Taxfyle has an unorthodox way to interview potential job candidates. The company connects people in need of tax assistance with Certified Public Accountants. The Miami based business was founded in August 2015. Co-founders Michael Mouriz, Richard Lavina, and William Sahatdijan have implemented ping pong into the company as well as having potential employees play during their interview.
“When we first started the company and it was just the co-founders, we had all this space in the office,” Lavina tells CNBC. “So we set up a ping pong table. All of a sudden, the founders got really into ping pong.”
“It’s a humbling process,” say the CEO. “They come in and they’re highly recruited talent. Obviously, we want them as part of the team, but we also want to humble them and bring them down to earth. And we do that with ping pong.”
The co-founders went as far as creating an “employee ping pong chart” that tracks everyone’s wins and losses. New employees don’t get on the chart until they’ve “dethroned” someone. “Getting onto that board – it’s like you’re getting indoctrinated into the Taxfyle culture.” Lavina says.