Occurs when the person evaluating another individual allows their prejudices about certain groups of people or personalities to interfere with their evaluation not being able to fairly evaluate a candidate’s performance.
Similar To Me Bias
This happens when someone gives higher than deserved ratings to candidates who appear similar to them. This happens because people have a natural tendency to prefer others who are similar to themselves.
Making unsuitable generalizations from one person’s perspective for an individual’s job performance. It can occur due to getting influenced by one or more characteristics, positive or negative.
A tendency to evaluate people as exceptional performers and to give exaggerated ratings rather than a legit evaluation of performance.
The tendency to evaluate each person as below average or average regardless of performance differences.
A tendency to rate everyone at the low end of the scale and being over critical of performance.
The tendency of a rater to assess a person comparative to other individuals rather than rating on-the-job performance.
First Impression Error
The tendency to make initial favourable or unfavourable judgments about an individual, and ignore ensuring information that does not support this impression.