Hiring is one of the most important processes in your company. Everything flows from the decisions you make when you bring people onboard, as they will help to shape and implement the rest of your strategy. From the highest level executives to the most basic entry level positions, everyone has the potential to contribute far beyond their job description (positively or negatively as the case may be).
Hiring effectively, to get your company what it needs, is vital, and there’s a better way to do that.
It’s tempting when you’re hiring, to simply create the traditional roles most companies have and hire people who are a good fit for those roles. That approach is tried and tested, but it ignores the specific needs of your business, and the flexible start-up culture that dominates in the 21st Century. So, if you’ve got a stack of copy and pasted job descriptions, throw them away, and rethink.
The important thing you need in your business are the right skills. If you’re a tech based business offering a service, you need the technical skills in your business to maintain and upgrade the service so you can be sure your service is reliable always available when it needs to be, and competitive, offering innovations to keep at the front of your market.