8 October 2020

On a daily basis, every employer and employee is making decisions based on their thoughts, their beliefs and even things they have read and seen on the internet without even realising that all those have an impact on daily one’s choices. According to Verywellmind.com, some of the causes of cognitive biases are;

  • Limits on the mind’s attention
  • Individual motivation
  • Mental shortcuts called heuristics 
  • Emotions
  • Social pressure

When recruiting new staff and promoting internally, it is of utmost importance to be aware of these cognitive biases and how it can derail us in making the best decisions for our business.  In this AIMS article, we look at some of the challenges of cognitive biases

Contact an AIMS International Consultant today to find out how we can help you navigate topics like this one and ensure you find the best fit for your organisation. We are focused on your world.

Introduction written by Leonie Pentz, Manager Partner AIMS International South Africa