What’s the best way to recruit?

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
Starting and Finishing – AVC

The skills that get you from idea, through initial product, past product market fit, and into a market leading company are very different from what it takes to manage a 200-500-1000 person global business that needs to exectute well across a range of dimensions and keep everyone aligned, motivated, and working well together.

What’s the best way to recruit?

Chad Dickerson (CEO & President @ Etsy)
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Chad Dickerson – AVC

Typically, candidates want to know two basic things about your company: 1) how is the company doing from a business standpoint? and 2) does this company operate in a way that I can believe in? The second is arguably more important than the first, since performance metrics rise and fall, valuations go up and down, and stock prices fluctuate. Culture and values persist.

What’s the best way to recruit?

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Donna White – AVC

Recognize recruiting as a source of opportunity beyond hiring. The insights gained, and discoveries and contacts made during the recruiting process can be an invaluable investment into your business. For instance, you may learn of business opportunities, build your network, gain market intelligence, be exposed to new ways of thinking and of doing things, and introduce your product to people who will become evangelists.