You know that game, White Elephant, that some people play around the holidays? Basically, everyone wraps up something inexpensive (or free – if it’s lying around your house), each person is assigned a number, and the person with the number one gets to pick the first gift. Those beautifully wrapped presents have so much promise! But when you open one, it’s just someone else’s junk: a pair of socks they never wore, a useless kitchen gadget, or old knick-knacks. Although this game can be quite amusing, you don’t want your hiring process to feel like a game of white elephant.