I've written before on the topic of interviews: namely, on how decades of empirical research shows that:
- Interviewers' judgments of candidates are worse predictors of job success than purely algorithmic procedures using quantitative data alone, most likely because
- Judgments of interview performance tend to track characteristics of job candidates (such as attractiveness, weight, height, gender, race, speech style, and personality traits) that are either entirely unrelated or poorly related to successful job performance, and
- Judgments of interview performance fail to reliably track interview behaviors (such as lying) that predictably confound interviewer judgments of candidate quality.
- And yes, videoconference interviews have substantial bias-effects of their own.
Now we have a fun new result: "vocal fry" hurts women job applicants . All this evidence...and yet the world simply continues to turn...