Interesting to see companies using different methods to recruit the best candidates for them. Long gone are the days that roles are secured by a simple Face to Face interview with the hiring manager. Now we have personality quizzes, assessment days, creative thinking tasks and.... brain scans?
The idea behind a brain scan interview is definitely interesting. Scientists believe that this can test Ability to think quickly, Intelligence, Empathy and Levels of psychopathy as well as much more. However, with this comes risks too. Will this remove the human element completely? Could this be used to negatively discriminate candidates?
While I'm not sure that this is a method that we will implement here at Phaidon International, I'm keen to see what other concepts arise over the next few years that will effect the recruitment industry.
A leading UK bank measures brain activity and match graduate job hunters with their perfect graduate scheme. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has opted to use brain scanning technology to help graduates decide which graduate scheme they are most suited for. As part of their tour of UK campuses and careers fairs, RBS uses a MindWave Mobile headset and tracks brain activity while graduates are shown a mixture of images and videos.