Recruiting staff for your business should be focused on your needs and what you believe the correct person for the company needs to bring. Do not be worried about offending someone if you don't hire them.
Key skills - Start by identifying the key skills and qualities you are looking for. Focus not just on one team member, but on the range of personalities and complementary skills that will ensure the team can work effectively.
Job specs - Draw up job descriptions and specifications for each team member. Include any necessary experience or qualifications, as well the skills and traits you are looking for. Start by hiring the team leader or line manager, then work downwards. In this way, senior staff can play a part in the recruitment process, increasing the likelihood of team cohesion.