Posted 15 May 2020, Editor's Desk
Should Startups hire based on experience or passion?
A Startup is an initiative/ business started by like-minded entrepreneurs who have an ideology that form the basis of tis startup. The business is focused on solving some problem of the consumer, by either providing intangible services or by providing an evolved product as per the demand in the market.
Now the question arises, ‘who should the startup hire to be a founding member of their mission and also be an active contributor in achieving their goals as well?’ Before hiring an employee, it is the foundation of every company that defines the future of its existence. The foundation mostly depends on the management team that plans, strategizes and recruits employees that could work in their interest with passion and with a pinch of experience. With both strings attached, a startup could do wonders.
Some advantages of a passionate worker over an experienced employee are:
However, this does not mean that experienced employees should not be hired at all, because the experience they bring with them can help in scaling a business faster and keeping the costs at bay. Hence, benefits of years of experience cannot be matched by the sheer passion for working.
Therefore if you want to hire leaders in an organization, an experienced employee is needed to hold the fort. But to build a team you need passionate employees who can steer change and help you achieve the targets. Slowly steadily these employees will also grow and become leaders in the organization and train many more who join.
Hiring culture today has taken a turn towards getting onboard employees who have a positive attitude towards the company they are going to work for. It is difficult to differentiate between the two characteristics as both these employees have their own benefits and disadvantages at the same time. It purely depends on the company’s stage of growth and the plan they have devised for scaling, so keep an open mind for both- as passion and experience together can make for a deadly combination.