It's startling to read that in this day and age, some employers are using such binary decision making methods during the interview process. Whether someone offers to wash up their coffee cup or send you a thank you email following an interview shouldn't sway the hiring decision!
With so much work being done to filter out unconscious bias throughout the hiring process, employers should be working hard to factor in fair role or culture specific assessment techniques through robust job analysis, rather than basing hiring decisions on gut feel or personal preferences.
Why the 'coffee cup test' reveals the bitter truth about recruitment. Recruitment Grapevine | Executive Grapevine International Ltd Earlier this month, Trent Innes, who heads an Australian accounting software firm, told The Venture Podcast that he uses one key interview technique to help him decide whether the candidate would be a good hire or not. “If you do come in and have an interview, as soon as you come in and you do meet me, I will always take you for a walk down to one of our kitchens and somehow you always end up walking away with a drink. “Then we take that back, have our interview, and one of the things I’m always looking for at the end of the interview is, does the person doing the interview want to take that empty cup back to the kitchen?”