Cool Ideas: Trial Week

I was pretty impressed by this hiring secret.

People are often surprised when they hear about trial week, but to us it makes a lot of sense. It’s hard to tell from a few hours of conversation what someone is really like or how good she is at her job. And it’s hard for a candidate to tell what it’s really like to work with us. Everyone preaches culture, but few really have a great one. We’re looking for people who intend to stick around for several years — and that’s a big commitment — so why not take the time to make a well-researched decision?

May not work everywhere, but where it can, it is certainly worth a try.