The first encounter between two individuals can be a deciding factor in how the relationship will progress. First impressions have a significant impact on interviews, but these impressions are often subjective, based on the personal biases and judgments of the interviewer.
Recently, ‘Pokémon Go’ fever has gripped even the professional world. Recruiters and candidates find themselves caught up in the game to catch these friendly beasts.
There are some very useful lessons that can be learnt from this addictive game.
In our everyday lives, we all tend to show ourselves in a favourable light, depending upon the circumstances. We call this the social desirability bias. When it comes to recruitment, research indicates that a third of candidates have intentionally embellished or misrepresented their qualification to get a job.