After shedding the light on the most common interview biases in our previous article, which are the first impression bias, the horn and halo effect, the negative emphasis, and the cultural noise, Testello will provide you now with 7 tips that will help you resolve those biases and become objective in your hiring decisions.
- SEEK TO UNDERSTAND
You need to understand what interview biases are and how they can negatively affect your decision. Look into providing employees with education and training on the topic.
- USE ASSESSMENT TOOLS
An informed decision is always a better decision, that’s why you need to incorporate pre and post-hiring assessment solutions such as Testello so you can get solid information about your potential candidates in a more informed and quantifiable manner!
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- GO BLIND FOR THE RÉSUMÉ REVIEW
Blind CV evaluations are the ideal solution for unconscious biases. The HR Department can send the concerned manager a list of filtered out candidate profiles with deleted names and gender-related info.
- REWORK YOUR JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Make your job descriptions more neutral and gender inclusive by removing words that might imply that you’re seeking a male candidate such as “Competitive”, “Aggressive”.
- STANDARDIZE INTERVIEWS
The aim of this approach is to ensure that each interview is presented with exactly the same questions in the same order. This will help you evaluate the specific needs of the job they are applying for without bias.
- SET DIVERSITY GOALS
Set diversity and inclusion goals that you can work towards and communicate those goals in a clear manner. Make sure that those goals are quantifiable and don’t forget to track progress.