Are interviews an effective way to find a good employee? I think that one of the biggest problems with "interviews" is that you can't get a good idea if someone can do the work or not. For example, take teaching. There is no way you can know how well a person will teach from an interview. all you can get is how well the person answers questions. I think it would be better to take prospective employees and make them do the job for a while and see how they do. Maybe a short internship or something like it? That would be a much better way to see if someone can do the job or not.
What do you think?