How to hire by Sam Altman

http://blog.samaltman.com/how-to-hire

  • Learn and experience roles you are hiring
  • Hire people not looking for jobs
  • Work with them before you hire
  • As a founder, you’ll assume that everyone will be as excited about your company as you are.  In reality, no one will.  You need to spend a lot of time getting candidates excited about your mission.
  • Meet with everyone
  • Great people attract other great people
  • You will likely have to negotiate a little bit.  Learn how to do this.  In general, materially breaking your compensation structure to get someone is a bad idea—word gets out and everyone will be upset.
  • have a consistent framework for how you decide whether or not to hire—do you need unanimous consent?

hiring, startup, y combinator, sam altman

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