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Most companies go out of business buy not hiring than by hiring. 30 years ago as a young developer, I bought into the hire only the best of the best. My team would punish the candidate with insane technical interviews. Naturally we did end up with some of the best devs but we rejected a ton of other devs that probably could have done the job.

As an experiment many years ago we changed the hiring practice and if the developer had the basic skills we would sit down talk with them as if they were 'already' on the job. If they participated and started solving problems, coming up with solutions and contributing they were provisionally hired for 3 months. If they worked out during that time we hired them permanently. The results were amazing. Our rejection rate dropped to about 15% and we ended up with some of the best code in the company.

In looking back on the process it is clear to me what changed. When you punish candidates you only get those candidates that are desperate enough or unsure enough of their own skills that they will put up with that abuse. When you talk to candidates as the professionals they are you get a whole new level up interaction and find out what you really need to know. Which only comes down to ONE thing: Will they work with your team and be a contributing member.
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