What if… we recruited at random?

The latest series of the podcast brought to you by the CIPD's Work. magazine ponders whether human bias is unavoidable in hiring – and what the alternative might be

If the traditional unstructured interview is about as useful at predicting on-the-job success as astrology and graphology, and many employers still rely heavily on this, should we just dispense with the whole process altogether, and recruit at random? Academic Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and recruitment firm CEO Cynthia V Davis discuss the state of play currently, and how to make hiring better – and fairer.