Building Your Team: Recruiting and Hiring

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The people in your business are everything. It’s people who make the product, people who buy the product and people who talk to customers. So, how do you get them excited to come to work and make sure they’re doing their job in the most productive way possible?

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Startup CEO || Building Your Team: Recruiting and Hiring || Impact Guide (PDF).

Blumberg, Matt and Hanny Hindi. “Chapter Seven: Fielding a Great Team.” Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling up Your Business. Wiley, 2013. 59-70. Print.

Li, Charlene. “How to Become an Influential Leader: Tips on Hiring, Growth & Management.” The Growth Show. Podcast, 2015. Minutes 11:53-17:48.

Suster, Mark. "The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them." Both Sides of the Table. Blog Post, 17 April 2016.

Ronnie Castro. “How to Build the Right Team for Your Growing Startup.” Young Entrepreneur Council. Article. April 14, 2014.

Building the Right Team for Growth” - Scaling Your Company with Scale Venture Partners Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell.

Your Team’s Culture”- Scaling Your Company with Scale Venture Partners Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell.

Building Your Startup” – Startups with Steve Blank.

Founder Genius: “Balancing Responsibilities” with Aaron Kirley, Luggage Forward.

Blumberg, Matt and Hanny Hindi. “Chapter Ten: The Hiring Challenge.” Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling up Your Business. Wiley, 2013. 87-98. Print.

Questions for You

Have I properly defined the jobs I’m looking to fill?

What is the timeline for my recruiting process? Is this enough time to find the proper candidates? Where can the process be improved?

Does my recruiting process continue into the employees’ first weeks or months?

Where can I improve the onboarding process for a new hire?

How does my current business stage influence my hiring process?

How do I stay attuned to the development of my employees as the company grows?

Questions for Your Team

Does the recruiting process continue into the employees’ first weeks or months?

Where can the onboarding process be improved?

Are job descriptions written to reflect the actual day-to-day operations?

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