In a checklist of most critical things for start-up success people always comes first. Nothing is as important as hiring right people for your start-up. It designs the culture, represents the organization, sets the organizational tune, and decides whether you will make progress or not. Successful companies are successful because of amazing team. So, while hiring, remember you are making the decision about the life and death of your venture.
However, we often make mistakes in picking the right person for our organization. One of the major facilitators of this kind of mistakes is the approach we use in recruiting. We often take wrong basis for judgment. We choose resume over person, CGPA over portfolio, and experience over attitude. Good news is that you can escape this kind of hiring mistakes. Following checklist is to help you to hire right person for your startup:
While picking a candidate put importance on her attitude towards work & life. Ask following questions:
Try to find answers to these questions and decide.
2. The brain
Start-up is a challenging place to work. Work load, challenge and uncertainty all put a unholy amount of pressure always. See how your pick tackles all these. Ask following questions:
By brain I mean the ability to think and solve problems and to act at the face of change and challenge successfully.
3. The growth mindset
Success depends on two things: perseverance and hard work on a SMART goal.
Does your pick work hard enough for a long period of time to have fruit of his long term vision?
Ask following questions to understand whether someone is passionate about your company or not:
First you need to have great people, then a great culture and then these two will make your ideas happen. This is not an easy to do thing but doing this will increase your chances of success.