Hiring managers are biased: What’s the solution? [Video]

If we call you biased, don’t be offended. Madan Pillutla, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explained that everyone unconsciously exhibits biases.

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[marker}In an article on Business insider, Pillutla explained that hiring managers have three biases:

One: You like people who are similar, whether in hair style or hobbies and interests.

Two: You base competency judgments on stereotypes, assuming that different demographics or ethnicities are better at some tasks than others.

Three: You are afraid of potential employees who pose a threat to your organizational status.

It’s OK if you exhibit one of these biases, since you’re now going to try to overcome them, right?

Some experts recommended blind interviews – imagine the business version of NBC’s “The Voice.” Or, you can ask candidates to perform tasks, as this will help you hire based on talent, not instinct.

That’s all for today! Stick with APN for more hiring news and tips.

Hiring managers are biased: What’s the solution? [Video]
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