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Suggested Citation:"Appendix I - Common Interviewer Biases." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2011. Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13324.
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38 • Similar-to-me occurs when the candidate has interests or other characteristics that are similar as those of the inter- viewer and cause the interviewer to overlook negative aspects of the candidate • Stereotyping occurs when the interviewer assumes a can- didate has specific traits because they are a member of a specific group • Halo effect occurs when the interviewer evaluates a candi- date positively based on a single characteristic • Horn effect occurs when the interviewer evaluates a candi- date negatively based on a single characteristic • First impression occurs when a candidate’s first behaviors before or early in the interview influence the interviewer’s attention to positive (or negative) stimuli only • Recency occurs when the interviewer recalls the most recently interviewed candidate more clearly than earlier candidates • Overweighting competency occurs when the interviewer overly emphasizes one or a few competencies A P P E N D I X I Common Interviewer Biases

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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 148: Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies provides strategies to recruit minorities for chief executive officer (CEO) positions and offers resources to assist governing boards of public transportation agencies in the recruitment of minority CEOs.

The report also assesses the transit industry's recruitment processes for CEOs and provides a case for diversity that documents the benefits of minorities in public transportation leadership positions.

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