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How to build a powerful team

November 02, 2015 12:20 IST

The success of any organisation relies strongly on the people it hires. Here's how you can build a strong team.

How to build a powerful teamAfrican American humanitarian Harriet Tubman said, "Every great dream begins with a dreamer."

Business entrepreneurs are essentially the mastermind of their organisation.

However, without a strong team to execute their ideas, they are compelled to strive harder in order to witness a steady growth of their business.

The right team, with its expertise, can successfully contribute to the overall success of the company.

While finding the right people who fit the company’s role is not an easy task, especially when the budget is limited, here are some tips to help you build a strong team:

Define your organisational structure

In any company, the role of marketing is really important, without which it cannot reach out to its prospective consumers or establish a global presence.

Start-ups, in particular, are looking out for people who not only are great marketers but also excellent at multi-tasking -- who can take charge of various projects and get the job done in no time.

This can only be done with a planned organisational structure wherein the varied levels inside the firm must be identified by mapping different organisational roles.

Hire candidates more talented than you

To develop a team with diverse talent, it is advisable to hire people who have fresh and unique talent and skills.

Whether it is a sales team, a website development team, marketing team or the HR itself, bringing talented people to your business will always be fruitful in the long run.

Know when to say ‘No’

Learning to say ‘No’ does not mean refusing candidates who have the right skills and experience but about weeding out the inadequate fits.

If a candidate comes across as someone who may not invest his/her time in your start-up for a long period, it is wise not to hesitate in rejecting that candidate right away even if highly skilled. Recruit candidates who will sync with the company’s objectives.

Look for financially stable candidates initially

The first year of any new business cannot promise a good salary to employees.

Therefore, recruiting people ready to work for less in the initial stages of the start-up is a smart decision.

This way, you will also be able to check on the stability of those hired candidates.

Provide an encouraging work culture

For a start-up to grow, employers need to provide a good work culture to their team, which will motivate them stay for a longer haul and provide value to the organisation in return.

Expand your recruiting network

When it is about creating a perfect start-up team, finding skilled individuals is a challenging task.

Look beyond traditional recruiting platforms -- use social media platforms, LinkedIn and social referrals.

Use your talent network to reach out to the right candidate. This will also help you reduce investment cost on job portals and websites.

To turn an unknown start-up into a reputable entity, you require a strong and talented workforce that works behind it.

While you may not be able to form the perfect start-up team overnight, the above listed tips can make talent acquisition easier.

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