Dave Carvajal - Hire Smart from the Start: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Finding, Catching, and Keeping the Best Talent for Your Company
Every day, rising companies stumble because management hired available people, not the right people. Then after making one too many of these mistakes, especially in key positions, the once-promising business that had the world to offer to its consumers is no longer. Because they didn’t learn: Hiring. Is. King.In Hire Smart from the Start, author and entrepreneur Dave Carvajal distills lessons learned from 20 years of both successful and poor hiring decisions as he built and staffed two enormously successful Internet startups and helped firms like Tumblr, Buddy Media, and Shutterstock land the talent they needed to reach their greatest potential.Whether you manage a restaurant, a tech firm, or an Internet startup, the proven formula in this book will help you in every aspect of hiring, training, and keeping the right employees in the right positions. Learn how to find candidates whose values and working style fit your business. Discover the 5 types of applicants you should never, ever hire. Find out how to motivate otherwise-happily-employed-elsewhere applicants to take a chance on your vision. If you hire smart from the start, you will accelerate your business’s success and it will flourish beyond what you thought possible!
"One of the best Hiring books of all time" - BookAuthority
Don't rely on instincts alone.
Hiring. Is. King. The lesson seems so basic. Yet time after time, good companies stumble and lose their stride—just when they were poised for rapid growth. Why? Because their leaders treated hiring as a tedious chore. They posted an ad hoc ad. Took the first person with the right skills. Hired for immediate needs, rather than future flourishing.
In Hire Smart from the Start, Dave Carvajal distills lessons gained from 20 years in the trenches, building out and staffing two enormously successful Internet startups and helping firms like Tumblr, Buddy Media, and Shutterstock land the talent they need to reach their greatest potential.
Whether you’re a high-tech entrepreneur taking a startup public, or a food truck vendor with a concept that’s taking off, this book offers a proven formula to help you:
• Find candidates whose values and working style fit your business
• Spot the 5 types of applicants you should never, ever hire
• Motivate “reach” candidates to leave their jobs and take a chance on your vision
• Develop meaningful incentives that make people stay
• And more
Accelerate success: hire smart from the start. This book shows you how.