When you began formulating the idea of creating a business, what did you think of first? The business model? Your “why” statement? Ideal employees? Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their company can be made – or crushed – by the quality of their core working team. CEOs and business owners want their company to be well-run, and oftentimes, that means formulating a rockstar group of people who will give their best to help you succeed in realizing your dream.
Contributed by Adam Robinson, the Chief Hireologist at Hireology.
While the macroeconomic picture in the United States isn’t exactly where we’d like it to be, many startups and early stage firms are thriving. With this success comes the need to hire new staff, and it’s critical for growing companies to know how to approach the hiring process.
At this critical early stage in their life, choosing the wrong person for that first or second hire can be potentially devastating. When I’m asked by early stage CEOs for guidance on hiring, I typically give them some version of the following advice.
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