An organization in rapid growth is often referred to as ‘scaling’, and it occurs when there is a real market fit with what it’s offering. Think companies like Facebook, Zenefits, and others that have rapidly expanded through building a core team that could adapt to the future needs of the business.
Alon Alroy the Co-Founder, CMO of Bizzabo explains in Entrepreneur that, “When a business begins to scale, it’s a sign that the company has overcome considerable initial challenges. Next, you have to focus on building the right team to take the business to new heights.” The challenge for recruiters is finding the right people with the best skills.
Alroy provides a 6-step plan for scaling a business well with ‘A-game’ players. He points out that, “People are the ones who design, code, test, market, sell and support your product or service. Your product is not innovative; it is the people behind it who are. People will make or break the success of your company.”
With the rapid demand for new products and services, particularly in the consumer markets, there have been a number of rising companies who have scaled up quickly to meet these demands. How they handled their recruitment needs were equally a feat. Without good people, the growth could not have occurred.
Alroy’s 6-steps to recruitment scaling are: (1) creating a recruitment marketing plan (which requires coordination between marketing and recruitment teams, (2) only hiring A players, (3) look for potential future leaders, (4) hire for culture fit, (5) interview just enough candidates to keep moving forward, and (6) have a solid onboarding plan in place for new hires.