Hiring managers and assessment psychologists should be like high-performing, collaborative teams where members are wide open with each other about candidates. If not, blind spots can occur which could compromise successful selection decisions.
To make the best candidate selections, the hiring manager/psychologist team should openly discuss the following typical but important factors as shown in the pie chart below.
There have been numerous times where I did not recommend a candidate because of hiring manager concerns that I didn’t observe, even when assessment results and my interview experience were positive.
And, there have been plenty of times where I sustained a positive argument for a candidate in the face of hiring manager objections that I felt were less valid, critical or relevant.
The best candidate selections occur when all key signs in the above four factors are acceptable to excellent.
Certainly, you are paying a psychologist to stay objective, but in a wide open data sharing environment. In the long run, psychologists lose their credibility if they simply cow tow to the likes and dislikes of their hiring manager clients.Print Article