On 'Onboarding Remote Employees' thread from a few days ago, I kind of hijacked the topic away from remote companies to hiring practices for growing startups in general 😅 My long comment was in response to another comment along the lines of "I don't want to come off as too pushy upon initial onboarding" and it was along the lines of: If your expectation is for someone to contribute immediately, then you should be clear on that expectation from Day 1 and hire someone who's able to handle that expectation, not someone you need to train; because for most startups, the idea is to grow fast.
In any case, I was reminded of this exchange by a post by Bajali this morning on Twitter on what companies like Google did for hiring even way back in 2006. While I think the statement can certainly be challenged, I think if you go by the growth mentality, you should always be attempting to hire up, people who need their hands held as less as possible. Having said that, you also need to make sure interest are aligned in order to hire people who're more skilled than you 🤪
Snapshot of the tweet below: