No matter how much we hear that judging is bad, but when it comes to the process of recruitment, not judging becomes a challenge. Though, ideally, recruiters and the hiring managers are trained to carefully asses the skills of the candidate. And, based on the outcome of the assessments, one has to take a final decision. But, sometimes, it becomes very difficult to get to a solution without judging. Now, ‘judging’ here doesn’t just have negative connotations to it. Judgments during the hiring process can sometimes turn out to be beneficial for the company or even for the candidate as well. But, here’s why you should take some time before making judgments:
- Initial judgments can be wrong
One of the most prominent reasons for not passing judgments on candidates easily on is the fact that early judgments might lead to unfavorable results. No recruiter or hiring manager would like to hire the undeserving candidate or not hire the best candidate. Therefore, in order to make sure that you are only focusing on hiring the best candidate, you should think through. Take your time, don’t hurry up, and only come to a conclusion when you have carefully reviewed all the important points.
- Initial Judgements can lead to bias
Well, it is absolutely right that no good recruiter would like to be biased during the interview process. In fact, every hiring expert tries to select the candidate only based on the true abilities of the candidate. But, sometimes, some points in your head might lead to unintentional prejudice during the recruitment process. Therefore, make sure you complete refrain yourself from holding any strong thoughts about a candidate.
- Initial Judgements can lead to unpleasant behavior
Though, if you will ever judge the candidate very early in the recruitment process, it is certain that you will keep your views only to you. You won’t like to speak about your judgments to the candidate. But at times, if our views about someone are very strong, then unintentionally we may act a little different with the candidate. For example, if you have started disliking the candidate because of how he or she spoke to you, then automatically your attitude towards him or he won’t be good. However, as a recruiter, you have to avoid any instance of being rude to the candidate.
Recruitment is a tough job, therefore make sure you are always on the right track to hire only the best candidates for your firm.