Sooner or later, if you're responsible for hiring, you're bound to find yourself trying to choose the best candidate from the applicants you've interviewed. These choices are seldom easy. But they are particularly difficult when you have narrowed the choice to two strong candidates, and when making the "right" hiring decision is especially important--when, for example, it will have a direct impact on's assessment of your potential for advancement.
Consider the choice that a team leader named Melody Thomas had to face. She was new to the role of hiring manager, making her first hire and knowing that her boss and other senior leaders were watching her. after interviewing 10 people for a marketing assistant position, she knew that two candidates stood head and shoulders above the rest. But the more she thought about it, the harder it seemed to choose between these two.
Which is the "safest" choice?
One of the candida...(register to read more)