Once you get past the first 23 minutes of Nathan Hirsch talking about how he founded and exited Freeeup (worth listening to), the interview gets into the details of hiring. And it's some good practical advice for making that all important first addition to your team.
Got a lot out of this episode:
- There's no hard and fast rule on what to hire for first, but good ideas would be to get bookkeeping off your plate followed by an executive assistant.
- When you're looking for skilled hires (eg developers) try to learn the basics and standards of their industry. At least then you can have an intelligent conversation. It's always worthwhile hiring for a small project before going all in.
- The interview should be focused on 3 things - skill, attitude and communication.
- If there's something you really care about get it discussed up front- don't waste time on the rest of the interview if this doesn't fit.
- Set expectations with your new hires, right from the start. That includes how to work with you and their future path with your business when things go well.
- Relationships with your team are usually more important than money.