5 Key Hires for Every Startup

5 Key Hires for Every Startup

5 Key Hires for Every Startup

As a business owner or hiring manager, you want to make sure that you fill the positions within your business with the people that you need to succeed. While this usually refers to specific positions, there are also certain skill sets that you need to fill in your company, regardless of that person’s job title. Here are 5 key hires that every startup could benefit from having.

The Pioneer

Pioneers are employees who come up with new ideas to sustain the company. These types of employees are very good at noticing the smallest details, analyzing it, and offering solutions. They can assess the task from different angles and come up with a wide variety of suggestions on how to solve or improve an existing problem. These employees tend to have a great imagination combined with strong problem-solving abilities. While their ideas may not always work out, they are willing to try new things that you may not think of, so it is important to have pioneers on most, if not all of your teams.

The Number Cruncher

While number crunchers can be useful in a variety of roles, this role usually works best in the financial department of your business. Even if you have a head for numbers, it can be hard to keep track of everything that is going on with your business. Not only will they keep track of your numbers, but your number crunchers can also help you project the future of your business and stay on track to reaching your goals.

The Questioner

This is the type of employee that does not agree with everything that is said but instead finds a loophole in every plan. He is the curious type who will always ask questions such as, “but what about…” This is someone who can prevent the company from making poor decisions. Having a bunch of people who agree with everything may be great for your ego, but it isn’t necessarily great for your business. Not every idea is a good one, and having someone question it will help you think things through from a different angle than you would come with on your own.

The Mentor

You can’t do everything, and that includes training new employees or helping another employee figure out how to do something new. That is where your mentors come in. Whether they are in leadership positions or not, mentors can train and teach their coworkers in a way that benefits everyone. These hardworking employees are some of the best people that you can hire because they usually are also internally driven to be the best employee that they can be, and they are willing to help those around them.

The Knowledge Seeker

There are types of employees who are passionate and continuously thirst for more knowledge. They will want to continue learning new things and trying new things. This attitude is something that ends up rubbing off on some of their coworkers inspiring them to be people who seek after knowledge in some way.

They can also keep the larger team up to speed on the latest developments and advancement in the business world and in other fields that have a direct relation to the development of the company. Also, they try to implement some of the modern technology in the company with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of the production phase or customer service.

Managing any business in the current business environment may not an easy thing to do, but with the right employees, your job can be much easier. When looking for the right new hire for your startup, make sure that you look for people with these key attributes. If they can combine some of these skill sets with others, even better.

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References:

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