Why my company stopped “auditioning” job candidates

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While most companies follow the traditional hiring process of screening résumés and conducting interviews, a few have been adopting novel approaches such as auditions. The traditional approach means hiring decisions are often based on aspects of the interview that may have little bearing on how well a candidate will perform as an employee. Auditions, on the other hand, aim to give both the company and the candidate time to decide if they're good fit for each other before making a commitment to full employment. Four years ago, Buffer introduced a trial period for their new teammates, based on a six-week contract. Now the company says its "Buffer Bootcamp" needed an overhaul. Here, Courtney Seiter shares the reasons behind the new approach.
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