If you’ve ever wanted to join an edtech startup or actually start your own company, you’ll need to know how to hire the right people. Is your tech-savvy neighbor the best person? What about someone on the other side of the world? It’s a tricky decision and whether you’re looking to be the next Zuckerberg or just pay your bills … there’s a lot riding on hiring the right people. A new video from OnlineMBA talks about how successful startups hire. It’s worth a look.
According to OnlineMBA, companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga are hedging some of their hiring bets with a new practice called Aqui-Hiring. In order to acquire proven and brilliant talent, these high-tech firms and any other with the cash to do so are now buying startups, shutting them down and hiring their employees. Aqui-Hiring has a been a big boon to big-tech employers, but how should those of us who can’t afford to buy another team wholesale move forward with hiring decisions?
That and other questions are posed in this interesting video. How would you hire in your startup? Would you hire any of your friends? What about your colleagues?