How start-ups find their first employee

A method of recruitment not very formalized, rapid, and specific attention to the profiles that stick to the state of mind of the company. This is the recipe us

How start-ups find their first employee

A method of recruitment not very formalized, rapid, and specific attention to the profiles that stick to the state of mind of the company. This is the recipe used by start-ups when they hire their first employees, according to a survey conducted by the Association for employment of executives (Apec) in partnership with Pôle emploi. Published Thursday, was conducted from 16 founders of start-up, 7 employees and 5 managers of incubators.

start-ups also attach great importance to the behavioural skills of individuals, such as autonomy, adaptation, and the ability to learn

"of start-ups differ from other TPE needs strong which involve funding fast and in-depth expertise," says the survey. In other words, they have no time to lose. To find the technical skills they need, these young shoots in full become seeking their own personal network or that of the schools. "The jobboards (Internet sites, job offers, editor's NOTE) are in the end not used, and the use of recruitment firms is very marginal," says the study.

The start-up also placed great importance on the behavioural skills of individuals, such as autonomy, adaptation, and the ability to learn. And then, there is the commitment to the project of the company, as well as the "availability at all times" which criteria are looked at closely.

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It remains that the equation is not always easy to solve for these youth structures face financial constraints. Also, quite often, they recruit trainees who drop out, sometimes a contract is more stable. External collaborators - the "free-lance" - are also sought for their expertise.

Updated Date: 18 January 2019, 00:00

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