HGGC is one of the biggest middle-market private equity firms relevant in American business today. They strive to put their name on the map every day by accomplishing feats that push their field of business forward. One of their methods of doing so involves a very strict and focused hiring process. The only people who pass through screening to work for HGGC are the very best of the best, simply because they do not accept anything less than that.
An employee without drive to succeed would probably not fit in quite well among their ranks. The truth is, however, that this hypothesis cannot be tested, because no one without emotional drive pushing them and their careers forwards would ever make it on their team.
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— HGGC (@HGGC_LLC) May 10, 2018
According to HGGC cofounder, Steven Young, the most important aspect of business is “competing against yourself.” Young is referring to that one inexplicable force that pushes successful people to keep on going. This is a force that everyone has within their spirits, but only those who learn how to wield this drive and apply it in productive facets of their lives are able to become successful.
This is the basis for HGGC, and it is the core principle used for hiring. When hiring an employee, you do not want someone who will only act when he is given orders. Rather, you want an employee who, while obedient to your company’s needs, will find a personal drive within themselves to finish and idea or a project. This is the one key factor necessary in success. Any group of so-called business professional would tell you about a million other things to keep in mind before this, but the truth is, this is the only one you need to remember in order to progress. By selectively choosing employees with this unique characteristic, HGGC is slowly building one of the most powerful company teams on the face of the planet.