The following is a best practice, proven technique for making better hiring decisions:
If you make the final hire/don’t hire decision, there are four things to consider:
- The results of testing should count for 30 percent.
- The interview should count for 30 percent.
- The results of the reference check should count for 30 percent.
- Your feeling, intuition, and opinion should count for only 10 percent (because, no matter how hard you try to eliminate your biases – they may still be there.)
If the applicant scores poorly in any one of these areas, it’s a deal breaker. However, an exceptional rating in any one area shouldn’t, on its own, get someone hired.
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This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.