ENT 600 Week 4
If you are trying to build a successful business, hire people that can help you build it. Hiring A-Players not only helps you build your company, it also allows you to have a life. If you hire people that can run the company without you, the value of your company even goes up. Everyone should look for A-Players, not just the human resources department. To build a great team, you don’t just hire any employee. Recruiting great team players is your competitive advantage.
As you begin to hire your A-Team, you must find employees that mesh with the culture of your business. If you do hire an employee that does not fit, it is important to the business to resolve issues with the employee quickly. Having an employee that disrupts your team can destroy a good work environment, company reputation, and the success of your company. Many times a small company will try to only hire people that they know; also known as hiring from your inner circle. As an entrepreneur, you should look outside your inner circle to hire the most qualified, skilled employees that you can find. Building a great team can make or break your business. Find an A-Team, your business is counting on it.
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Wasserman, N. (2013). The founder’s dilemmas: Anticipating and avoiding the pitfalls that can sink a startup. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.