How to Build A Great Startup Team, by Max Shapiro

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Going beyond the business plan on what to look for in a founding team.

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How to Build A Great Startup Team, by Max Shapiro

  1. 1. BUILDING A GREATAMERICAN STARTUP TEAM Max Shapiro, CEO PeopleConnect
  2. 2. “A” PLAYERSAn “A” player is somebody who reallystands head and shoulders aboveeveryone else
  3. 3. “A” PLAYERS People Smarter than You Winners and Losers Successful Experience Team Player Startup Experience“PeopleConnect recently helped Blurb hire two key people who both fit in and stand out. I highly recommendPeopleConnect as responsive, creative, and skillful recruiters who listen well and are well-connected.” Eileen Gittins, CEO, Blurb
  4. 4. SMART OBJECTIVESIf you want to hire superior people, youneed to define superior performanceYou need to figure out what you wantthe candidate to accomplishCreate “Smart Objectives”
  5. 5. What’s a Smart Objective? Specific Measurable Action Oriented Result Time Based“PeopleConnect Staffing did a great job filling our top IS position, and did so in record time. Within a week ofplacing the order I had resumes to review, and every candidate had something unique to offer our company.In fact, they did such a good job matching candidates to the job description I had a hard time choosing!PeopleConnect exceeded my expectations, and I could not be happier with the results.” Debra Delaney, President & CEO, CCI
  6. 6. Twenty Interview Questions1. Tell me about yourself.2. Why did you leave your last job?3. What experience do you have in this field?4. Do you consider yourself successful?5. What do co-workers say about you?6. What do you know about this organization?7. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?8. Are you applying for other jobs?9. Why do you want to work for this organization?10. Do you know anyone who works for us?
  7. 7. Twenty Interview Questions11. What kind of salary do you need?12. Are you a team player?13. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?14. Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?15. What is your philosophy towards work?16. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?17. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?18. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization19. Why should we hire you?20. Tell me about a suggestion you have made.
  8. 8. SERVICES Employees Without Paychecks Contingency Plus Recruiting Interim Staffing“PeopleConnect not only found us terrific candidates, but their business model accommodated our financialposition.” Christopher M. Boone, President & CEO Util-IT Technologies, Inc.
  9. 9. PeopleConnect Delivers A Complete Picture of Each CandidateResumeOur Recruiter’s AssessmentCandidate’s StatementPersonality InventoryReference ChecksBackground Checks
  10. 10. TESTIMONIALS“PeopleConnect recently helped Blurb hire two key people whoboth fit in and stand out. I highly recommend PeopleConnect asresponsive, creative, and skillful recruiters who listen well andare well-connected.” Eileen Gittins, CEO Blurb“I first found the PeopleConnect service to be somethingspecial. I keep turning The Copernican Group to Max becausehe brings efficiency and productivity to the recruiting process.” Earl Sacerdoti, Ph.D., Principal Consultant The Copernican Group
  11. 11. Max Shapiro, CEO www.peopleconnectstaffing.com max@peopleconnectstaffing.com Corporate Headquarters:60 Spear Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 479-3400

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