If you're staffing company services innovative companies, it may help to pay attention to the mindset of one innovator's view on hiring.
I suspect most staffing industry people wouldn't agree with me that Henry Ward, the CEO of eShares, is on to something when he considers himself to have goofed if he's needing to hire someone.
Hiring is not a consequence of success. Revenue and customers are. Hiring is a consequence of our failure to create enough leverage to grow on our own. It means we need outside help. The perfect business is a computer plugged into the internet. [bold is mine].
The perfect business is a computer plugged into the internet. That means no accounting people. No manufacturing people. No marketers. No sales. Just creative innovators making that plugged in computer a must-have service.
If you read the full post, you'll see that Ward is being a bit coy here. The innovation race of robotics and AI will render all manual work unnecessary, but we're not there yet.
Nevertheless, he develops his point and others into a great summary of the innovator's mindset re employee culture and hiring.