Published on November 4th, 2014 | by Jose Vasquez10
7 Quick Hiring Tips for Startup Tech Companies on the Rise
Startup tech companies sometimes grow so quickly that hiring effectively becomes nearly impossible, but these seven tips can help you get better people in the door faster.
As your startup tech company begins to get a steady stream of revenue, you’ll need to strategize for your next stages of growth. More revenue and more customers means you’ll need more staff members, whether they’re developers, customer service reps, or office assistants to help you handle everything. Growing fast comes with its share of vulnerabilities, so hiring immediately may not always be the best option. But when you’re ready to hire, you’ll want to make sure you hire the best.
Hiring is not without its challenges; talented people are hard to come by, and even if you find your ideal candidate, they may not be interested in what you have to offer. These seven tips are fast ways to help improve your hiring process, and can help you avoid some of the biggest obstacles throughout the experience:
- Use multiple channels. Your marketing strategy should use multiple channels, and so should your hiring efforts. Use social media, free listings, professional networking, and any other channels you can find to get the word out.
- Leverage your connections. Work with other professionals to help keep an eye out for talented individuals in need of work.
- Look for talent, not credentials. Education and experience are nice, but what you really want is talent. Look at portfolios with more critical thought than you do resumes.
- Passion is a must. Don’t hire someone if they aren’t passionate about your business. In order for startups to thrive, everyone must believe in your idea and share similar core values. Passion always beats experience in the long run.
- Don’t fear interns. Bring interns in whenever you can. They’re easy to find, relatively inexpensive, and their working period can serve as a long onsite job interview. It will be easy to weed out the non-committed.
- Think long-term. Even if you’re only hiring temporary staff, focus on the long-term potential of each of your hires. Don’t hire on impulse.
- Make a group decision. Small companies should make hiring more of a group decision. Consult team members on the hires they’ll be working closely with.
Hiring isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, but these fast tips can put you in a better human resourcing position.