Hiring Complementary Employees

Their strengths should back up your weaknesses.
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It's easy to hire employees who are just like you, but it's often a big mistake. Especially with your first employee, try to find someone who complements your strengths and weaknesses. While personal compatibility is important, hiring a carbon copy of yourself could leave your firm ill-prepared for future challenges.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need

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