Bias in interviews has been a talking point for many hiring managers over the last few years and hiring in product is no exception. In this Sunday Rewind episode, we look at why hiring in product is broken, and how those hypothetical product questions you get asked in interviews are just the tip of the iceberg.
Many companies have been using product hypotheticals. Product Management expert, speaker, coach, Adam Thomas says: “For a long time, companies have been using interview questions like “how many matches could you fit inside of an airplane” or “how many gas stations are in the country” as a way to understand how someone thinks,” He says that these questions land us in a world where bias wins and rational thinking loses.
Adam, explains how getting rid of product hypotheticals in interviews can give you the space to focus on a more equitable hiring system by listening more to candidates and asking them about the problems that they are dealing with.
If you want to delve into the world of Behavioural Science and discover insights on how it affects product management, then this guest post is worth a read in full.
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