Hurdles in early stage hiring

Mintd Team
February 11, 2022

While building Mintd, a time came when I was supposed to expand my team for both full time as well as part time basis. It was then when I realized how challenging and complex hiring for a startup can be, and felt like sharing some insights on the same.

Hiring at an early stage is tricky for several reasons:
1. You're trying to find the best talent on a constrained budget (at least until you raise)
2. They need to be specialists in the role you're hiring for and generalists with everything else
3. You have to keep in mind that the first few hires set the tone for your company culture
4. On top of all that, it's a time consuming activity and can easily turn into a full time job

That's why having a clear system and repeatable process is so crucial, especially as you scale.

A friend recently shared a hiring guide by Homerun with me and it's been a godsend. It comes with Notion templates that you can duplicate and everything. It's added structure to the hiring process, helped me think through what I'm trying to achieve with each hire, and enabled me to move quickly and with conviction.

Here is the link for the same -

Hope it helps!

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