Don’t Make This Common Mistake: Hiring Someone Just Like You

Don’t Make This Common Mistake: Hiring Someone Just Like YouYour company is growing at a rapid rate, and you find yourself needing to hire someone very soon. You are met with a familiar dilemma – do you hire someone just like you with the same passion, drive, and skills or do you step out of your comfort zone and look for someone who has different qualities?

Initially, you may be leaning towards a “mini-me,” however there are several issues that can arise. At Richmond Hazelton Group, we can help you make the right decision for your company.

Here are a few thoughts on why you shouldn’t hire someone just like you:

  • Because you may think alike, debate will most likely NOT occur, thereby stunting growth
    • Deliberation + ideas = growth
  • You could miss out on future projects because your “mini-me” is looking at the opportunity thru the same “lenses” that you are
  • Hiring an employee that shares your same profile leads to less effective problem solving, as they most likely will look at the same parameters as you do in solving an issue

While everyone on your team has the same goal in mind, hiring someone that has a different profile can lead to thinking “out of the box.” At Richmond Hazelton Group, we can help ensure that we present candidates to you that have different backgrounds, skill sets and personalities that will help round out your team.

Due to Richmond Hazleton Group’s personal work experience inside both large and small companies, we have “walked in the shoes” of most of the people that we serve, from the hiring manager to the Human Resources talent acquisition staff. This makes Richmond Hazleton Group uniquely positioned to represent our client in the marketplace in an efficient and professional manner.

Richmond Hazleton Group is a boutique, professional recruitment and search firm, focused on providing a cost-effective alternative to traditional search firms.

Let us help you to find the perfect candidate for your companies needs. Contact us today!


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