Ask the expert: How to hire for growth Dr. Jack Militello July 23, 2010 In the Star Tribune’s weekly business-advice column featuring faculty experts from UST’s Opus College of Business, Dr. Jack Militello of the Management Department answers: Q Our company is growing quickly and we are anticipating a hockey-stick growth curve within the next year. This growth will require us to hire people quickly, and I don’t want to hire too many or too few. Is it better to start off with less or more human resources? A You have an interesting dilemma. Having too many people in a start-up could create excessive overhead and personnel costs that could stunt or kill growth right at the start. Having too few would put the firm in jeopardy of not being able to serve your clients, which could also damage the company. The better question is who should you hire and when. Read the rest of Dr. Militello’s response at the Star Tribune. RelatedAsk the consultant: How to reward one person without causing team problemsAsk the consultant: What outsiders are important to business success?Q&A on Leadership – What makes a good leader?Hiring Decisions: Are Amazon’s Three Hiring Questions Realistic For All Companies?