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Inherent Competencies to Look For When Hiring for Your Start Up

It's exciting to contemplate emerging innovation opportunities as a result of the challenges taking place in the world today. Telehealth, collaboration for cures, solutions for effective tele-work, and transformation of our education system are a few areas and there are many more to contemplate! Entrepreneurs look for opportunities to meet the need and solve a problem to ultimately make an impact.

In order to build a strong company to meet the need, solve a problem and make an impact, Founders should consider hiring for the following competencies:

Flexibility, adaptability- Can pivot on a dime, do whatever needs to be done, doesn't get rattled when big changes happen.

Calm under pressure- Can think things through quickly and regardless of the situation, can keep their wits about them.

Learns quickly- Can come up to speed with very little hand-holding, "big-picture" and analytical thought process, applies the correct actions for positive results.

Cross-functional- Has skills in multiple areas as opposed to the desire to have a narrow focus.

Collaborative- no "lone wolf-ism" or cowboys. Loves making things happen as a group.

It's one thing to have a passion and an idea, it's another to put a team around it to make it happen. Hiring the right people is a big part of the success of any company, especially a start up- Do-overs will set you back.

Avanti now offers a la Carte talent acquisition solutions for fast-growing, talent-concerned companies! Ask me about it! emilani@avantirecruiters.com


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