6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring Your First Employees

September 16, 2014 Jeffrey Hayzlett

Entrepreneurs start out as a one-man band, add devout followers and then add skilled technicians. It’s the normal evolution of an entrepreneurial business.

At this stage, the new business owner needs people who will serve as an extension of the brand. He or she will want people who, when others see them, will see the business at a glance.

When hiring a company's first employees, do these things first:

1. Ask the people whom you respect the most. Go to those people, as if approaching a board of directors, and inquire about the best ways they’ve found their top employees. This could be through use of a specific hiring firm, a certain social media site or via even personal recommendations.

Also consider the businesses you frequent that have great employees. Then go to the managers and ask them how they hire.

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