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Did I Make the Right Hire?

It’s a question that some management teams debate long after bringing aboard new talent in the form of employees or consultants. Was the right person chosen for the task and was it a wise usage of funds? I often recommend that clients consider the points below in evaluating their decision. These criteria fit companies of any size, in any industry, whether it’s a start-up company or a venture cap or financial services giant.

Seek Talent with Complementary Skills

I’ve identified this as the biggest obstacle in acquiring the best talent. Some management teams ultimately settle on “yes” people. They want the good soldiers who follow company protocol and never create a stir. A few problems arise from this mentality:

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