A brief history of the selection interview: may the next 100 years be more fruitful

Mildly scientific in its original conception, the selection interview first came into vogue around 100 years ago and remains the primary tool for hiring new employees. Researchers continue to debate how well this time-worn process works to find the best candidate for the job, and indeed if it works at all. M. Ronald Buckley and colleagues examine a century’s worth of theory and practice.