Hiring executives for the first time is a genuine struggle for founders. The expensive paychecks and the thought of sharing some of the responsibility and leadership with others makes some reluctant to take the plunge. But, this is the reality: Everyone and everything is dependent on you. And you’re only human, with only so much time and energy to give. This is what can happen without support:
Ultimately, it all comes to a stagnant pause. And let’s not forget the mental health consequences. You won’t have the time or headspace to be the creative, entrepreneurial thinker that you are and you’ll get dangerously close to burnout, putting the future of your business at risk.
The biggest challenge for you, as a founder, is knowing the type of person and the role that’s needed. Hiring the wrong candidate can be catastrophic. Here are our tips:
This list is just the tip of the iceberg, there’s a lot that founders need to consider for their exec roles and who will fit perfectly into them.
We’ve designed workshops for executive hiring, organisation design and reviews, and how to structure the team for global expansion. We love helping businesses solve the challenges they face. That’s why we do what we do. For example, Airtasker faced this challenge and here’s how we solved it for them.
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