It’s not about bottom fishing. He is looking for enough willing and able employees to fill the established gaps in the company. It’s not hiring on the hoof like wholesale filling of average jobs with people trying to be average. He is not looking for a soul mate at a singles’ bar.
It’s not about average people. There could be average jobs, certainly, average in that they require people to fit in, do what they are told and follow the manual.
But he is looking for selective, interactive and long term.