4 Dec. 2018
Finding and selecting the right people at an organisation is often one of the most important responsibilities that a leader will have, and interviewing candidates will almost always be a key component of the recruitment process. Unfortunately, there’s no exact formula to choose the perfect candidate or predict how successful they will be.
There is strong research however that does show that some interview techniques can increase the effectiveness of the interview process:
- Be aware of interviewer bias. You may have heard of unconscious bias related to a candidate’s gender, race or age and it’s important to take steps to counteract the effects of bias. For example, some larger organisations remove candidate names from CVs. There are also other biases that can affect interviewers such as “confirmation bias” where an interviewer has an existing belief about someone and they put greater emphasis on things that support that belief and less emphasis on things that don’t. The first step to minimising bias is identifying any bias you may have and then address the effect this may have on the interview.
Contact a PeopleScape consultant about your Recruitment Interview strategy today.