The success of your start-up company depends on the team that is going to help you run it, i.e.) the employees. It’s all about who you hire: Great people make a great company, while not so great people do the vice versa for your company. This is especially true for a business that is just starting out with little money, strategy or even product in place- having the appropriate team is very essential. As an employer, you have to recognize the qualities of your good employees as they are an asset to any organization. It is always a challenge to retain those good employees. You also want to hire those with the best attributes, people who have the potential to become good employees in the future, even to become the company talents.
So, how can you, as an entrepreneur, find the appropriate team to help you start your business?
There are three things that seem to remain the same when it comes to bringing on the best possible team members.
- Are Your Employees Willing to Learn?
Employees who know how to adjust themselves to new environment, willing to learn new things (quick learners) and perform their best in changes are likely to be the best performers in any organization.
- Do Your Employees Fit the Culture You Want for You Company
Most small businesses have a clear definition of their core values, but many don’t realize that these core values are considered their company culture. When you hire new employees, your business’ culture should be one of the first considerations when sizing-up candidates. A good fit will increase morale, improve motivation, foster positive relationships, and ensure everyone is focused on the same goals.
You not only want to hire new employees that have similar beliefs and goals, but also people who can help contribute to your core values and improve your small business. If you hire someone that is not a good cultural fit for your company, you may find that you have a higher turnover rate or increased dissatisfaction rate among your employees.
- Are Your Employees Experienced?
Many people know exactly how to respond to interview questions in a way that instills confidence in a hiring manager. So, vet your candidates by having them complete a task for you—for example, if you’re hiring a salesperson, ask them to sell you something. The results will be telling if that person is experienced enough for your startup business.