Look for differences in skills and commonality in values.
By Peter van StralenLook for differences in skills and commonality in values.
A mistake a lot of people make when hiring is they look for someone who is just like them when what they probably need is someone completely different, with different ideas, skill sets, backgrounds and ways of doing things.
For instance if you are strategic visionary type, you may want to hire someone just the same and have hours of fun developing dream boards and vision statements. Perhaps a better fit would be a get-r-done personality who will focus on execution.
The one area however that you want there to be very little difference is in the area of values.
You want people on your team that are predisposed to and in alignment with the core values and guiding principles of the company.
This alignment creates a strong foundation for the company culture.
Always be flexible in methods while standing firm on values.