Most candidates are on their best behaviour not only at interview, but also after the first few weeks after joining an organisation. However, after this time, the real person starts to emerge and that’s when the disillusionment creeps in.
Whilst the purpose of an interview is to establish whether a candidate is a good fit for the position they’re applying for, there are a number of common interview biases that all of us should be aware of. By biases we mean preconceived ideas or beliefs that we unknowingly assign to candidates. Unknowingly is the key term here – our hiring decision may be swayed without us even realising it.
The Elenchus profiling system takes the bias out of the equation. Our Footprint report breaks down a role into its constituent parts and very clearly indicates which areas may be a cause for concern. By including tailored interview questions, it lets the hiring manager explore these areas further.
Below is a quick overview of the most common biases seen at job interviews.