Updating this post for COVID-19, although most of you are bigger than that. But that doesn't mean we're not all small in some way...
Candidates who got impacted by COVID? You'll get through that and not hold it against them. But you'll still be holding something small against a cross-section of candidates.
I'm not talking about bias with a capital "B". I'm talking about bias with a smaller than lower case "b". It's so petty that the "b" in bias is actual two font sizes smaller than the rest of the word.
Mine? I have a hard time with candidates who take me out of my normal messaging environment. Namely, the ability to use iMessage across different devices and communicate with team members is a preference - not a necessity. I've hired people that I can't message on the iMessage platform before, and will in the future. Best candidate wins.
But when I pick up my phone to SMS a candidate rather than iMessage from my mac, I need to remind myself best candidate wins. Twice.
What's your pettiest reason for being lukewarm on a candidate? Hit me in the comments, or message me. Unless you're not IOS - if that's the case, definitely hit me in the comments.