The issue of getting talented people: What they want, how to manage them, and some of his own observations from working with some of the best and brightest in the industry.
“Live and breathe hiring people smarter than you.” That was one of many nuggets of wisdom from Willix Halim, Senior Vice President of Growth at Freelancer.com.
In his SydStart presentation, 17 Million Users Through Data Science and Funnel Optimization - That advice became even more memorable when he added a tinge of humour to it saying, “...because I want to play on Facebook all day and have all my guys get 100% growth.”
Hiring the best has proven to be a highly effective strategy since Freelancer’s growth team, under Willix’s leadership, has been one of the company’s main drivers for reaching 17 million users. In his meaty presentation, Willix discussed data science, funnel optimization and several other key principles to achieving exponential growth for startups.