You may have heard the saying “Hire slowly. Fire quickly.” It is sage advice guiding us to take the necessary time to hire the right people the first go around, and removing unfit employees quickly.
But entrepreneurs get confused around one facet of “hire slowly.” They conclude that you should only hire someone new when your current employee can’t handle a single ounce of additional work. That’s a mistake.
If an exceptional employee crosses your path. If they represent a game changer to your business. If they are excited to join you, you are thrilled, and they will help elevate your business to the next level. . . then for God’s sake, hire them. Hire prematurely.