Launching your startup requires a good team working with you. This task of hiring can be a challenge especially with competition from large established companies. Firas Kittaneh with Entrepreneur describes some thoughts on hiring in 5 Effective Hiring Tips for Early-Stage Startups.
Included in some of his tips are:
- Be transparent about your needs (and how they may change). – Startups often experience changes in direction, goals and staffing needs. Informing candidates of the potential for change not only keeps them aware but brings them onboard with realistic expectations.
- Build positive relationships with all candidates – Not all candidates are a good fit initially for a startup, but keeping a good connection can prove valuable on many levels such as referrals or potential employment in another capacity down the road.
- Make the benefits awesome – Aside from some expensive benefits, there are some cost-effective options available that are desirable to a candidate. Offering opportunities for professional development and growth in responsibility within the startup, can be valuable incentives.
Please read all of the tips here.