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The Principles of Evidence-Based Interviewing (Webinar)

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 23, 2020

Hiring managers want to feel confident that their new hires are being selected using valid criteria that actually predict their success on the job, working from home, in this new pandemic economy. And familiar old ways of hiring are failing us more obviously now (it’s hard to have a “gut feel” for someone you only “met” on a video call). The good news is that better approaches to hiring already exist.

In this session you will learn what 100 years of research shows about effective hiring, and how to reduce bias and become more evidence-based in every step of the hiring process:
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If you missed it, part one of the webinar can be found here.

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Why Evidence-Based Interviewing Practices Are Needed Now (Webinar)

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 16, 2020

Familiar old ways of hiring are failing us more obviously now. Employers want a better approach to hiring that fairly assesses candidates during video interviews, reduces bias throughout the hiring process and builds more diverse and inclusive teams. Employers are frustrated, recognizing that differential treatment by race (and other factors) is still commonplace in hiring. But even with manager training and the best of intentions, outdated hiring practices often result in hiring people who are demographically similar to their hiring manager.

It’s time we broke that cycle of failure by interrupting the unconscious patterns of behavior that created it. The solution may be found in the field of behavioral economics, specifically in the science of choice architecture. It’s entirely possible to reengineer the hiring sequence to elevate the consideration of facts and reduce the impact of bias and other cognitive errors.

In this session you will learn: what hiring managers usually get wrong when they assess candidates during interviews, how and where your familiar hiring practices introduce bias into the hiring decision, the common mental errors that lead us all to reach incorrect conclusions about candidates.

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Keeping Employees Safe, Secure, and Productive as We Reopen (Webinar)

Posted by Bob Corlett on June 12, 2020

Keeping Employees Safe, Secure, and Productive as we Reopen (Webinar)

I recently joined Heinan Landa, the CEO of Optimal Networks for a webinar. The topic was how to keep employees safe, secure, and productive in various scenarios for office reopening. We discussed a framework for balancing the risk, cost, and intrusiveness of various IT solutions in a work from home (WFH) environment. Our conversation focused on IT security, but that same decision-making framework applies to many aspects of work life now, including how we hire people in the pandemic economy.

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Job Search During a Pandemic (Webinar)

Posted by Bob Corlett on June 4, 2020

Landing a new job during an economic downturn is challenging, and social distancing only adds to the complexity. Over the past 3 decades, we’ve carefully studied how hiring managers make decisions. Once you understand their perspective, you will improve your odds of being hired.

Here's what you will learn in this webinar:
  • How the remote work environment is changing the hiring process and how you need to adapt.
  • How to use the virtual interviewing format to your advantage.
  • How to make an effective case for yourself (without bragging).
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