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Bias, Looks and Outputs: For the Love of HR

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In the world of HR we are both actors and observers. We see candidates and hiring managers coming, going and acting. We see the biases, hear the comments, weigh the outputs. However we gravitated to our jobs, we  usually love them.  Are we the best at them? As hiring managers, do we evaluate ourselves? Let's have a quick assessment.
When a candidate showed up for an interview, as I walked into my office while she was waiting I wondered what to think. How many hiring managers and HR people make - consciously or not- their decision based on that first impression? Too many! How many divulge their opinion on their facial expression? One too many.
Here is the story: everyday story of so many hiring managers and candidates.  Let's begin with Betty and her most unconventional look. Definitely punk with polished efforts for the interview. Still punk, correct?
1. OBSERVE: DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS BASED ON A FIRST IMPRESSION
"Unfit" look could be a Terrific Fit. Betty exhibited a …