When you need to make a people change, or a position needs to be filled be sure you do not have a someone in the wrong seat. The ability to attract the right people is one of the most important things to consider when hiring.

Hiring people is one of the biggest, most challenging decision startup founders and leaders have to make. You cannot overemphasize the importance of passion and commitment. Don’t just focus on getting people on board with the right qualifications at the right salary. Your company will pay the price in the end.

A company’s employees are its lifeline. Without the human resource to perform the daily routines of your business, your business will not survive, grow or achieve the desired results. Do not just fill a position because you are desperate, the right person for the job can achieve more for less within the shortest possible time.

A core team of passionate, committed people will always go the extra mile for each other and achieve the desired goals you set for them or they set for themselves. Passion or commitment cannot be bought, look out for these traits and qualities when hiring. when in doubt, don’t hire-just keep looking.

The key point here is that who comes on board is more important than what the person is about to do. The right employees are practically partners. You need them to stick it out through thick and thin, and be as devoted as possible. You need them to create the culture and spirit for future hires. You need them evangelizing the business. You need them taking ownership. You need them to be the driving force of success of the company especially if you are a startup.

When you find that right person, you’ll never second guess your decision about giving them the job. It is always obvious if you get the right person. Everything fits when they start working. Customers are happier, Customer Care representatives are happier, and he’s providing constant ideas to improve operations. The cycle could go on for a very long time. Hire the right people for your team and you have the most important asset for your company. And remember, WHEN IN DOUBT, DON’T HIRE-KEEP LOOKING.