HUMAN BIAS PREVENTS HIRING ACCURACY
Hiring right is hard because countless biases misguide us when evaluating others.
Take THE CONFIRMATION BIAS:
-Studies have found that people make judgments on whether a person is trustworthy, competent, & likeable within 1 second of seeing their face.
-We then unconsciously use all information collected thereafter to confirm our initial impressions.
-THE MINI-ME EFFECT: the tendency to reward/penalize candidates similar/different from us.
-THE BANDWAGON EFFECT: the tendency to side with the group (or loudest/most influential person in the group).
-THE OVER-CONFIDENCE EFFECT: the tendency to over-estimate our ability to accurately evaluate others.
This last bias is the most dangerous because it's the bias that convinces people they aren't influenced by bias:
"Sure, bias influences others, but I'm the exception."
To hire accurately, we have to find ways to reduce bias's influence on us when hiring.