All Recruiters Are Biased

Biases are the mental shortcuts we take every time we meet someone new, read the news or think about the future. They’re necessary to survival. They help us process information, make sense of the world, act in the face of uncertainty and remember what’s important. But biases also skew perceptions and affect decision making. And in recruitment, that can be the difference between making decisions that FEEL right in favour of those that ARE right. The former will only get you by for so long. The latter means you’ll be more successful.

 

Revive Your Career

The 80/20 rule, or the Pareto principle is the brainchild of Romanian economist Joseph Juran. Juran took what Vilfredo Pareto observed in the late 19th century – that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population and applied it to business management.