Neuroscience of Love for Better Interviewing


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.

About The Author

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.