For many years now I’ve been searching for steady, full-time employment to no avail. I came across this article that shed considerable light on my plight. I’ve really been searching in the wrong place. Established companies are looking for ‘worker-bees” and that isn’t me. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to work but I’m not one just to perform tasks. I need challenges, change, flexibility. I bore easily. So, what’s the right place for me? Either working for myself or working with a start-up. I hope this article opens some doors for you as it seems it has for me. (BTW – if you’re a start-up and you’re looking for a hard working, creative individual – give me a holler).
Best-in-class companies realize that making ongoing investments in grooming their workforce is important. However, starting off with a great team arguably has the highest impact.
Finding the right talent can be tricky, especially if your company is a startup that doesn’t have a substantial hiring budget. But making an upfront investment of both time and resources can make a big difference to your startup’s bottom line and growth potential. Adding top talent early on will bring a combination of new energy, ability, innovative ideas and the passion your team needs to become competitive in the marketplace.
Proof talent is so important: Large and mid-size companies are continuing to snatch up startups, mainly for their employees. This phenomenon is called ‘acqui-hire.’
When looking for the right people in the exciting and often unpredictable world of startups, look for the following characteristics. [read]