Securing a Top Team for Your Growing Business
Bad hires are costly. But for a start-up, they can be fatal. Hiring the right team for your business is essential to help it grow. While one new hire can lack skill, have low morale and bad work habits, another new hire may be positive, upbeat, and handles emergencies like a pro. So, how do you know that a good person has the potential to be great at your company? Use these tips to find the right team for your start-up.
Build your foundation first. A successful start-up needs a strong foundation. Before you bring in new hires, be clear on your leadership positions and company policies. Then, assess what positions you need to fill. Many start-ups rush into picking their team. It may be wise to hire contractors until you find out if they’re a good fit.
Ask behavioral questions. When you interview potential candidates, the last thing you need is for them to recite their resume. Instead, ask questions that will indicate how the candidate will perform for your company, for example:
- How do you prioritize your work on a daily basis?
- What has been your greatest achievement so far?
- What goals did you set for yourself last year?
Don’t forget experience. While it’s a good idea to hire based on passion and potential, the right team will also have experience. Make sure you include someone who has start-up or industry-specific experience. This way, the new hire will get to know the ropes that much easier. He or she won’t need extensive training and are more capable of taking on leadership roles.
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