Hiring the right mindset for your startup

Hiring for Startups

Startups don't come with a playbook. This is true across all disciplines and particularly so for the Sales/Marketing/Business Development functions.

A common mistake made by founders is to hire from larger corporations without accounting for the level of resources available to help individuals succeed in those larger environments. Resources that won't be available in a startup.

Hiring for Startups

Startups don't come with a playbook. This is true across all disciplines and particularly so for the Sales/Marketing/Business Development functions.

A common mistake made by founders is to hire from larger corporations without accounting for the level of resources available to help individuals succeed in those larger environments. Resources that won't be available in a startup.

Why Startups Need Pathfinders

Pathfinders align perfectly with startups where, for example, the lack of resources and ambiguity about course and direction represent an uncomfortable existence for those without a Pathfinder mindset. Relevant attributes of a Pathfinder include:

  1. Being self-directed: Pathfinders just get on with tasks and figure things out as they go.
  2. Thriving with ambiguity: Pathfinders can deal with, and even thrive within, the inherent ambiguity of a startup.
  3. Practical humility: the lack of resources available within a startup mean that people need to muck in and perform tasks others would have undertaken in more mature companies. Pathfinders come without entitlement.

Why Startups Need Pathfinders

Pathfinders align perfectly with startups where, for example, the lack of resources and ambiguity about course and direction represent an uncomfortable existence for those without a Pathfinder mindset. Relevant attributes of a Pathfinder include:

  1. Being self-directed: Pathfinders just get on with tasks and figure things out as they go.
  2. Thriving with ambiguity: Pathfinders can deal with, and even thrive within, the inherent ambiguity of a startup.
  3. Practical humility: the lack of resources available within a startup mean that people need to muck in and perform tasks others would have undertaken in more mature companies. Pathfinders come without entitlement.

The Pathfinder Assessment

The Pathfinder assessment has been designed to test for the key skills that define a Pathfinder.

These are the enduring human qualities that provide the foundations of success of a Pathfinder.

Validated using psychometric best practices and iteratively refined with experts and pilot participants before statistical testing.

The Pathfinder Assessment

The Pathfinder assessment has been designed to test for the key skills that define a Pathfinder.

These are the enduring human qualities that provide the foundations of success of a Pathfinder.

Validated using psychometric best practices and iteratively refined with experts and pilot participants before statistical testing.

Benefits to the Startup

  1. Enhanced Recruitment Success: Streamline the hiring process to identify candidates who bring the Pathfinder mindset to your startup.
  2. Boost Retention: For startups entering the scaleup phase, a mix of Pathfinders and non-Pathfinders will be optimal. Identifying Pathfinders via the Pathfinder Assessment will reduce employee turnover and the costs associated with talent acquisition and training by enabling employees to flourish in appropriate roles.
How it Works

Benefits to the Startup

  1. Enhanced Recruitment Success: Streamline the hiring process to identify candidates who bring the Pathfinder mindset to your startup.
  2. Boost Retention: For startups entering the scaleup phase, a mix of Pathfinders and non-Pathfinders will be optimal. Identifying Pathfinders via the Pathfinder Assessment will reduce employee turnover and the costs associated with talent acquisition and training by enabling employees to flourish in appropriate roles.
How it Works