Hiring the best talent is just as important as nurturing the best talent. Below are tips for early stage startups easily applicable to any business.
Think creatively because some people have very transferable skills.That said, you may have to be specific if your company is in the earliest stages where things must move at lightning speed.
Make the Best Use of Your Networks
Referrals are still the best way to get great talent, but simply telling your network, “We’re hiring engineers!” won’t attract the right talent.”Especially with internal referrals, employees often don’t know what they’re referring for, so they refer people who aren’t the best fit,” says Sam.Ask if you can look through employees’ LinkedIn contacts and incentivize it. You’ll find the best candidates, they’ll get a referral bonus–everyone wins.
Deal in Relationships, Not Transactions
Often times, people who recruit new talent see the process as transactional. This is a mistake.“Recruiting is all about developing relationships for the long term,” says Sam, “because you never know when you might have to make a call and get someone in a position right away.”
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Jim is president of InnoThink Group and Leadership Matters. He is a leader in workplace learning, productivity, performance, and leadership training solutions. For over 25 years, we have helped companies improve their performance, productivity, and bottom-line results.