A great company is just a group of great people. My experience has proven over and over again that an entrepreneur’s ability to grow an organization is directly tied to their ability to find and retain great people.
I’ve hired over 100 employees in the past 10 years and what startups don’t know is how attractive they really are to high performance, experienced talent. Remember, high performance professionals are rarely motivated by money. Rather, they jump for strong mission, vision, and team –– items startups typically have radiating off the charts.
Hiring just one A-Player early on in your organization’s journey, can literally shift the trajectory of your company from a 1 to a 200. From landing investment to not. From being profitable to bleeding revenue. To attracting more great people to adding weak links.
Entrepreneurs, listen up. It’s your job to acquire great talent.
If you can’t attract incredible people and inspire them to track with your vision, you’re going to have a difficult time growing your movement. This is why it’s so important for any starter to make the dinners, attend the events, take the meetings, ask for the introductions, and practice sharing their vision every chance they get.
So who’s going to be your first BIG hire? An executive from Facebook? The Marketing Director at Nike? A highly sought after developer or designer?
Whatever you choose, the infographic below will surely help you on your way.
What do you think stops startups from landing BIG talent? Have you landed some A-Players? What was your strategy? Let me know in the comments below.Awesome photo by Lightstock