Employee Headcount

What the greatest technology investors say about Employee Headcount

Fred Wilson: The CEO is responsible for hiring

Fred Wilson venture capitalist and Co-Founder Union Square Ventures

“Most CEOs [Wilson] know[s] interview every hire [until headcount reaches over 100].   Even if [there’s an HR (human resource) head] and a top notch recruiting team, the responsibility for hiring is [the CEO’s]. A bad hire is [the CEO’s] fault. A good hire is [the CEO’s] success.  [The CEO should] make the final call on each hire until [the] company is developed [and strong enough] to start making these hires themselves.  That is how [to] build a great team,[culture and] company.”  Fred Wilson, MBA Mondays: Best Hiring Practices, Jun. 11, 2012;  http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2012/06/mba-mondays-best-hiring-practices.html