You are the greatest asset of your company. Your product or service might be fantastic, but if you don’t have the right people to execute and support it, your company will not succeed.
The key to finding the right employees is interviewing. Hiring should not be about the outcome, but about the process of interviewing.
Everything in business comes down to people and their relationships with one another. The true job of a CEO is to assemble a team. How are you supposed to assemble a team if you don’t know what they’re supposed to do?
The hardest part of the interview process is figuring out who you are looking for in terms of talent and skill level. If you don’t know that, then how can you find it? This should be determined before you even start looking for someone. The first step is figuring out what that person’s role will be — and a good starting point for this is knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are as an individual.
Do not rush through the interviewing process. Don’t rush to find somebody until you feel that you’ve educated yourself through the interview process and that you’ve found the right candidate.