Startup Hiring Isn’t Just About Qualifications, It’s About Finding Cultural Fits - The Next Web

Startup Hiring Isn’t Just About Qualifications, It’s About Finding Cultural Fits - The Next Web

Running your own startup is a challenge that never ends and as time goes on and the company scales, bringing in employees is one of the inevitable tasks that not only founders, but executives need to do. But how does one find the right person for the job, meaning that he or she isn’t just technically capable, but also the right fit culturally for the company?

Three renowned engineers in the tech industry, Abhi Khune (Head of Engineering at Pinterest), Eric Feng (CTO of Flipboard), and Matt Rogers (CTO of Nest) spoke at a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) leadership event last week and shared their thoughts and ideas on how to build world class teams without dramatically changing a company’s values.

During this one hour conversation moderated by KPCB’s Mike Abbott, who isn’t a stranger to leadership and recruiting roles having served as Vice President of Engineering at Twitter, Palm, and Microsoft, several…