There’s no exact science for keeping your founding team members around for the long term but there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of being surrounded by those same early employees further down the line.
You know what they say about startup hires: early in, early out. While it’s true that “they” say that, I’m not actually sold on the truth of the sentiment itself. Plenty of companies navigated their growth in such a way as to keep early executives on board.
In my experience with those teams, there are a few key things management kept in mind to ensure retention, all of which can be applied to businesses of any size or industry.