Recruitment bias has been a significant concern in the Talent Acquisition function lately. Conscious and unconscious bias have a problematic effect on the overall productivity of the business. According to some researches, unconscious bias, sexism, and ageism play a significant role when it comes to hiring a candidate for a job.
Recruitment processes are commonly plagued by biases like Halo Effect, a cognitive bias in which a recruiter’s overall impression of a person is influenced by how he/she feel and think about the candidate’s character. Confirmation bias (the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses), Intuition, etc. These hiring preferences cause us to interpret information in a way that creates our subjective reality and lead us to inaccurate judgments.