How many employees do you need? When do you want them? Do you need to hire them all at once, or spread out over time? Perhaps you’ll want a few extra. What happens if someone quits? What about temporary staff? What if your employees leave for another company?
These kinds of thoughts and questions will arise with anyone who hires people.
Regardless of what you’re thinking, remember one thing above all else: If you scramble to hire, it’s game over. You lose.
To hire one truly remarkable person, I like to interview at least five to eight people. However I often interviewed many more to find truly stellar folk. On average, I’ve had 250 resumes and conducted 16 interviews to hire just one person.
But those numbers are only for top performing companies…