(This article originally appeared on Fast Company.)
Interviews have long been viewed as relatively inconsistent and unreliable hiring tools by personnel psychologists and HR professionals alike. And now, articles like The New York Times’ “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews” are presenting these conclusions to a much larger audience. Many employers champion the interview as a way to get to know their potential new hires. However, a personable candidate doesn’t always make a great employee.