How to Make Your First Hire

Episode 285 | How to Make Your First Hire
Date: 2016-04-19
Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
 
Startups for the Rest of UsStay with part-time and contractors as long as you can.
Find people that are really good at a single skill and then fire yourself from the job they are doing.
Hiring is a learned skill.
Interview multiple candidates.
A bad hire is orders of magnitude worse than no hire.
Experienced people are a lot more expensive but they can hit the ground running.
Going from zero to one employees is the hardest.
As your budget grows you can hire better people.
Being a manger is a learned skill.
For full-time employees hire for the most time-consuming task you are doing first.
Hire for support first.
Really good hires typically aren’t looking for jobs.