First employees are no doubt the most crucial for your business.
If you are hiring for the first time you should be very careful to ensure that you make the best picks. Your employees will directly or indirectly determine whether your company grows or shuts down. Therefore, you shouldn’t be hasty. It is okay if it takes time to find the right employees.
Keep the following in mind:
Hire those, who are Self-Motivated
It would be very helpful for your company if you could find employees who have a drive and fire in them. Self-motivated employees are worth a lot and if you can find them, you will do your company a lot of good.
Hire those, who are Trustworthy
First hires are no less than partners. You have to be able to trust them. It is easy to find the right employees provided you have a stringent interview process with the right questions.
Hire those, who are Highly Interested in your Mission
You need employees who share your mission. You need employees who can give you what you are looking for because they are looking for the same. You need employees who are passionate about your mission.
Search through your network. You may find someone who is motivated and interested. Reach out to people you trust and check whether they have referrals. If they can vouch for the person there is no need to shy away.
Hire those, who are Confident
Startups see many changes, ups, and downs in a short of span of time. Your first hires should be confident enough to stick with you through those ups and downs. They should be adaptable so that you don’t have to help them with every change. In short, your first hires should ideally be thick-skinned.
Low-cost employees and cheap don’t go hand in hand most of the time. Remember that even though you pay them less because they are entry-level employees, you have to spend time and resources training them. You have to guide them at least for a couple of months. Will you be able to make time for that? Think wisely and choose talent over package.
First hires set the foundation, which is why they are very important. Make sure you research well, interview thoroughly, and hire only those who are trustworthy and motivated to help you grow your business.