Your company is only as good as the people building it. Hiring the right people is an expensive and time consuming process that is crucial to the success of a company. In the video below, Janet Van Pelt explains that “hiring great people is expensive, but hiring bad people is very expensive,” so it is important to invest the time, and energy upfront in the process.
Janet Van Pelt is the CEO of the new cloud based college enrollment mangement service DualEnroll.com. Previously, she was the CFO of Webs.com, the CEO and Co-Founder of Echo 360, and the CEO of AnyStream Media.
In this talk, Janet shares the invaluable HR tips and lessons she gained from 20 years of building and growing technology companies.
Always choose temperament over skills. If you hire someone with the right temperament, you can teach them anything." - Janey Van Pelt
Janet is a mentor for the upcoming Spring 2016 semester at the Washington, D.C. Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to help launch a technology startup in Washington, D.C., then click here to apply today.
If you want even more expert startup advice, the Washington, D.C. Founder Institute is currently accepting applications. Apply today!
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