Overconfidence in personnel selection: When and why unstructured interview information can hurt hiring decisions

@article{Kausel2016OverconfidenceIP,
  title={Overconfidence in personnel selection: When and why unstructured interview information can hurt hiring decisions},
  author={E. Kausel and Satoris S. Culbertson and Hector P. Madrid},
  journal={Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes},
  year={2016},
  volume={137},
  pages={27-44}
}
Overconfidence is an important bias related to the ability to recognize the limits of one’s knowledge. The present study examines overconfidence in predictions of job performance for participants presented with information about candidates based solely on standardized tests versus those who also were presented with unstructured interview information. We conducted two studies with individuals responsible for hiring decisions. Results showed that individuals presented with interview information… Expand
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