I just read an interesting post by Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes giving recruiting/hiring tips for start-ups. His approach is simple and spot-on. I especially like this tip:
Do you want him on your team? This is the number one question we ask our interviewers. Not do you think this person should work for the company, do you think they’re good but do you want them on your team. Is working closely with them for the next year something you’d want to do?
We follow a very similar philosophy at our four-year-old startup, Page One PR. Great companies are built on great teams…and great teams are built with great people. Not good people, great people (hint: check the link).