Employees selecting employees is empowering and inspires ownership. Employees who are trained to interview and hire their co-workers are invested in them, model excellent behavior for them, train them, and most importantly - want them to be successful.
When interviewing a new employee, the chances are great that what you see in front of you is not what you are getting in the long run. Behaviors are learned early in childhood and yet, as a leader, you have to deal with them in the workplace. What lies below the tip of the iceberg that is your potential new hire?