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15.Feb.2018 Babies and Bathwater and Bad Interview Questions

The Big Bad Competency Wolf I’ve noticed a few articles recently criticising the use of competency based interview questions. These questions explore past examples of a specific, job-related behaviour. The rationale is that they’re the best predictor of future behaviour. They’ve become extremely popular in recruitment, to the extent they’re now a kind of status […]

31.Oct.2016 What’s in a Name?

How We Use Categories As truisms go, ‘to categorise something is to reduce it’ is pretty unarguable. Life is complex, and any time we use genre in music or fiction, or put a name to an emotion, or even use a descriptive label such as a colour, we’re editing out nuance for the sake of […]