Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire. (There is a market for everything). Lots of people wanted her service and even more wanted fill the role, about 70,000 would-be bridesmaids. How to screen all of the applicants? You might think that having been an actual bridesmaid would be important. As she describes in this article, not so much.
Instead, I like to find people who have experience in sales (so they have top communication skills and the ability to read and react to situations), working in high-stress environments (because what wedding isn't high-stress?), and work well with groups of people (whether they've managed teams or worked one-on-one with lots of people before).
There are multiple rounds of employee screening to sift out those just in it for the perks and parties, those who can't think creatively in real-life wedding scenarios, and finally, those who don't pass the in-person social situation test. "If 10 people a year make it to round three, only one might be hired."
Hat tip: Marginal Revolution