Are you are getting ready to start a new business? Whether you’re just getting started or well on your way, it’s important to think about the people you’ll be hiring. High-quality employees are extremely important for a start-up. And will have a direct impact on how well your company performs in those early stages. In addition, when you are starting a company, you are developing your company culture and identity as you go. Having the right people on board is not just a good idea; it is essential.
When hiring developers and engineers, one of the mistakes a number of companies make is only looking at the ‘hard skills’ that the potential candidate is bringing to the table. While it’s true that those skills are extremely important, it is essential not to forget the soft skills that are needed to truly thrive in this environment. The following are some of the most important skills to have. Ensuring that your potential hires have these skills, as well as their hard skills, helps to guarantee a better overall employee fit.
After spending over a decade in the corporate world, I like many people out there was just, well … stressed. A lot. Most of the time. Okay, nearly all the time.
Scaling a start-up can be challenging. Budgets may be tight, roles are still being defined and systems put into place. Your first hires are vital to your company’s growth and success, and will become defining players in creating the culture. You need the best people, no pressure right?