Fast growing, entrepreneurial organizations need employees who regularly demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics and work habits. Management of entrepreneurial companies must work diligently to recognize, identify and attract this type of employee during the recruitment process to assure a steady stream of the people with the “Right Stuff” to fuel growth of the venture.
Employees come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of different skills and quirks. Their outlook and approach has been tempered by past experiences, good or bad. In the relatively short period of time that you have to do hiring, you have to cut through the prospective employee’s resume and verbal statements and figure out if he or she has the “Right Stuff”. This is really important because just as “a bad apple will spoil the barrel”, an employee with the “Wrong Stuff” will drag your whole effort down. It would be one thing if a Wrong Stuff employee simply didn’t contribute, but it is worse than that-he usually sucks up scare management time, creates diversions for Right Stuff employees- you get the picture.