The hiring dilemma: How to choose between seemingly equal candidatesBy Murray Bandura12/16/2002|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2002 It’s a dilemma many employers would like to have: You’ve found more than one strong candidate for a position. And even though you have a hiring process designed to narrow the field — you’ve determined the key skills required, created a precise job description and carefully evaluated leading contenders — you still find yourself with two seemingly equal candidates. While it’s a good “problem” to have, it makes a hiring decision more complicated. Fortunately, there are guidelines to help make the best choice.Look beneath the surfaceFirst, invite both candidates back for another interview. Before each meeting, prepare targeted questions focusing on the characteristics essential to the position. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.