Over the past 7 years of running my own business, I have hired and fired/lost people along the way. As of April 2021, we are a bootstrapped team of 20+ full time and a few part time/freelancers in our network. We have a good mix between in person and remote team members. Hiring is one of the hardest things one could do as a founder/CEO and I m sharing some of the biggest mistakes I made over the years that cost time and money along with plenty of headaches:
- Hired someone for the wrong job
- Hired without checking background and references
- Hired even when my Gut said something is wrong or saw red flags in the interview
- Hired for a job that required real experience but I was naive to think a newbie could be trained in that.