Hiring Complementary Employees

Their strengths should back up your weaknesses.

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

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