Which of the circles in the center is bigger?
They are actually the same size.
If the inner circles look different to you, you have fallen prey to contrast bias, which occurs when we judge two things comparatively instead of separately.
Contrast bias can creep into an interview when candidates are compared to each other and not the job requirements. For instance, after interviewing a “star” candidate, later candidates might seem less qualified because you compare them to the “star” candidate — a sure way to miss out on qualified candidates!
What can you do about it?
Have a list of well-defined skills you are looking to assess in the interview and make sure you provide scores based on these skills rather than comparing candidates.
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