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Getting Talent: Why we do paid one-day trials

At Advanced Human Technologies Group we are building a set of business models largely based on distributed part-time talent.

On our Why Work For Us page on our We’re Looking For Talent site we describe our process for building great working relationships.

We usually begin with an interview and one or more brief tests (later I’ll share more about the kinds of tests we are using and finding useful). From there the next step is almost always a one-day paid trial.
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Open Business: Updated Strategic Overview of AHT Group’s activities

At the beginning of 2012 I created an overview of our companies’ activities, primarily to help us to see the big picture of what we were doing, but also to communicate to others the scope of our activities.

We have now redesigned and restructured the overview to make it easier to understand. Again the primary intent is to help me and the AHT Group team to understand the scope of our activities and planned projects, and to prioritize our time and energy. However based on our core principle of Open Business, we also publish it so others can see what we are doing, and apply the structures and ideas themselves if they find them useful.

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Launch of updated AHT Group Business Model Overview

In February 2011 we launched a Business Model Overview of AHT Group. It was created to help me and others to understand the scope of what we are doing.

Our model has evolved since then, and I have also developed my thinking on how best to conceive and explain our model. Rather than including all of our activities on the visual, we have covered these in a separate Strategic Overview document. This means our business model can focus on the relationships between our activities and how they build on each other.

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Welcome to the new AHT Group website!

In a long overdue move, we have just relaunched the AHT Group website.

While there are currently four companies in the Advanced Human Technologies group, until the relaunch this website focused only on the hub company Advanced Human Technologies, and offered an out-of-date view that focused more on services than ventures.

Our business model (see forthcoming post) is designed around the complementary activities of the companies in the group. Since the domain name for Advanced Human Technologies has been ahtgroup.com for well over a decade (anticipating the move to a group structure), this website will cover both the group’s activities as well as those of the hub company.
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