A Proven Process to Narrow Down Your Final Candidates

Here’s the secret sauce when selecting the final candidate for a position. When choices are whittled down to two candidates, entrepreneur Bryan Burkhart of H. Bloom florists in New York says you should consider the person’s fit for the role and the person’s fit for the team. He offers insights about phone screenings, e-mail interactions, and even suggests an on-the-job cultural assessment. “Now, before candidates receive a formal job offer, they are invited to spend real time–often a full day–on the job. This gives us the chance to see how we feel about future team members in our work environment. For the candidates, it provides a comparison point between the job they envisioned and the reality of working at the company every day.” This could prove invaluable. Don’t you agree?


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