How to ensure recruitment decisions are objective

Last week we launched our ‘We Need To Talk About Unconscious Bias’ white paper, but today I’m going to tackle the following question:

How do you ensure recruitment decisions are justified and objective rather than subjective grounds?

The word cloud above illustrates Sonru clients’ responses to that very question in the Assessment and Interview Training Survey we conducted in Spring/Summer 2016, while the graph below presents the findings when their open-ended answers were postcoded.

How companies ensure recruitment decisions are objective

As illustrated, strict or formal job specs, interview guidelines, scoring sheets, and interview panel composition are the essential means by which Sonru clients ensure their recruitment decisions are objective.

This article was created by Sonru Video Interviewing and includes contributions and research gathered from Sonru clients and candidates between 2011 to 2020.