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JUDGING TALENT with Frank Flynn, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Our ability to accurately judge talent is hampered by unconscious and subjective distractions. Hiring decisions are affected by common biases, such as favoring tall or attractive candidates, or by superficial first impressions of likability. In fact, according to Professor Flynn, standard hiring interviews are only slightly more reliable than handwriting analysis in predicting on-the-job performance! Far superior are work sample tests and intelligence tests, which provide us with objective, diagnostic data needed to make fair assessments.
*What hiring tools are the best predictors of job performance?
*How gut instincts and flawed memories bias evaluations.
*Critical features of successful appraisal systems.