HR and the Unconscious Mind: Do we automatically judge a book by its cover (in poker and promotion)?

I watched an episode of The World Series of Poker recently.  Anyone who’s watched the show knows that the viewers and announcers get a secret glance at the cards each player is holding (and anyone who’s ever played poker knows this makes the game a whole lot easier).  But this time, for one hand a player’s cards remained hidden.  After […]

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How to Win a Debate, Before it Even Begins (The Mismeasure of Candidates, Part 3)

The Mismeasure of Man, published in 1981 by Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould, is described as “The definitive refutation of the argument of The Bell Curve.” The latter book (by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray) wasn’t published until 1994. Wait a minute—Dr. Gould won this debate more than a decade in advance!! How is this possible? Princeton psychologist Leo Kamin […]

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The Challenge of Hiring in a Changing Environment

In the past 20 years, increasing global economic competition, changes in technology, and the availability of information have dramatically changed the nature of work and the workplace.  In order to be competitive organizations must develop new and innovative products and services and bring them to market more quickly than ever before.  Moreover, in order to adapt to changing market demands […]

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