After a teetotal candidate made a complaint to the Interview Standards Agency, Recruitment supremo Ricky Davidson (from Channel 4 docuseries Recruitment Lads) spoke with Tutti Recruitti;
"You spend more time at work than with your wife. What's wrong with ensuring your next hire has strong mate potential?
Candidates can be falsely cheery and friendly in a one hour interview, but you can't fake it on a night out
A team that plays hard together, works hard together
Once they are sat in front of me for the final stage I say - How about we just go for a drink instead?
If you aren't up for it, we aren't right for you. Interview over
If you order a soft drink, you are teetotally finished
Honestly this is a great measure of a candidate. Getting to know them on a personal level gives you that extra understanding. I tend to find honesty hits from round 5 onwards
I'm not one for time wasting so I will only bring you through to this stage if I've confirmed you can do the job. This is purely to see if we bond on a friendship basis
I'm a likable guy so we most likely we will!"