|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||The bias blind spot among HR employees in hiring decisions|
|Published in:||German Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Sage|
|Subjects:||Bias blind spot; Cognitive bias; Decision-making; Hiring decision|
|Subject (DDC):||150: Psychology |
658.3: Human resource management
|Abstract:||Research on human resources (HR) indicates that many biases (e.g., halo effect, confirmation bias, stereotyping bias) affect decisions taken by HR employees. However, it remains unclear whether HR employees are aware of their susceptibility to bias. To improve understanding, this study examines the “bias blind spot” phenomenon, the tendency of individuals to believe they are less likely to be biased than their peers. This quantitative survey among 234 HR employees in Switzerland measured the bias blind spot on seven interview biases in recruitment decision-making. The study shows that participants rated the average HR colleague as more susceptible to bias than themselves. Furthermore, male HR employees partly showed a greater bias blind spot than female HR employees. These findings contribute to behavioral research in HR and offer practical insights.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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Thomas, O., & Reimann, O. (2022). The bias blind spot among HR employees in hiring decisions. German Journal of Human Resource Management, 37(1), 5–22. https://doi.org/10.1177/23970022221094523
Thomas, O. and Reimann, O. (2022) ‘The bias blind spot among HR employees in hiring decisions’, German Journal of Human Resource Management, 37(1), pp. 5–22. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/23970022221094523.
O. Thomas and O. Reimann, “The bias blind spot among HR employees in hiring decisions,” German Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 5–22, May 2022, doi: 10.1177/23970022221094523.
Thomas, Oliver, and Olivier Reimann. “The Bias Blind Spot among HR Employees in Hiring Decisions.” German Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 37, no. 1, May 2022, pp. 5–22, https://doi.org/10.1177/23970022221094523.
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