I’m a big fan of Jim Collins. He’s the author who wrote Good to Great. He has a saying I love to use. You need to get the right person in the right seat. I think having the wrong people is one of the things that keeps good firms from being great. They don’t always get the right person.
I think the main reason for this is because most firms think that hiring is an art. I don’t. I think hiring is a process where you can get it right 75% or more of the time. But, only if you have a process. And, if the process isn’t easy you’re not going to use it. Here’s one that I’ve used for over 30 years that’s brought me lots of success.