LP Magazine EU

ItemOptix-banner_V2.gif

LPM_EU_Box_Banner_Ad_-_May_v3_1.png

Oris_Media_May_Banner1.jpg

BodyWorn_300x250_2405.jpg

May_2025.png

UK_Banner_ad_5-01.png

interviews

How influential are your personal biases?

I know you might be thinking, "but I don’t carry any biases when I interview",  but being aware of potential biases that you may carry is an important step to creating an objective observation and evaluation during the interview process. 

Let’s take a quick look at what I mean by bias awareness.  

A bias is a tendency, inclination, or prejudice toward or against something or someone. 

Some biases are positive and helpful—like choosing to only eat foods that are considered healthy or staying away from someone who has knowingly caused harm. But biases are often based on stereotypes, rather than actual knowledge of an individual or circumstance. 

Whether positive or negative, such cognitive shortcuts can result in pre-judgements that lead to rash decisions or discriminatory practices.  For the professional interviewer, biases can be harmful, counterproductive and interfere with the objective pursuit of truth.

Self-awareness of your biases may influence how you approach your investigation as well as how you react and respond during the interview process.  There are several potential biases we must be aware of.  As an investigator, awareness of confirmation bias is very important, as far-too-often we work towards proving our theories to be true.

by Chris Norris, CFI

Wicklander-Zulawski Europe

Leave a Reply



(Your email will not be publicly displayed.)

Captcha Code

Click the image to see another captcha.



iFacility CCTV and Alarm Installation