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A small tweak to reduce interviewer bias

Steve Gilles
Aug 16
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We’ve started enforcing a code of silence between interviews for hires we make at Lookahead.

If I conduct a first interview, I’ll share whether or not to go to next round, but I can’t share my detailed feelings with colleagues who will be interviewing them down the track.

Facts are shared - we take copious notes and the actual answers to our questions are in a doc that anyone at Lookahead can read. Future interviewers build on previous answers and ask more informed questions.

We’re trying to balance not going in cold while also not being told how to feel about a person.

Bias is not your friend. We’re human so we can’t eliminate it, but we can keep trying to minimise it. If you’ve made any other tweaks to help reduce bias, I’m all ears.

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