Each and every person you hire can profoundly impact your company's culture. As you grow your team, remember that directly related experience is often not the best way to predict success. Consider instead a candidate's potential to impact the culture -- and the business.

Diversity among leadership, for example, has been shown to directly benefit a company's market value and profitability, according to new research from Harvard Business School. To cultivate the diverse team that will help your business thrive, look for people who align with your company's core values and weigh that in the balance with the experience they bring to the table.

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