Unexpected lessons from hiring the first employee

09/7/2010 | BNET

The first hire Zubin Irani and his partner made at their information technology firm was a 24-year-old fresh out of college to handle back-office accounting. Irani writes that taking on the first non-revenue-generating employee lent a new gravity to the business, and he learned that he needed to offer new challenges and opportunities for her to advance her career. "In a way, Emily's growth is tied directly to cPrime's growth: Our success is her success," writes Irani.

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