The neuroscience of love is a fascinating subject, summarized in this short video from Scientific American below. You can see why we prefer some people and not others. That is exactly why when you interview candidates-even if you don't 'fall' in love with them-you always have preferences, and those will impact your judgment. So what can we do about it?
At Checkster, we know a simple strategy is to make sure diverse people interview candidates and debrief about their experience in an objective fashion. We built an online app, Interview Checkup that optimizes interview debriefs and avoids the social i nfluence trap which can negate the benefit of diverse interviewers. Each interviewer should give their feedback independently or the most vocal person in the room may steer the decision towards a homogeneous group think.