The standard among managers, in many companies, is to hire people who are of a step lower in ability to one’s self. In other words, if you are a manager who rates a ten, you would hence hire only nines or less, so as to not be out-shined. An assistant manager underneath you, who rates at a level nine would hire an eight- and, so on and so forth. Honest foresight that is based on selfless means is always the best approach for hiring managers- after all, if the candidate is someone who can fill their boss’s shoes, at some point, it would certainly add to the longevity and health of the company, long term, would it not?
Don’t be squeamish or reserved in hiring a candidate for a position- honestly, pursue a heartfelt objective of finding the utmost best candidate for a job. Put your heart and mind into what is right for your company and its well-being.
Try to always hire “tens” without concern for the threat they may be to your own job. The true concern and honest effort to really make a difference in your company and get the best of people in their employ will not go unnoticed.