Re: Hiring Laws

Mark Grant (
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 19:23:40 +0000

On Thu, 24 Jul 1997, Andrea Gallagher wrote:

> I find I'm bothered by the claim that interviews are not predictive, though
> I have heard that in many places. At a previous company, we gave a
> take-home programming test to the applicants that looked interesting. At
> least once I chose a programmer who had a less impressive test but better
> people and verbal skills, because they would need to work in a team with
> non-programmers. Some how I don't think IQ would have captured that
> difference.

Personally in one of the two companies where I've had to conduct
interviews we did essentially the opposite (high scores on our programming
tests were far more important than 'social skills') and it worked well.


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