What are some best practices for hiring team members?
Because new startups can't afford to make bad hires, bringing on new team members can be stressful, said Jason Greenberg, assistant professor at New York University's business school. To ease the burden, he offered a few best practices in hiring:
- Use your network - and your potential teammate's network -- to seriously vet how the candidate works. "It's remarkable how candid a lot of those references will be," he said.
- Try before you buy, especially if your first hire is technical in nature. Put the candidate in a situation where you can assess whether she can handle the job under the same constraints as your business.
- Find out how the candidate handles stress. Is it in the same way that you and the co-founders handle it?
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