Reason: From taking applicants to lunch to see if they salt their food before tasting it, to judging a handshake, to handing applicants a marker, pointing to a whiteboard, and saying, “teach me something”, there are some interesting ‘secret sauces’ to finding the perfect candidates. When applying these creative techniques, take the time to identify inadvertent disadvantages to certain applicants and have a plan if these scenarios arise. For example, what happens if someone’s religious beliefs or dietary restrictions keeps them from being able to eat at that restaurant or how will the whiteboard test be modified for a dyslexic, or someone who can’t reach the whiteboard?
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