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The elusive formula for great hiring


Your first hires are your cultural cofounders. And it’s worth your time to get every one right. Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri personally interviewed his first FIVE HUNDRED employees at Workday. He knows how to map back from the culture he wants, to employee attributes to interview questions. Today, with 8000+ employees and $2b in annual revenue, Workday is consistently rated one of the best places to work.

“In five to ten years, your first employees will continue to uphold your company’s culture and value system.”

— Aneel Bhusri
About the guest:

Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and CEO of Workday, Inc., a partner at Greylock Partners, and a member of the board of directors of Intel.

About the host:

Reid Hoffman is the host of Masters of Scale. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he’s known for his spot-on insights on how to scale a startup. He’s a partner at Greylock and co-founder of LinkedIn, and co-author of the best-selling Blitzscaling and The Startup of You.

Also featured in this episode:

Michael Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work and author of “A Great Place to Work for All.”

Joyce Nethery is founder and CEO and master distiller of Jeptha Creed Distillery.

The first 150 hires will make or break your business. They are your cultural co-founders. And it’s up to you, the founder, to get every one right.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: The elusive formula for great hiring
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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