From the New York Times, a few tips on how to hire the right person: "1. Be creative. Every candidate will be prepared for commonplace interview questions. Find new ways to truly understand how a person thinks. 2.Be challenging. Put the candidate in situations where they are more likely to show their true selves. 3. Allow your employees to help. You are not the only person who is going to have to work with this candidate. There is likely already a team of employees you trust that will have to interact with him or her every day. Their opinion should matter. Also, get away from your desk — you'll have a much better sense of your candidate if you get them out from behind a desk and watch how they behave."