We often forget that hiring is a two-way street—but we forget this at our own peril. The best, most enduring hires work out that way not only because the candidate is right for the company but also because the company is right for that candidate. We all know that candidates can look great on paper, interview well and still disappoint. So what is the secret to making a truly great, long-lasting hire? It can be as simple as allowing the candidate to decide for him or herself whether he or she will be happy working for you.

Unhappy employees are not productive employees. Why not do your best to predict this prospective employee’s happiness before extending an offer? Below are three basic tips for allowing candidates to self-select in, or out, of your company.

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