I'm facing a tough dilemma, we're down to two candidates whom are both equally talented. One wants to move from Google to our company because he is really interested in the business domain. The other one appears to come from a struggling background, he appears eager to take the opportunity to make something out of himself.
The senior management is of course much more interested in candidate from Google. This makes sense in many ways.
However I know that for this particular position, both would be more or less equally good. I can't shake off the feeling that candidate from Google can likely get a job any day, anywhere. The other candidate appears to be struggling and this position could change his life prospects.
When faced with two candidates who are both fit for the available position, can we take in to consideration the impact the job offer will have on their lives. Will giving the vacant position to the candidate who needs it more, be beneficial for the company in the long run?