If you've had hiring as part of your job, who were your best hires?
Weren’t they the ones from your little black book or Rolodex that you were waiting for just the “right” opportunity to hire? Certainly not the ones that had already fallen from the tree! Obviously, the people we already know, or those referred to us by people we absolutely trust, are the very best. We know what to expect from them and what they will do once they get on board.
Then the time comes when you've crossed all the names off in your black book and you have to hire your first employee that is a total stranger.