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I can see how you would do this for a technical shortcoming, but sometimes the choice of one candidate over another comes based on a personality judgement and who would fit better with the current team. How do you explain those types of decisions without sounding arbitrary?



Second round interviews, after having passed a code test as well, I do exclusively with the team in question all present.

It's less of an interview and more of a meet and greet, and we spend 30 minutes talking about anything under the sun.

The team makes the decision from this point. I very rarely veto.

Candidates know this is the process, because I tell them about it before hand. Does that make sense?


So you would tell a candidate rejected in this stage that the team chose someone else? More or less detail than that?




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