Always Be Hiring (ABH)
I often hear that startups are waiting for some event to start building their team. Sometimes they are waiting to raise capital; other times they don’t feel a need.
As a take-off of the saying “Always Be Closing” (ABC) by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross, startup companies should “Always Be Hiring” (ABH).
I’ve found that the best startups are always looking to hire the best and brightest that would also fit with their small team’s culture. If they wait to hire after a capital raise or they are drowning in work, they are already behind the curve. This lack of foresight can result in loosing a competitive edge.
Being proactive in team building process by constantly searching for the best matches, startups can outpace the competition and drive their companies towards success.