People have the tendency to say that you become like the people you spend the most time with, so surround yourself with the very best. I never knew who the people were who said this, but one of them is Claudio Fernández-Aráoz. He wrote It's Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best and insists this is the difference between failure and success in business. Can't argue with that.
This is a hiring resource which I passed over to my husband who owns his own chiropractic office and has the WORST luck finding secretaries that fit. He's on his third in less than two years and he still doesn't feel like she's his long-term solution. He was pretty thrilled and impressed with wifey over here when I handed him a book filled with CLEAR info on topics associated with personnel recruitment including how many candidates you should interview, the benefits and pitfalls of using consultants, how to ensure that new hires fit into your organization, how to deal with compensation, how to create teams that thrive, and more. Every boss needs to know how to assess people for the purpose of employment, and Claudio will get you there the fastest.