DON'T FLIP A COIN - STRUCTURE YOUR INTERVIEWS
Suppose you made every decision using a 'heads or tails' coin-toss.
This probably wouldn't yield great results for you, right?
So what does this have to do with hiring?
A common go-to-method for evaluating candidates today is 'the unstructured interview.'
Unstructured interviews have been found to be only ~2% better than chance (i.e., the flip of coin) at making accurate hiring decisions...
Structured interviews, on the other hand, are one of the most effective methods for making accurate hiring decisions.
The research is so unanimous on this that if someone is still using unstructured interviews to make hiring decisions, it's for 1 of 2 reasons:
1) They don't care about hiring accuracy.
2) They don't know there's a better way.
If you're in the latter camp, this principle is for you.
You wouldn't flip a coin in other decision areas.
Don't flip a coin with your hiring decisions either.
Structure your interviews.