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When gut feelings skew hiring decisions: Beware of premature biases in interviews

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 8 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

An interview transitions through four naturally occurring stages: the initial impression formed in the first few seconds when the candidate and interviewer first lay eyes on one another; a rapport building stage of several minutes to help each party settle in; the body of the interview in which job skills and culture-fit are assessed; and the close, when the interviewer asks if the candidate has any questions about the job or company.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Acknowledgements

Retraction notice

The Publisher wishes to retract the precis article “When gut feelings skew hiring decisions: Beware of premature biases in interviews”, published in, Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 3, 2017. It has come to the attention of Emerald Publishing that this precis article contains large sections of unattributed text taken from the original research article “The four stages of the employment interview. Helping interviewers put two and two together”.

Precis articles are intended to summarise original academic research articles for a different audience, and should not include verbatim passages from the original articles. This error occurred due to a miscommunication in the commissioning process.

To avoid any repeated incidents of this nature, Emerald has fully revised its guidelines and briefed its Commissioning Editors. Human Resource Management International Digest sincerely apologises to the original authors and its readers for this error. The original article can be viewed here: 10.1108/EBHRM-11-2015-0045.

Citation

(2017), "When gut feelings skew hiring decisions: Beware of premature biases in interviews", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 33-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-02-2017-0036

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