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All Blog Posts Tagged 'bias' (6)

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Stop showing candidates your A S S umptions

Are you making premature assumptions about applicants or candidates? Here’s a few common categories focused on finding the right fit. Do you see anything potentially wrong with these ways of assessing talent?

Personality Predictions

Once a person’s hard skills are confirmed through visually examining on paper or on screen or verbally over the phone or in person, soft skills almost always become a more prominent factor. Many people place a tremendous amount of credibility…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Are you sure you need the answer to that interview question?

If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.

Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

Admit it, the big "O" stimulates quite a reaction

You clicked to read about your idol Oprah, didn’t you? No, expecting some other big “O” content… Well, then you’re on the wrong website, buster!

Badge of honor, source of pleasure, reason for pride, satisfaction to scream about or maybe just something to accept quietly and celebrate contently in your own mind. The big O in all of its glory. Whether solo, with a best buddy or as a group, it’s something we’ll all experience - if we’re lucky to last that long.

What, you’re not…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Are Recruiters Biased Against Introverts?

This article really could be entitled “an ode to introverts”, because I am going to take their side!

I recently took note of an article entitled 5 Myths About Introversion, by…

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Added by Mark Bregman on March 5, 2012 at 3:06pm — 9 Comments

Women (in IT) listen up - you have not, because you ask not

A recent blog by Tony Kontzer really got our…

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Added by Jon Prete on March 18, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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