When you hear the term “startup”, what is the first thing that comes to mind: a lone genius with a great idea or a group of young people gathered in a small, open-plan office, running around and making things happen?
For me, it’s always the second one. No matter the idea, execution counts most. You and your college pal have a revolutionary idea that will change the way we go on a vacation/drive around town/communicate? Awesome! It will probably provide you a lot of media coverage at first, but what happens when you have to make a 100 000-pieces order on time? What happens when you have to provide a consistent, high-quality customer experience to an ever rising number of users?
That is where your team comes in! You need people who will help you scale your idea.
Unfortunately, assembling a team of people that have complementary skills, love to work together, and share your vision is hard, to say the least. Just think about all the trouble Justice League goes through more often than not to be the Justice League we know and love. There are always sparks!
In fact, Michael Chasen, CEO of Blackboard says that:
Hiring and building a great team is the number one challenge for CEO.
Everybody wants talented, diligent, innovative, enthusiastic and hard-working people on their team, which is perfectly normal, expected even, but these people are often pretty hard to find. The trick is to be patient, know where to look or where to look twice. In the following infographic, we are sharing top talent acquisition techniques that will help you assemble your winning team.