Hire Against The Grain

We believe in the spirit of the entrepreneur – and the spirit of someone willing to go against the grain. That's exactly what founder of @simpli_safe Chad Laurans' hiring model proves to be. After all you know what they say ... it's easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

”Great businesses are born when entrepreneurs can't find something they need and so build their own. Great workforces are born the same way. When Chad Laurans, founder of home-security company SimpliSafe, was searching for new employees, he refused to hire anyone with industry experience. "We didn't want that baggage," says Laurans. "Hiring people to do something they haven't done before is powerful." In fact, training makes workers both more likely to join and less likely to leave. 📸: Adam Simpson Read the full story here.