Love the article!
“ That’s how you end up hiring people who think just like you do, which leads to a lack of diversity, and that leads to reduced creativity, diligence and hard work.” — my favourite part. You’ve hit the nail on the head. It’s the same as how us as a species has developed through diversity. If you intermingle for too long, no matter the context, there’s bound to be some negative side effects.
I’m from a company called Vervoe, and we’re all about taking the bias out of the interview (by removing interviewer bias) from these scenarios. We run online interviews that test for cultural fit, among many other things.
I’d love for you to check it out at www.vervoe.com if you get a chance!