Critically Examine Information to Avoid Garbage In, Gospel Out

Posted on April 20, 2015

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Despite their popularity and frequency of use, free-flowing, unstructured job interviews are the least effective tool when hiring. Situational interviews, patterned behavioral interview, job simulations, and a realistic job preview are four effective, research-supported tools for hiring (Latham, 2009).

There are a lot of noisy distractions (e.g., unsubstantiated claims, statements, posts, tweets, emails, texts, comments, etc.) and it’s up to each one of us to sift through mountains of data (of all types), curating the best/most useful, and ignoring the rest.

Let us all become better, better stated, evidence-based professionals. If you hear or read something, look it up in credible sources and confirm that the information stated has merit, before passing on the information.

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