It really takes hard work to launch your Startup, after achieving that, it’s even harder to get the right people to join you. But if this process is properly handled, it will prove beneficial in the long run, saving you time and effort.
Because you are just starting out, there might be enough cash to work with. This means that you might have to handle the recruitment process yourself, this will definitely save you money.
Recruiting should be one of the skills you need to master if you want to be a successful CEO. This skill should be mastered from the beginning because you will need it to hire the first 5 people needed for your startup to kick-off.
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So the question now is, How do you assemble the best team, and who should be in the team? This post is geared at helping you answer this questions. Let’s get to it.
At the beginning of your startup journey, you might have to take up different job titles because of limited resources. However, if you do not have coding knowledge prior to this, it might be a good idea to hire a person with coding and product design knowledge. Skills required for this person will be HTML, CSS. A candidate with UX experience or design skills will be of added advantage.
Integrated Marketing Manager
Your marketing manager should also have an eye for design, as he will work with a designer to manage the branding of the company. If you do not have a huge budget for a branding campaign, having a savvy content market will really come in handy.
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The Wild Card
For this hire, some factors will have to be put into consideration before hiring like the kind of company you run, how far along you are and what missing puzzle piece you need to get your startup off the ground. Your ideal hire might be a full-time product manager who can also help tackle corporate operations, somebody who will spend all their time cold calling and closing sales or even a recruiter in case you get funding and you need to hire more people.
Congratulation on hiring your first 5 people for your startup, but another challenge you experience is how to manage them. One point that will help is to set clear expectations. Watch out for my next on how to your first set of employees.
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