What does it cost you if you hire a non-productive, disruptive employee who adds no value?
What does it cost you if you hire an okay employee who does the job, but who is not exceptional, and only marginally helps to maintain value?
What does it cost you if you hire a STAR employee, one who adds value and helps you grow the business?
As you’ve rightfully concluded, the first two actually cost you money and opportunity while the third option doesn’t cost you at all because of the value added.
 STARS are: Self-motivated, Talented, Accountable, Responsible, and Stable.