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This is a huge issue for me.  We have wasted so much time on bad hires when it comes to our contingent workers.  Having learned from experience, we no longer bring someone in if anyone on the interview team has any bad vibe about the individual.  Apathy is a no vote as well.  Everyone has to agree the person is additive or we don’t bring them in.  It is better to be understaffed, know our limitations, and keep the code clean than to bring in someone that will only make things worse.

PS: I just finished another phone screen.  I voted him down in under 10 minutes.  After he couldn’t answer the second technical question, I didn’t see any point in continuing.  We did continue, but it only took another 5 minutes for everyone else on the team to agree.  Thanks but no thanks.


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