Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is our tendency to focus on and look for evidence that confirms our existing beliefs of a candidate, rather than information that refutes this belief.

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What is confirmation bias?

This is our tendency to focus on and look for evidence that confirms our existing beliefs of a candidate, rather than information that refutes this belief. These existing beliefs can be framed either by the halo or horns effect.

Example in the hiring process.

After you have created an impression of a candidate in your mind, you will unconsciously ask questions during the interview that are focused on confirming this impression rather than refuting this impression. This is why unstructured interviews are very dangerous.

Want to learn more about confirmation bias?

In this podcast episode, our Co-Founder & CEO Charlotte Melkert talks with Organizational Psychologist Mari Järvinen about Confirmation Bias and how this bias impacts the way we conduct interviews and value assessments!

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