Since we bought I Can Has Cheezburger? back in September of 2007, we’ve hired roughly one person per month. And each time we go through the process of recruiting, screening, and hiring, it’s a difficult and laborious process. But I know that hiring is probably the most important part of my job.
The job of screening for the right talent has been recently made harder by 2 factors:
- The number of applicants have skyrocketed due to a) the economy and b) our own growth.
- The more we become specialized, the harder it gets to find someone with experience.
But frankly, it should be hard.
If you’re looking for top-notch talent — that elusive one-in-a-million candidate — you’ve just got to keep screening, keep recruiting and not lower your standards. Even when you’re growing and hiring, there’s nothing sexy about being an entrepreneur.