…hip between an interviewer saying “Hire” and whether the candidate was actually a good hire or not. So when tech companies talk about “lowering the bar” by hiring minorities they are actually just saying they don’t want to hire minorities since no one in tech actually has a bar that works very well in determining good versus bad hires regardless of ethnicity or gender.
One of the open secrets of working in technology is that technical interviews are completely worthless as a predictor for whether someone is a good hire or not. Sort of like how going on dinner dates with someone is a terrible predictor as to whether this is who you want to spend the rest of your life raising children, doing taxes and arguing about laundry with. 😊