Hiring and firing at startups

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  • Monday, 27 Apr 2015

If you’re afraid of firing someone, you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur in the first place.

Startups, being small setups, need to move quickly when it comes to hiring the right people and removing those who aren’t carrying their weight.

There’s an old management saying in the West that tells people to “Hire Slow, Fire Fast”, but this idea has become outdated in Silicon Valley and other startup ecosystems in the world. At startups, we cannot afford to lose good talent to another job offer and neither can you keep those who aren’t pulling their weight, so the mantra is “Hire Fast, Fire Faster.”

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