I believe a key factor in hiring the right person for the job is to have the proper mix of interviewers to be able to assess an applicant from different perspectives . Just recently, our department (technology service provider for Student Affairs) went through a hiring process for a database developer. We were looking to fill a position to provide support for our developers in setting up and managing databases. In my role as the head of the unit consisting of developers, I was assessing the applicant from the customers’ perspective. Joining me in the interview committee were other co-workers who were more technical in nature (server admin, database manager). To be consistent with all applicants, we have a set of questions we ask each candidates. These questions consist of technical and behavioral questions.