B Consulting, which helps businesses articulate their people strategy and accelerate their growth while navigating rapid change. He also founded the People Leader Accelerator, which is the preeminent development program for startup HR leaders. He’s worked with clients like Masterclass and many others to help them overcome obstacles in a hyper-growth phase.

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Host and Producer - Jayadevan PK

Assistant Producer - Shashwath J

Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian