A fascinating area of (ir)rationality is recruitment. I recently rediscovered my notes from Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior, written by the Brafman brothers.
Much of this has been written about extensively, but is worth a reminder. The evidence they focus on primarily comes from 20 years of research by professor Allen Huffcutt. He states that the typical job interview is unstructured, and easy to compare with a first date. However, these tend not be to very successful Continue reading “The Recruitment Interview”