job selection

Political Affiliation and Hireability

In two experiments, recruiters were asked to reviewing job applicants’ social media profiles. The (manufactured) profiles were loaded with either explicit (Experiment 1) or implicit (Experiment 2) cues about the applicants’ political affiliations. The recruiters were then asked to report…


We Like Your Look

Designed by the recruiting-technology firm HireVue, the system uses candidates’ computer or cellphone cameras to analyze their facial movements, word choice and speaking voice before ranking them against other applicants based on an automatically generated “employability” score.Drew Harwell, Washington Post…


New AI Whitepaper from SIOP

The Visibility Committee of SIOP just published a whitepaper called Artificial Intelligence in Talent Assessment and Selection, prepared by Neil Morelli. The goal of the paper is to “dispel some of the mystique that surrounds AI used for hiring, while…



IAT Blues

In recent years, a series of studies have led to significant concerns about the IAT’s reliability and validity. These findings, raising basic scientific questions about what the test actually does, can explain why trainings based on the IAT have failed…


Alan Colquitt on Talent

Does performance management work? Should we spend more on high-potentials? Are we ever going to get better at predicting job performance? Listen to Alan Colquitt patiently explain why I am wrong about nearly everything related to performance management, job selection,…


Internal Hiring: Slotting vs. Posting

Compared with slotted employees, workers who enter a job through posting have higher performance ratings, earn higher salaries, and are less likely to exit the firm. Posting involves posting an open position and inviting candidates to apply. Slotting is basically…


The Journey to Quality-of-Hire Measurement

Many know it can be difficult to measure the quality of a hiring decision. Just as important is to do so rather quickly, so output from the process can be fed back into the system, improving both the quality and…