adonai wrote:Do "personal biases" ever come into play when deciding who to hire? If someone happened to be very active in things that the hirer was a part of (say, actively involved in an organization the hirer was a board member of), do you think it would play a big role in ultimately hiring that individual over someone who had nothing to relate with? Or is this all even out of the question and you must hire whoever you think the firm would want?
Our hiring is more of an overall group decision. While each person can weigh in, individual biases that you describe really don't have that much effect generally. Here again, speaking from only my perspective. Other firms may have different answers.