Optimizing the hiring process requires you to focus on a few core issues. One of them is the quality of candidates: How do you find the right fit and how do you compete with other companies for them? Another is the interview process itself — this comes down to your success rate in analyzing the candidates. The closer you are to the mark, the less time you will have to spend on hiring down the line. Consistently making the wrong decisions when assessing candidate fit and quality can lead to many headaches and lost time. Thus, having a firm grasp on a couple of things can help tremendously in improving your chances of hiring good candidates. Here are four strategies to help you optimize the hiring process.