If you hire enough people, you are going to make a mistake from time to time.
Maybe you busted your budget to woo a top performer away from another company only to find yourself six months later wondering what you ever saw in that person. You spend a few thousand dollars having a chat with your employment attorney, and you miss dinner every night for weeks because you were legally advised to document everything.
But eventually you push your hiring mistake out the door, and you make a solemn vow that you will never put yourself through that kind of ugliness again.
So how do you prevent future hiring mistakes? Here are two key pieces of advice.