Lying to Ourselves: A newsletter about hiring

Ben Kettle
Hiring is broken. How it got that way and what we can do to fix it.
Created 16 Feb 2021
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  • Good To Know: Sept 2021 🧑‍💻
    28 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Hey Everyone, Welcome to Good to Know! If you just signed up, I publish Good to Know on the last Tuesday of every month. Unlike most posts, Good to Know is a round-up of things going on in hiring, D&I...
  • 🗺Evolving Your Organizational Culture
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 4
    Hey Everyone, This is my second post on culture fit. Is it the last? Definitely not. If you missed last week’s post on Personal vs. Organizational culture fit, here’s a link to check it out. To provid...
  • Culture Fit is (mostly) Bullshit 💩
    14 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Hey Everyone, This post is the first of two planned posts on “culture fit.” I say planned because “culture fit” is a deep well so it will come up a fair bit in the future. I’m also curious to hear any...
  • 🏈 Bruce and Roger - A Case Study in Allyship from the NFL 🏈
    07 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Hey Everyone, Halfway through the 2020 NFL season, my six-year-old daughter decided that our bonding time would be watching NFL games. Two things surprised me about the experience: A 6-year-old can wa...
  • Good To Know: August 2021 🧑‍💻
    31 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Hey Everyone, Welcome to Good to Know! If you just signed up, I publish Good to Know on the last Tuesday of every month. Unlike most posts, Good to Know is a round-up of things going on in hiring, D&I...
  • 🥇Using the Best Predictor of Candidate Success
    24 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Using the Best Predictor of Candidate Success The #1 predictor of job candidate success is a Work Sample Test. It’s better than interviews and cognitive ability and comically better than a candidate’s...
  • Using Everyone Else's Misplacement of Cognitive Ability for Fun (and Profit!💰)
    17 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 0 1
    Using Everyone Else's Misplacement of Cognitive Ability for Fun (and Profit) In the last post, I reviewed general cognitive ability assessments, their proxies, how most hiring managers get them wrong....
  • Do We Use General Cognitive Ability Assessments Intelligently? 🧑‍🏫
    10 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 0 2
    One of the best predictors of candidate job performance is something called General Cognitive Ability (GCA). It’s so good that GCA assessments are second only to Work Sample Tests when predicting cand...
  • But we.....🙅
    03 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Welcome to the third and final installment of the three-part series on structured interviews. This post is all about common objections to structured interviews and how you can overcome them. If you ha...
  • Good To Know: July 2021 🧑‍💻
    27 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    Hey Everyone, Welcome to Good to Know! If you just signed up, I publish Good to Know on the last Tuesday of every month. Unlike most posts, Good to Know is a round-up of things going on in hiring, D&I...
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