During nearly any hiring process, you will suffer moments of doubt. You’ll worry that all your time spent interviewing might result in nothing. You’ll wonder if you should give up on finding a top performer and just settle for a warm body to sit at that long-empty desk. You’ll be tempted to relax your high standards, just to get the infernal hiring process out of the way so you can get back to your other work.
But you should never give up trying to hire top performers. If your initial approach is not working, you may just need to adjust your recruiting strategy instead.
Consider how flexible you've been when selecting which candidates to meet. Did you put a lot of emphasis on their resumes and cover letters? That’s a common mistake.