Hiring is challenging at the best of times, but it’s even more important when your company is just starting out. As a startup business, every hire you make can have a significant impact on your company’s progress. Hire the right people and your company can take off. But make a few hiring mistakes, and it can impair your company’s ability to grow as you have projected.
It’s imperative you find linchpin employees for your startup in your early years of operations.
A linchpin employee is an individual who is vital to the operations of your company. Some would refer to them as the glue that holds things together. They are someone who understands the ins and outs of their jobs and have extensive knowledge of the company’s operations.
A linchpin employee can take on many forms. They can be part of the management structure or work in many other facets of the company. Here are some of the traits that define them:
Overall, they can be a person who is considered indispensable. They are someone who, if they left, you would have a challenge replacing.
The ability to find a linchpin employee can give your startup a significant boost. So, how do you find them?
Finding a linchpin employee is not an easy process. Sometimes, the candidates are obvious and other times, some people come out of nowhere to be one of your best people. Always be on the lookout for the next invaluable piece that can help take your startup to the next level.
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Claire is a Director, Client Services with IQ PARTNERS as well as our sales division SalesForce Search. Claire specializes in identifying and connecting with the top sales performers across a number of industries, including SaaS, AI/Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, FinTech, Legal Tech & Marketing Tech.