So I recently hired someone at work. I did a lot of research on hiring, and tried to be as impartial and unbiased as possible, and ended up with someone who was a little less experienced than we thought we’d go with but who seemed to have the perfect personality and mindset for the job. Today I was sitting with her and training her on a task and she said something, and all of a sudden I realized that she totally reminded me of my oldest niece, whom everyone knows is my favourite.
So much for being impartial! I mean, I still think she’ll work out for the position, but now I’m wondering how much I subconsciously picked up on that during the interview.