From science to practice7 principles for conducting employment interviewsBy Allen Huffcutt06/06/2011|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/03/2011 The interview process has always been an imperfect science. But in incorporating the following seven research-based principles, interviewers should find an improvement in the calibre of people hired.Acknowledge the inherent difficulty of making judgments: Interviewers tend to have a reasonably high level of confidence in their ability to pick which candidates should be hired, particularly when they have past interviewing experience. However, outcome-based research indicates such confidence may be unfounded.This is a reflection of the inherent difficulty of the interview process. Applicants spend a lifetime forming attributes such as knowledge, skills, abilities and personality tendencies, yet the interviewer has very little time to assess, evaluate and verify these. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.