Jonathan Muller

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Candidates want to know that they are joining a team with the potential to win

When the Golden State warriors landed high-profile free-agent Kevin Durant, they immediately became the villains of the NBA. Despite winning the most ever games during the regular season and coming within a few points of becoming the NBA champs for a second time, the warriors felt that they could get better. The Warrior’s team-first mentality lured Durant from Oklahoma City, the town he had called home for eight years.

Showcasing Your Stars

When Kevin Durant interviewed with the Warriors, he reportedly met with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala. This contingent is a who’s who of individual performers including a two-time league MVP, a 3-point contest champion, an Olympic team member, and an NBA finals MVP. As the Warriors illustrated, in order to court strong candidates, make sure you showcase the best individual performers your company has to offer.

Share in the Joy of Winning Together

Teams that share a camaraderie and a joy for winning celebrate individual performance but are willing to sacrifice individual accolades for team success. The Warriors playing style personifies this balance. According to The Undefeated, Steph Curry, the reigning league MVP communicated to Durant that “he could care less about who is the face of the franchise, who gets the most recognition or who sells the most shoes”.  This selfless expression of teamwork was a key reason for Kevin Durant choosing the job with the Warriors. The warriors have a history of winning that validates their “team first” mindset.

Incorporating Your Star Team into Your Interview Process

By showcasing your star players and building a collaborative interview process, you can present a lasting impression of an irresistible team environment. Jazz allows you to plan and organize your interview process, assigning interview guides to people on your team. You can schedule individuals and group interviews for candidates and send out agendas from Jazz.  Finally, you can compile and review all of your team’s feedback to make sure that the candidate is a great fit for the job and your company culture:


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