Your goal is not to hire the best but to hire the right people who are passionate about your mission, who believe what you believe, and who can get excited about your cause. They will join already motivated, and all you have to do is inspire them to give your mission their best.
Hiring micro teams may not be the norm, but because of the remote work environment, you may see it happening more and more often. If you embrace this trend, you can create a competitive advantage for yourself and find candidates that would be difficult to get otherwise.
Hire those who want to be in the organization and who identify with its values and goals. Hire those who are driven and want to deliver results. Hire those who will put their ego aside for the good of the team.
Instead of hiring those similar to you, hire those whose values align with the company’s values, regardless of their cultural and educational background and lifestyle choices. When values drive your interview process, you still hire the right people, but they won’t be all the same.
To build more diversity into the organization, design the recruitment process in a way that mitigates unconscious biases. You will create a more equitable hiring practice, give everyone a fair chance, and ultimately build a more diverse organization.
Focusing on diversity can significantly improve your success in the job market by expanding the talent pool available to you. Be more open-minded and inclusive and you will find many great candidates who will do a fantastic job once they get a chance.