Published on September 27th, 2016 | by Jose Vasquez0
How Great Startup Tech Entrepreneurs Choose New Hires
Making great hires is the first step in building a great startup.
The team you hire in a startup tech company will go a long way to determining the effectiveness and success of your business. These are the men and women who will be supporting and executing your vision, solving problems on their own, and coming up with the ideas necessary to keep the business moving forward.
So what do startup tech entrepreneurs look for when making new hires? What are the qualities that lead to the best possible team?
First up is experience. Obviously, you want candidates who have had a bit of experience in their respective fields, but there’s a trade-off here; the more experienced a person is, the more money they’ll cost, and startups don’t have much capital to work with. Consider your ideal balance of cost and experience here.
Potential is more important than experience. It’s good to know how skilled a person is today, but how skilled could they be with a few years of practice? How hard are they willing to work and how much are they willing to grow?
If you want your startup to succeed, your people need to work together and share many of the same values. Consider the culture fit of whoever you hire, and select based on who will be the greatest contributors to your team environment.
Things change quickly in startups. You’ll need to shuffle responsibilities, change priorities, and introduce new concepts all the time. You need someone adaptable enough to handle these abrupt changes.
Finally, great entrepreneurs look for passion. The more passionate someone is about their work, the more loyal and dedicated they’re going to be to an organization that treats them right.
If you pay close attention to these qualities in your hiring process, you’ll end up with a crack team of workers who can build your startup to extraordinary heights. The only problem is actually finding the workers who exhibit these traits.