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The Manager's Guide to Conducting Interviews by Stephen W. Walker

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Reaching a consensus with the panel

Despite everything, interviewing is a subjective, judgmental process. It is unlikely that all the interviewers rank the candidates in exactly the same order.

Sometimes, an interviewer will observe or miss something, and their score is markedly different from the rest of the interview panel.

In this section, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Deal with your unresolved intuition issues
  • Identify and resolve ranking differences between the interviewers
  • Decide on a consensus ranking of the candidates

The inexperienced manager needs to be well prepared to present his or her nagging doubts and defend the candidate scores. At the same time, you need to be open-minded and to engage with the rest of the panel's opinions ...

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