Candidate compliments boost performance

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by

Candidate compliments before job interviews boost performance Complimenting your candidates could have a positive impact on their future chances of success, according to new research. Researchers at Harvard Business School mock interviewed 123 participants to analyse the effect of compliments at work. They found that those who had been given positive feedback by friends prior to the job interview, performed better than those who hadn’t. The study stated: “Conceptually, this feedback serves as an appreciation jolt – a surprising event that disrupts expectations for the future, induces positive emotion, and also may engage physiological changes.”