The Interview: What History and Science Can Teach Us About Hiring

We all believe in the importance of having the best talent. We invest significant amounts of time in designing each phase of our interview process—from the number of stages to developing technical assessments and tweaking interview questions. We follow that with countless more hours filtering resumes, conducting phone screens, and interviewing candidates. All of this in the pursuit of finding that special someone to join our team. But how did we come to put these practices into place? And, how effective are we at assessing talent and potential, really? In this talk, we’ll learn about the history of the job interview, what science can tell us about our models of performance, how humans, as a species, are terrible at assessing potential, and what we can do about it.