I'm hiring. I work for a progressive, fun startup and we're planning to utilize a local tried-and-true method to "weed in" the good candidates:
The Applicant Party.
Essentially, get them all together after hours with many of their future coworkers (this is key), and then make them think on their feet, both socially and in work simulations. No one is invited that is not already vetted through resumes and phone calls, so it is not a blind open-house atmosphere.
Read more about the local history here:
Has anyone else done this, and what are your thoughts on the concept?
Thank you, and hope everyone is having a good week.