“As a start-up founder, what three soft skills do you look for most when hiring a new team member? “
The three most important soft skills I look for when hiring a new team member are: team first mentality, ability to work under pressure or within deadline constraints, and communication. You need team members who understand the big picture and operate by doing what is best for the business as a whole. Startups need to move quickly and having team members who can meet deadlines and work under pressure is an absolute necessity. Finally, communication is essential to getting a business off the ground. You need team members who are capable of articulating their opinions, as well as accurately relaying information from others.