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The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here’s What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With


By Marcel Schwantes
Principal and founder, Leadership From the Core

Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t work. In fact, it’s a terrible tool.

Here’s why: 81 percent of people lie during the interview. No joke, 81 freaking percent!

That’s according to Ron Friedman. He is an award-winning social psychologist and the author of The Best Place to Work, which should get on your Amazon wish list.

Friedman says we are creating a condition where people are being dishonest because, well, plain and simple, it’s the only way for them to get a job.

In other words, lets say I’m interviewing for one of your jobs. If you ask me about a skill I don’t have, it’s pretty clear that if admit that I don’t have that skill, I’m not going to get the job. The only option I have is to talk around it and give you, my potential boss or colleague, a false impression. The result: Employers are consistently getting spoon-fed dishonest answers, and they’re eating it up like candy.

The Solution: Job Auditions

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