One of my summer holiday books was The Year Without Pants by @berkun which showcased Automattic's (the company behind @wordpressdotcom) working culture and it was both an insightful and fascinating read.

I am always seeking to hear and read about new approaches to recruitment and this one definately has some merit. No matter how rigorous your recruitment process, there is no substitute to seeing someone in action in your work environment and interacting with the successful team you have already built.

Although a good idea, I am not sure how many Senior Leaders or Board members would be willing to undertake a 3 to 8 week trial, and any process needs to include such robust assessment tools as @HoganAssessment in order to minimise risk and maximise performance. Data allows leaders to prepare for success.

I do like the idea of try before you buy though!