Things to do to hire well (from Charlie Gray at Google):
- Think first about what you need: measure twice, cut once.
- Define what you want: luxuries vs. necessities. Hire smart people who can do a lot of different things and don’t worry if they have direct experience.
- Pipeline: get as many people as possible to apply. Be able to walk away if you need to.
- Avoid overly familiar: if you want your business to evolve, don’t hire people with the same experience as you. Get people who will argue with you.
- Have a process: include a lot of people in the approval process.
- Take time if you have it: patience, patience, patience. Don’t settle
- Take calculated risks: do the best you can with the info you have.
- Treat your staff like they are too important to lose